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Classic Album Review: “From Under the Cork Tree” by Fall Out Boy

1 Dec , 2015  

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Believe it or not, the classic Fall Out Boy album “From Under the Cork Tree” was released more than 10 years ago May 3rd, 2005. The album featured popular songs like “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar We’re Goin Down” and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me.’” Even though the songs are more than 10 years old, it’s not uncommon to turn on the radio and hear them playing today.

“From Under the Cork Tree” was a success because of its pop rock sound that was very popular at the time. Other bands like Good Charlotte, All American Rejects and Blink 182 were popular bands that featured similar sounds. The music was identifiable, and it influenced teenagers and those who were part of the mainstream, emo trend which was popular at the time. Even after 10 years of producing music, Fall Out Boy has managed to hold onto its popularity. “Uma Thurman” debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs during January, according to Billboard. If the classic album, “From Under the Cork Tree,” were to be released today, chances are it would be just as successful as it was 10 years ago.

An interesting fact about the album — the song “Our Lawyers Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued” was supposed to be titled “My Name Is David Ruffin And These Are The Temptations,” according to Song Facts. The song was a warning about the trappings of fame and referenced the band The Temptations. The Temptations had a member named David Ruffin who tried to add his name to the title of their band. Ruffin was not as popular as he thought, and he was fired from the band and later died of a drug overdose. Fall Out Boy’s lawyers made them change the original name of the song, so they were not sued by Ruffin’s estate.

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