Kings and Queens (30 Seconds to Mars song)

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"Kings and Queens"
Single by 30 Seconds to Mars
from the album This Is War
ReleasedOctober 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
(see release history)
FormatCD single, maxi single, 7" Vinyl, digital download
Recorded2008–2009
The International Centre for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreAlternative rock,[1] progressive rock[2]
Length5:47 (Album version)
5:05 (Radio edit)
LabelVirgin, EMI
Writer(s)Jared Leto
ProducerFlood, Steve Lillywhite, 30 Seconds to Mars
30 Seconds to Mars singles chronology
"A Beautiful Lie"
(2007)
"Kings and Queens"
(2009)
"This Is War"
(2010)
Music video
"Kings and Queens" on YouTube
 
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"Kings and Queens"
Single by 30 Seconds to Mars
from the album This Is War
ReleasedOctober 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
(see release history)
FormatCD single, maxi single, 7" Vinyl, digital download
Recorded2008–2009
The International Centre for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreAlternative rock,[1] progressive rock[2]
Length5:47 (Album version)
5:05 (Radio edit)
LabelVirgin, EMI
Writer(s)Jared Leto
ProducerFlood, Steve Lillywhite, 30 Seconds to Mars
30 Seconds to Mars singles chronology
"A Beautiful Lie"
(2007)
"Kings and Queens"
(2009)
"This Is War"
(2010)
Music video
"Kings and Queens" on YouTube

"Kings and Queens" is a song by American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, featured on their third studio album This Is War. Written by lead vocalist Jared Leto,[3] the song was released as the lead single from the album to American radio on October 6, 2009, and the physical single was released on October 13, 2009.[4][5] The track was produced by Flood, Steve Lillywhite and 30 Seconds to Mars, and was inspired by a book that described the world events from the recent years.[6] 30 Seconds to Mars premiered the song on American radio station KROQ, during Kevin and Bean show on October 6, 2009.[5]

"Kings and Queens" received positive reviews from contemporary critics. The song became 30 Seconds to Mars' second number-one single on the Billboard Alternative Songs.[7] The song attained top-twenty positions on the charts of Taiwan, Portugal, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Belgium and Scotland. The song peaked the number one on the weekly Twitter's MusicMonday,[8] and topped the chart for several weeks.[9][10] After being replaced by the band's song "This Is War" for one week,[11] "Kings and Queens" again claimed the top spot on the chart.[12]

The accompanying music video takes place in Los Angeles where the band is riding featuring cyclists. It received positive response, described by critics as epic and innovative video.[13] The video aired on November 12, 2009,[14] and was uploaded to popular video-sharing website YouTube on the same day, where it has garnered over one hundred million views.[15][16] It also received over forty million plays on MySpace.[16] The “Kings and Queens” video was one of the most downloaded videos ever to be featured.[16] The video reached on Fuse’s number one Alternative Countdown and was also nominated in four categories at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, winning the Best Rock Video award.[16]

On December 10, 2009, 30 Seconds to Mars performed "Kings and Queens" for the first time on television on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, a performance described by critics as memorable.[17] The performance featured Street Drum Corps, a string quartet and ten-person choir.[17][18]

The song has appeared on the advertisements for the films Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Hugo. It was also used in a 2010 advertisement for Sunkist and recently in ESPN2's commercials for the 2012 Australian Open.

Contents

Background and recording

Opening with a wild hawk scream recorded live over the band's work space in Los Angeles, the song includes a heavy contribution from the band's fans, captured singing a chorus created from layers of the band's Summit recordings. Jared said the title and theme were inspired by a book found at the band's South African work space, but that it "ended up being a good metaphor" for world events from the past year.[6]

While doing an exclusive track by track album preview, Jared had this to say about the song,

In many ways, a cornerstone for this record. Half of [Kings and Queens] was written in America and the other half was written in South Africa, which has proved to be a very lucky and magical place for the band. I wrote the first verse just as I was headed out the door for South Africa, and the minute I touched down I finished the rest of it. I took that as a good omen. Musically, it was a bit of a beast in that it was originally eight minutes long, so we had to do some trimming. I decided to change the chord structure of the bridge and just let the pieces fall where they may. Steve Lillywhite really helped out with that, figuring out what made sense.[19]

In early 2009, Jared told Billboard that he was excited by this song as soon as he wrote it, saying "I had written a verse right as we were going to the airport—I literally almost missed the flight because I picked up the guitar and this song came out. You have that moment of discovery that's exciting."[20]

Critical reception

"Kings and Queens" has been given mostly positive reviews from critics. Tim Grierson from About.com commented that "30 Seconds to Mars want to inspire the listener with arena-ready anthems like 'Kings and Queens' and 'Vox Populi,' which are grand sing-along songs that have a populist feel."[21] He also listed the song as one of the top tracks from the album.[21] James Montgomery from MTV felt that "there's [in the song] a triumphant feeling of the possibilities that we all have."[22] Victoria Durham from Rock Sound praised the song saying "‘Kings And Queens’ is epic and euphoric, and is also one of several tracks [...] to give Bono and U2 a much-needed kick up the arse."[23] Meena Ramadas from The Sun felt that "tracks like Kings and Queens [...] stand out with strong guitars and persistent drumming."[24] Alistair Lawrence from BBC commented that "the sheen of leadoff single 'Kings and Queens' can’t disguise that it’s a song about the end of humanity that sounds anything but apocalyptic."[25] Jon Bye from Gigwise.com commented that "full on epic space rock, almost certainly designed with stadium in mind. With a little bit of a U2 take but highly affirming and uplifting."[26] Kelly Staskel from Billboard felt that "grounded by Leto's convincing vocals, 'Kings and Queens' is epic rock at its most affecting."[27]

AOL Radio placed "Kings and Queens" at number seven on the Top Alternative Songs of 2009.[28] Virgin Radio Italia placed "Kings and Queens" at number one on their Top Songs of 2009.[29] The song was also honored as the best single of 2009 by Rock Sound and was named Best Single at the Top In Rock Awards.[30][31]

Chart performance

"Kings and Queens" debuted at number 88 on the October 31, 2009 chart of the Billboard Hot 100.[32] After eight weeks the song reached a peak of number 82, making it 30 Seconds to Mars' lowest peaking song on the Hot 100.[33][34] On the week ending October 24, 2009, "Kings and Queens" debuted on the Alternative Songs chart at number 20 and it rose to the top five only four weeks after its debut, moved to the top on the issue dated January 30, 2010,[33] ending Muse's song "Uprising"'s dominant run at the top of the chart. It is the second number-one song from 30 Seconds to Mars, with the first being "From Yesterday," which managed two weeks at the top, and has surpassed the weeks total on the top of the chart its previous number-one single had, with three.[33][35] On the Rock Songs chart, it debuted at number 24.[36] On the week ending March 6, 2010, it peaked at number four.[33] The song debuted on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at number 39 and reached a peak of number 20 after 15 weeks, becoming the band's third top-20 hit on the chart.[37] It also debuted at number six on the Heatseekers Songs,[38] and peaked number five on January 2, 2010.[33] On the Canadian Hot 100, it debuted at number 87.[39] After 13 weeks it reached a peak of number 70.[33][39] The song debuted and peaked on the European Hot 100 Singles at number 52.[33]

The song debuted in New Zealand on the RIANZ chart at number 26 on the issue dated November 30, 2009.[40] The next week, "Kings and Queens" moved to number 18.[41] On its third week on the chart, the song set a peak of number 14.[42] On the issue dated December 18, 2009, the song debuted on the Dutch Top 40 at number 33.[43] The song debuted within the top 30 on the UK Singles Chart at number 28 on its first week.[44] On the week ending December 26, 2009, "Kings and Queens" debuted on the Czech Modern Rock chart at number 12,[45] and it rose to the top ten only seven weeks after its debut,[46] moved to the top on the issue dated March 6, 2010,[47] ending Kabát's song "Raci v Práci"'s dominant run at the top of the chart. It is the first number-one song from 30 Seconds to Mars and managed one week at the top of the chart.[48]

On October 8, 2009, the song reached number one on the KROQ's Furious 5 and topped the chart for several weeks.[49][50] On October 12, 2009, "Kings and Queens" won the Song of the Week by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.[51] The song reached the number one on the October 21, 2009 chart of the 107.7 The End.[52][53]

Music video

Development

The music video for "Kings and Queens" was directed by Jared Leto with the pseudonym of Bartholomew Cubbins, a recurring character in the Dr. Seuss universe. The music video premiered at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles on November 9, 2009 and posted online on November 11.[54] Leto explained the 30 Seconds to Mars' experience of filming the music video saying "For me it's impossible to think of these as videos 'cause I come from a film background. It's all I know, and I don't know how to make a music video really. [...] It's a lyrical and slightly metaphorical surreal journey through the city of Angels, from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica Pier. We like to create an adventure and this has been an adventure. It's brought it to a place we haven't been before, even in our own city. It's so great. This is what we were supposed to do. And I doubted the idea up until the very last minute, but the process has been phenomenal."[55] During an interview with MTV, Leto explained "Our rule as a band is, when we do videos — which, I don't often think of them as videos, more as short films — let's make sure the experience is amazing. [...] We've been to China in the past. We've been to the Arctic, so really, to do this video, in one way, was much simpler ... but it's also been more of a challenge. It's still equally huge in its own way."[56] Leto told MTV News "I think this city is a beautiful place at night, and we have these empty streets, and it's kind of a haunting, forgotten landscape. It's been an incredible adventure, but it's also been really difficult, because there are so many people, and we're shutting down streets of Los Angeles."[13]

They have been filming over the course of several nights in and around some of Los Angeles' most iconic landmarks, recruiting scores of extras and all manner of surrealist street performers.[57] On October 11 night, 30 Seconds to Mars had taken over the famed Santa Monica Pier and, along with an army of fixed-gear bikers, were filming a segment called "The Ride," which is just a portion of the "Kings and Queens" short film.[56] Referring to an immaculately framed silhouette shot of dozens of bikers moving in slow motion backed by a sunset, Leto said "That shot was one of the earliest shots I storyboarded.” While he admits that a lot of the shots were painstakingly set-up and difficult to get, a few of the iconic moments from the video were achieved through happy accidents. “We were supposed to shoot downtown, but shot the other way instead because the smog was so bad,” he said of one sequence.[58] On November 5, 2009, was made available an exclusive trailer of "Kings and Queens" by MTV Networks.[13]

Concept

The music video had two main themes; one featuring cyclists, Jared, Shannon and Tomo among them, riding in downtown Los Angeles.[55] To shoot this part of the video, parts of the city were closed off, including the Santa Monica Pier.[57] The other part of the video simply features the band playing on a cliff edge in Griffith Park overlooking the city. These two themes alternate between each other during the course of the video. From the scenic view of the city's skyline, the cast, crew and other members wrapped up and headed to downtown Los Angeles for scenes involving a fire thrower, among others. The majority of the video, however, involves biking after dark.[57] "It's part Pied Piper, part chaotic circus and it rests upon the wonderful, beautiful individuals and amazing community of fixed-gear, masked night bike riders," Leto said. "I do the rides as well. A friend of mine is doing Critical Mass and another friend is doing Crank Mob, these groups of riders that get together and kind of reclaim public spaces and take over the streets in several cities around America."[55] “Kings and Queens” is filled with allusions to other art forms. Some of the bikers are dressed as the Baseball Furies gang from the cult movie The Warriors, and at one point a frame of the video meticulously recreates underground artist Banksy’s Flower Chucker graffiti.[58] In the video appears a horse running down a Los Angeles street in slow motion. This is a surreal and fantastic vision of downtown Los Angeles.[59] And as “Kings and Queens” comes to a close, the group of bikers make their way onto Santa Monica Pier as the sun rises. "Stranger in a Strange Land" is played during the credits for the full music video. Jared Leto has been quoted saying that the video was "basically a love letter to Los Angeles."[14]

Reception

Tim Grierson from About.com felt that "Los Angeles is featured in all its glory in the 'Kings and Queens' video."[60] Steve Baltin from Spinner commented that "Unlike their previous efforts, this video isn't very worldly."[55] He went on to add that it's still equally epic and huge in its own way.[55] James Montgomery from MTV felt that "'Kings and Queens' has become a gigantic event too. [...] No, it wasn't shot in China (like their 'From Yesterday' clip was) or on the polar ice caps (like 'A Beautiful Lie'), but it's no less of an epic undertaking."[56] He further said that "the video is a thoroughly epic production."[13]

On November 20, 2009, the video debuted at number two on MTV Italy's TRL and topped the chart for several times,[61][62][63] becoming the band's fourth number-one video. On November 23, 2009, "Kings and Queens" won the Hit of the Week on Rock TV.[64][65] The video peaked at number one on the Fuse’s No. 1 Countdown, as well as the top in the No. 1 Alternative Countdown.[16]

On November 26, 2009, “Kings and Queens” was the featured video on AOL.[66] On the issue December 22, 2009, it was possible to download the video for free on iTunes.[67] The “Kings and Queens” video was featured as iTunes Video of the Week and was one of the most downloaded videos ever to be featured.[16] As January 20, 2010 it has garnered over one hundred million views on YouTube, and over forty million plays on MySpace.[16]

In 2009, "Kings and Queens" was voted number one in Rock Sound's "Best Video" and was named Best Video at the Top In Rock Awards.[30][31] On August 3, 2010, the video received four nominations at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories of Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Rock Video, and Video of the Year. "Kings and Queens" went on to win the award for "Best Rock Video."[68]

Cover versions

The Tufts Beelzebubs covered an a cappella version of the song in their Spring Show on March 5, 2010, and posted it on their YouTube channel on March 9, 2010. It also appears as a track on their 2011 album, BATTLE.[69][70]

Track listing

All songs written by Jared Leto.

Digital download[71]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Album Version) – 5:47
Digital download EP[72]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Album Version) – 5:47
  2. "Night of the Hunter" (Static Revenger Redux) – 4:57
  3. "Kings and Queens" (Innerpartysystem Remix Main) – 6:14
Promo CD Single[73]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Radio Edit) – 5:05
  2. "Kings and Queens" (Album Version) – 5:47
EU CD single[74]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Album Version) – 5:47
  2. "Kings and Queens" (Radio Edit) – 5:05
UK White 7" Vinyl[75]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Radio Edit) – 5:05
UK Black 7" Vinyl[76]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Album Version) – 5:47
  2. "Night of the Hunter" (Static Revenger Redux) – 4:57
UK Blue 7" Vinyl[77]
  1. "Kings and Queens" (Album Version) – 5:47
  2. "Night of the Hunter" (Static Revenger Redux) – 4:57

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from This Is War liner notes.[3]

Charts and certifications

Charts

Chart (2009/2010)Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[78]64
Austrian Singles Chart[79]35
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[73]15
Canadian Hot 100[33][80]70
Czech Airplay Chart[81]58
Czech Modern Rock[48]1
Dutch Top 40[43]21
European Hot 100 Singles[33]52
Germany Singles Chart[82]39
New Zealand Singles Chart[83]14
Norwegian Singles Chart[84]38
Portuguese Singles Chart[85]9
Scottish Singles Chart[86]19
Subscription Plays Chart[87]37
UK Download Chart[88]28
UK Singles Chart[89]28
US Billboard Hot 100[33][80]82
US Billboard Rock Songs[33][80]4
US Billboard Alternative Songs[33][80]1
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[37]20

Certifications

CountryCertifications
(sales thresholds)
New ZealandGold[90]

Accolades

PublicationCountryAccoladeYearRank
Alternative AddictionUnited StatesTop 50 Songs of 2009[91]200930
AOL MusicUnited StatesTop Alternative Songs of 2009[28]20097
Rock SoundUnited KingdomBest Single[30]20091
Virgin Radio ItaliaItalyTop Songs of 2009[29]20091

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
United States[4]October 6, 2009AirplayEMI/Virgin
Italy[92]October 13, 2009CD single, digital download
Norway[93]EMI
United States[5]EMI/Virgin
Germany[94]October 16, 2009EMI
Finland[95]October 18, 2009
Austria[74]November 20, 2009
Switzerland[96]
Japan[97]November 29, 2009EMI/Virgin
United Kingdom[98]November 30, 2009

See also

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