Have you ever wanted to make a Top 10 Fall Out Boy playlist of all their music videos? Was it
ever too hard to choose? If so, no worries! Here’s some of our favorite videos.
10. Dead On Arrival (July 18, 2006)
We had to start off the playlist with an awesome oldie. You can find this single off of the band’s
first album, Take This To Your Grave. Fall Out Boy has changed immensely over the years, and
this song shows off how they started with their pop punk sound. Throughout the video you can
see that the band is still fairly new, as cameras show the band touring in a small van and playing
9. Thnks fr th Mmrs (June 16, 2009)
By this point the band’s sound changed, and in a good way. So good that “Thnks fr th Mmrs”
turned into one of the bands most recognized singles at the time. What made this video
interesting was that it included chimpanzees, and yes, Kim Kardashian before she was as popular
as she is today. Plus, who can ignore the fact that Patrick Stump started wearing his famous
8. Sugar, We’re Goin Down (June 16, 2009)
This is probably the song that even your friend heard of even if they aren’t a Fall Out Boy fan.
This was the song that got the band into more of a mainstream spotlight. The song also became
the band’s first top 10 hit and stayed in the top for five weeks
During an interview with Billboard about From Under the Cork Tree, Pete Wentz shared, "There
was not a lot of reaction from the industry to it. Then our fans went out and bought a ton of the
records and we put the video [“Sugar, We’re Goin Down”] out and our fans ran the video
up TRL. And that basically forced modern rock radio to start playing [us]. And as it went up
on TRL it was able to cross over to rock radio."
7. Watch A Catch, Donnie (November 25, 2009)
While watching Fall Out Boy, Patrick’s hats actually do play an important part if you’re a
hardcore fan. He’s basically always wearing one, but we love it because it makes Patrick well..
Patrick. On that note, one thing we love about the video is that he’s wearing a beanie for some
parts, but more importantly, this is one of their slower paced songs. While listening to the song,
we can’t help but “catch” a beautiful Elton John vibe to it.
6. This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race (December 19, 2009)
At this point, if you’ve watched a good amount of their videos, fans can tell that Fall Out Boy is
good when it comes to making them both creative and interesting. In this one the band is shown
recording with a Hip-Hop producer while getting into some scandals along the way. They even
included two of the people from “Sugar We’re Goin Down” to make a quick appearance, if
you’re into some nostalgia.
5. The Phoenix (March 24, 2013)
This is probably our favorite era of Fall Out Boy, right after the big hiatus. “The Phoenix” is the
second single off of the album 'Save Rock and Roll'. Being the second single, it was also the
second of eleven videos made to go along with the album as a full story. This part of the video
shared one of the most important parts of the Save Rock and Roll story, which was that the band
was being kidnapped (Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman.) The hiatus
payed off because “The Phoenix” made it to #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 after it was officially
4. Young Volcanoes (April 18, 2013)
Part three of the Save Rock and Roll story was continued with this song. In this video the band members are all captured, and spoil alert, Patrick is still alive and well after getting his hand chopped off.
3. American Beauty/American Psycho (December 15, 2014)
Off of their latest album also titled American Beauty/American Psycho, this song introduced
what the newest Fall Out Boy album would sound like. What was cool about this video is that
the boy from the album art was featured in the video, which many artists don’t do.
2. Uma Thurman (April 17, 2015)
If you thought this song sounded familiar, you were right. The band took the sound from the
Munsters' theme song. What’s so special about this video is that they picked a fan who entered a
contest online to be Fall Out Boy’s assistant for 24 hours. Throughout this video, the footage is
shared of all the hilarious things the band made her do including walking Joe Trohman’s zebra.
1. Irresistible ft. Demi Lovato (January 5, 2016)
Being as creative as possible is never impossible for Fall Out Boy. Aside having Demi Lovato in
the track, the band also brought back another nostalgic moment to the NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be
Me video,” where the members of the band are male Barbie-like dolls.
The video description states, “What if in the NSYNC video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” there was an
analog to the story? Where in the same store there was a dollar bin full of toys that no one really
wanted that would band together like the misfit, offbrand little outsiders they were. “Irresistible"
is the video for that story, it's about the toys no one ever wanted come to life. It was directed by
Wayne Isham, the director who did the original NSYNC video and features Demi Lovato and
special cameos by Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.”
Need we say more?
Written by Melanie Gomez
Fall Out Boy has done many, many tours over the years.
As a bonus, we'd like to share with you, my favorite live performance of Fall Out Bo, which you can check out below:
Fall Out Boy ft. Hayley Williams "Sugar We're Going Down"
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