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Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem

So you're on the prowl wondering whether she left already or not
Leather jacket, collar popped like antennae
Never knowing when to stop
Sunglasses indoors, par for the course
Lights in the floors and sweat on the walls
Cages and poles

Call off the search for your soul, or put it on hold again
She's having a sly indoor smoke
And she calls the folks who run this her oldest friends
Sipping a drink and laughing at imaginary jokes
As all the signals are sent, her eyes invite you to approach
And it seems as though those lumps in your throat
That you just swallowed have got you going

Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Number one party anthem

[Verse 2:]
She's a certified mind blower
Knowing full well that I don't
May suggest there's somewhere from which I might know her
Just to get the ball to roll
Drunken monologues, confused because
It's not like I'm falling in love I just want you to do me no good
And you look like you could

[Chorus x2]
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Number one party anthem

The look of love - the rush of blood
The "She's with me" - the Gallic shrug
The shutterbugs - the Camera Plus
The black & white - the colour dodge
The good time girls - the cubicles
The house of fun - the number one
Party anthem

Come on, come on, come on
Before the moment's gone
Number one party anthem

Ironically, the slowest track off of "AM", “No. 1 Party Anthem” pokes fun at waiting for an anthemic party song to feel the vibe. Some of the lyrics here were first used on Arctic Monkeys greatest hit, “Do I Wanna Know?” as Alex Turner commented: "'Actually, I was looking through my old voice memos on my iPhone this morning, and I found a demo for “Do I Wanna Know?” that I’ve done, and it’s got the lyrics from “No. 1 Party Anthem” on it.'" “No. 1 Party Anthem” is a bit of an outlier on this album, since it’s a ballad on an album of more upbeat tracks. Did you worry about how it was going to fit on this album?" "'A little bit. I knew we wanted to have a couple of them types of tunes on there. You’ve got that, and you’ve got “Mad Sounds,” which comes after it, but it’s got a little bit of something else in there. There are others that are in major key on the record, but what connects it to the rest of them is the subject matter and the melody. I was trying to get away from melodies that stick on something, and it was one of the first melodies that meandered around a bit. You get that on “Do I Wanna Know?” and a couple others, as well, on the melody and the bridge. It’s almost kind of conversational more than melodic. It doesn’t seem to follow a formula. You don’t really know where the next line is going to move melodically, which is exciting for me.'" —Alex Turner, Under the Radar

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