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Arctic Monkeys - How We Wrote 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SThYS8 Arctic Monkeys' debut single scored highly in our list of the 150 best songs of NME.COM's lifetime. In this blog-cam video, Alex Turner explains how the song came about, and why lyrically it contains a few "stinkers". For more visit the NME website: http://www.nme.com Like NME on Facebook: http://http://on.fb.me/pwS4QM Follow NME on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NME Listen to the NME playlist on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/MLfz9W
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Paul (1 month ago)
wow that lyric sheet, must be priceless
ima airplane (2 months ago)
I don't understand why everyone has a hard time understanding him. I'm American and I can understand like, 90% of what he's saying.
bat ph0ne (4 months ago)
tbh I don’t get what people are Saying like I can understand what he’s saying perfectly understandable just open ur ears m8
JBennett9571 (4 months ago)
It's weird people don't understand him. I can hear everything clear as day.
Random Bizz (5 months ago)
alex is like "how english sounds to foreigners" video where you're watching you know it's english you think you're like i can understand all the words he's saying but you still don'y know what the fuck he's talking about
Carlymusic (5 months ago)
I love him
Pikaia Gracilens (5 months ago)
His speaking voice is so monotone and quiet, totally unlike his bold, syrupy, orgasmic singing voice
mia (5 months ago)
The cover thing makes me kinda sad
TrainInVain (5 months ago)
What a bellend
Liam Robinson (5 months ago)
Am I the only one who can understand him aha
Andy M (6 months ago)
A scummy sounding load of overrated nonsense that all the scrawny indie kids started following because it made them feel 'more indie'.
Peter magury (6 months ago)
The guys a fucking legend.his accent is far better than listening to a yank c#*t,the arctics are class.NETTLES LIVE AT THE APOLLO is a tune man
Jason Edenilson (6 months ago)
Seeing this video I forget how genuinely nice and polite Alex actually is
D.H. Withers (6 months ago)
He is the most prime candidate for cocaine I've ever seen.
Fer Abra (6 months ago)
Cool story. It's as if The Beatles were watching themselves on the Ed Sullivan show while recording She loves you.
Tiz Player (6 months ago)
Wow,he isn't drunk😂
it's weird that the older a musician gets, the stories they told when they were younger feel distant. Almost like you're playing a shadow of yourself. To see your own songs as covers has to be the strangest feeling. Something you invested so much energy into, eventually becomes a stranger when you're looking forward and not dwelling in that time when you wrote it.
Ham4Every1 (6 months ago)
I broke my leg trying to recite the first 2 minutes of this video
xxnonstopdancingxx (7 months ago)
First I'll have me fish.. Then I'll have rice cake.. Then I'll have er.. me fish... Then I'll have fish and a rice cake
ash s (7 months ago)
camel lights and a corona
James Thurling (7 months ago)
An Englishman trying so hard to be American. Forgot your roots! Not welcome up north anymore lad.
Jamie Deakin (7 months ago)
Sounds American now 😂
Tony Genna (7 months ago)
When anyone brings up the arctic monkeys, to me, I immediately think of their early stuff (i.e. Pre-suck it and see stuff). When he says there's something missing that makes it difficult to play their old songs, it honestly makes me a little upset because it's like confirmation that that chapter of them is done. I remember countless summer nights blasting Whatever the people say-- and Humbug and Favorite worst nightmare.. fun times... I know artists are entitled to experiment but what happened? why did they take such a serious turn?
Tony Genna ii feel EXACTLY the SAME way you do! ii think arctic monkeys. ii LITERALLY think “505” “all you people are vampires” “old yellow bricks” essentially just FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE! ii mean everything else was GREAT. but THOSE was their CLASSICS! what made them THEM!
I know Mike, he recorded some of our shit back in the 90's in Parr Street. Luckily we didn't become famous because that would have been terrible.
Spite (7 months ago)
All I can see is the dice tricks
Camille Cardoze (7 months ago)
I could fall asleep by just hearing his voice
Enrique Castro (7 months ago)
You can´t act tough and then drink corona and smoke camels
Adam G (7 months ago)
a lot of English people do not understand the sheffield/yorkshire accent.
Jimmy (7 months ago)
https://genius.com/Nme-arctic-monkeys-how-we-wrote-i-bet-you-look-good-on-the-dancefloor-annotated
adriana (6 months ago)
Jimmy Thank you so much
Back 2 Zero (8 months ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVV6PjgcHuk
Sera (8 months ago)
Alex turner more hot than will turner 😂
Sera (8 months ago)
Alex turner
Erick Garcia (8 months ago)
I can't understand, I really can't
Jude Forrester (8 months ago)
"What that you or was it cookie" When they call Jamie Cooke cookie
Drew Blue (8 months ago)
For those struggling to understand him you should enrol on course in 'Dee-dah for beginners' ...
JIMBOTHY (8 months ago)
What's that behind Alex's head? Oh just some Doritos Ranch...
Sarasmad (8 months ago)
After watching 2874929284829848 interviews of him I’m kind of starting to understand everything he says, or at least 95% of the words
țøbî 2815 (8 months ago)
Y de la nada un comentario en español
It’sEmilyRose (8 months ago)
My love
Unfortunate (8 months ago)
i don't know if this is how he talks and acts everyday or he is drunk/stoned because he is like that on every single video with him lol
duck (8 months ago)
I’m that kettle.
EmmaKayIsNotOk (9 months ago)
It's not so much that I can't understand what he's saying, it's just that his voice is so low and slow and stuff that you get lost in the sound of it
kyddy k (9 months ago)
Lol people are just staring at alex and admiring him all im seeing is the doritos in the back yum
마리아 믿음 (9 months ago)
MIERDAAAA PAPASSIIITO TE AMOOOO
Bashful (9 months ago)
god hes gorgeous
zachf (9 months ago)
Okay I'm prepared for the hate but he is so boring to listen to doing interviews. And I always thought it was funny that average looking guys are suddenly so attractive two young girls and women just because they're shown on TV
Andi Irmayanti (9 months ago)
I love him so much
Flannery Monaghan-Morrs (10 months ago)
Is he drunk? Seems like it.............
Joey Ong (11 months ago)
I played this video at 1.5x speed and it was surprisingly easier to understand.
fatzooma (11 months ago)
Alan Smyth 2 Fly recording studios Sheffield. My band recorded with the same bloke around 2004 and the sound is the same..in fact everyone came out sounding the same
Jimmy (7 months ago)
what happened then?
ceren (11 months ago)
I'm so in love
kotobukis (11 months ago)
apenas entiendo la mitad de las cosas que dice lpm que le afloje al acento britanico que no entiendo nada
GIZMO TV (1 year ago)
I'm from Leeds so I can understand him perfectly
principessa (1 year ago)
He's so damn sexy I just can't
Young weed (1 year ago)
Please can someone put some fucking subtitles here
Doug whitfield (1 year ago)
I swear I'm the only one that understands everything he says, although i am from further north than him so I guess I'm used to listening to different variations on the English accent
Celia Thomas (1 year ago)
I dont understand anything hes saying, i bet it's interesting. But damn, hes so fucking attractive like wtf
fucking Idahotik (1 year ago)
I'm from America and I have no trouble understanding him, what's the big deal?
rockflint123 (1 year ago)
So this song it was already written?? i m sorry i didn t understand a word
roxas5481 (1 year ago)
I also smoke camel blues
Yato Cato (1 year ago)
I'm from Yorkshire so I have no problem identifying what Al is saying
Fahmi Ramadani (1 year ago)
I think he struggle not to sound too poetic when talking to people
pine apple (1 year ago)
I'm Chinese. This is torture.
yeah he cant remeber how they wrote the song. this is fucking clear
Sercan Akgül (1 year ago)
WE NEED SUBTITLES
JHope watches nisekoi (1 year ago)
I wish alex turner did asmr
christopher_rabbit (1 year ago)
JHope watches nisekoi oh don't we all
juanker (1 year ago)
being from yorkshire, its funny to see all the people complaining
asdfghjkl 76 (1 year ago)
fuck it I should be studying
CA_TRV (7 months ago)
Ninaaa 87 I should be working on scholarship essays lol
Cricket Nock (2 years ago)
Every fan should watch this, they have to understand why Arctic Monkeys isn't what it was. This is the perfect way...Alex said so, It doesn't really fits, feels like doing cover songs
BALENCIAGA (1 year ago)
+Ben Smith I meant as the years have progressed, their music and songwriting has evolved beautifully. The second and third albums are of course way deeper than the first album and the demos, both of which are fun in its own way. With AM they combined different genres in a way no one has done before, and you really cant compare the lyrics of their first album to their latest one.
Ben Smith (1 year ago)
Jasleen Marwah oh really? AM is deeper than WPSIATWIAN and Favorite Worst Nightmare? Literally every song on that album is about him wanting to have sex with a girl and maybe being able to.
Robert (1 year ago)
Jasleen Marwah I disagree, their old music is so much better. I agree with the part that obviously they wont stay the same for nearly 10 years but their old music is so much better than now
BALENCIAGA (1 year ago)
yeah songwriting's gotten so much better and deeper. Obviously artists and their art can never be the same as they were 10 years ago.
Man, his accent is hot
Matthew Pearce (5 months ago)
everytime's the first time north ftw!
Fabrizzio Ruiz (2 years ago)
Can someone translate this to English please?
Jimmy (7 months ago)
https://genius.com/Nme-arctic-monkeys-how-we-wrote-i-bet-you-look-good-on-the-dancefloor-annotated Here, I tried my best
Nela Savic (1 year ago)
o.o Eniglish isn't my fisrt english,but I understand him very well.
AVicious Hunter (1 year ago)
no, this is the drunk englishman dielect
Luana Gotardo (1 year ago)
this is english
Adam Henry (2 years ago)
I live how everyone seems to disagree with everyone on every comment. Haha now disagree.
Lucas Matheus de Souza (2 years ago)
don't believe the hype
Alicia Hannah (2 years ago)
You lot. Complaining you don't understand his accent he's one of the only famous peoples accents I understand gotta love yorkshire. Born and raised m8
João Silva (2 years ago)
you guys don't understand and your mother language is English, imagine me, I'm Portuguese.
Miguel Romeo Gallegos (7 months ago)
Mexican
Jimmy (7 months ago)
https://genius.com/Nme-arctic-monkeys-how-we-wrote-i-bet-you-look-good-on-the-dancefloor-annotated Here, I tried my best
Keyla C (8 months ago)
A peruvian here 😆
Yorkshire Lad (11 months ago)
Lol luckily for me I'm from Sheffield so I understand him fine.
Inês Santos (1 year ago)
TUGAS!
Pietro Lauria (2 years ago)
HAVE A LOOK AT MY CHANNEL FOR ARCTIC MONKEYS' COVERS ! ;)
Nicole Simmons (2 years ago)
i love this man so much
Osnof (2 years ago)
yo no digo nada, pero detras tiene una bolsa de DORITOS... ¿coincidencia?
Joe Marek (2 years ago)
It's interesting the way that Alex pointed out that playing some of the older songs felt like they were playing cover songs. I always liked the older songs but I understand now why they don't play them much anymore as they don't really fit the style of their new stuff and so they sound a bit awkward. I still can't wait for whatever they do next!
رغد اسمي (2 years ago)
Im a duck and I understand what he said
Jonathan V. (2 years ago)
He smokes camel blues and drinks corona... I find that interesting
g man tramp (6 months ago)
Jonathan V. He should give up smoking if he wants to save his voice
Claudia (1 year ago)
Jonathan V. Haha, glad I'm not the only one who noticed!
Elle Spicer (2 years ago)
Everyone is talking about how hot Alex is, I just want the cool ranch Doritos in the back.
officeaddict33 (1 month ago)
Elle - Check out Overeaters Anonymous
sNaP oUt oF It (2 months ago)
Elle Spicer mmm
cronoswire (2 years ago)
In summary: On drugs.
Juice Demon (2 years ago)
+ZCrono Be easy on me, I'm only 12 and a half :( jk i'm nearly 18 lad shush tha mush ;)
cronoswire (2 years ago)
Lol. Ofc i've seen some1 on drugs. Not the great thing. It was a joke, kids. Zzz
robbietb (2 years ago)
+shmatterick e . it didnt look like he was on coke to me
s e (2 years ago)
+Arutzuki  his jaw must be a great actor then...
Arutzuki (2 years ago)
+shmatterick e Pretty sure he's acting. Take a look at the other band member's faces.
VanLuedewich (2 years ago)
Try to spell NME fast. You'll hear a word!!
Prithviraj Sukale (2 years ago)
enemy
DisSolve Movies (2 years ago)
what?
batroy (2 years ago)
Burn!!
AssualtTrifle (2 years ago)
I don't understand why people can't understand what he's saying. Is it because they're American or something and don't understand that there is more than one accent in the UK? Sounds fine to me, just a Sheffield accent.
Luckas Bish (1 year ago)
I know I see comments saying what the hell is this man saying but I understand one hundred percent
midsummersky (1 year ago)
i guess it depends on what you're used to. i'm dutch too and understood him perfectly fine. it's just the regional accent. on the other hand, i was so distracted by him pausing and thinking so much over during his talking, that i had to take a second time to focus on what he was actually telling 😂
Lisa Geelen (2 years ago)
but in this interview its not that bad actually
Lisa Geelen (2 years ago)
he doesnt articulate very well, he speaks slow and low, all the words are sticking together and sometimes he leaves letters out of a word that shouldnt be. ANd Im dutch so its not my native language.Its much harder then I think
Ja (2 years ago)
i think it's because a lot of people don't have english as the first language (like me) so it's really difficult to understand such a heavy accent, plus his tone really low :/
Jamie Bales (2 years ago)
Camel? I bet he was on 10 Mayfair when it was proper Arctic Monkeys
rolledtogether (3 years ago)
The kettle was boiling the whole way through that.
foreverxbrkn (3 years ago)
this interview is so adorable. i'm surprised some of you from usa and england don't understand him. i can understand perfectly well and i'm from usa. the way he talks is soothing.
Julie Ma (3 years ago)
I love his accent. It makes everything that he says sound elegant and posh. Also, hell yeah Sheffield, thanks for producing two of my favorite bands.
Julie Ma (2 years ago)
+Dayna Lee Yes, I mentioned it above. Like I said, as an American, I'm easily impressed by any sort of accent from the UK! I'm well aware that most of you guys who actually live there think Sheffield accents are wack, but hey, I love accents. 
Dayna Lee (2 years ago)
+Julie Ma lol you think sheffield is posh? do you live in america by any chance?
Holly Clarke (2 years ago)
+Julie Ma My other favourite band, Pulp, is from Sheffield as well! We must have a thing for sheffieldians lol
Julie Ma (2 years ago)
+SelfReferencingName Haha yeah as an American I'm easily impressed by any sort of British accent. LMAO.
Julie Ma (2 years ago)
+Holly Clarke Bring Me The Horizon! :-)
CaptainAmazeballs (3 years ago)
I want a jacket like that.....and a face like that......and hair like that......I want to be Alex Turner.
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djhero0071 (5 months ago)
Yeaaaaaaaah.....I'm still blown away when I see leather jackets at 300£
Nathan Evans (5 months ago)
hes a gimp now
J W (7 months ago)
All those things only look good because he's the singer in a cool band though. If he was just some guy you wouldn't. He's not exactly got movie star looks or anything
Gergő Kerti (8 months ago)
You should be just yourself. Stop compare yourself to someone else. Thats sad. Live your life with your cool jacket.
schhh (3 years ago)
It's not even so much his accent as it is the fact that you've forgotten half the sentence by the time he's done.
Deborah Nash (6 months ago)
He's off his face and unfortunately has a monotone speaking voice. Not a good combination. Doesn't take away from the talent he has.
D.H. Withers (6 months ago)
He's also forgotten half the sentence
felix cleeve (7 months ago)
Pre Tma are you joking?
Pre Tma (1 year ago)
Thanks
benicspo (1 year ago)
Dull as dishwater is just another way of saying really boring. Dishwater is just the water left over after washing the dishes (quite self-explanatory)
RodLivzt (3 years ago)
I barely can understand a word he says... omg Subtitles plz
kjek1 (3 years ago)
There are people who are effortlessly cool,and that works. Then there are people who make a very noticeable effort to be cool,and it doesn't work so well. Turner is definitely the latter
Brad Cogan (6 months ago)
He’s still just a normal lad. He’s just having a chilled conversation
kjek1 (2 years ago)
I disagree with that, I remember when they broke through, he's the same age as me. He was a normal sounding kid from sheffield, looked it too, didn't have the pretentious half american half northern accent he has now. 
Adam Finn (2 years ago)
+kjek1 I disagree, he's honestly been like that since he was a kid when their first album was recorded. He may have stuck on a leather jacket and put in some hair grease but he's never tried to be cool the way he talks, he just has a cool accent and a unique way of speaking
kjek1 (3 years ago)
+SodaPrezsing No I mean the latter. He tries really hard and it's tragic 
SodaPrezsing (3 years ago)
+kjek1 Think you mean the former
Peteral (3 years ago)
Im Norwegian and get everything he is saying. But i must say that ive been following this band for so long, since 2009. And I think i've gotten so used to the accent :P
Alex Turner (3 years ago)
he's not that hard to understand omg
maddy (3 years ago)
lol this is the most he has talked in any interview i've seen
Susanna Powers (3 years ago)
I love Alex dearly, but I wish there were more interviews with the entire band and it's not just him talking. I'm not complaint, because he usually has interesting things to say, but the band is not all about him. I wish the magazines and radio stations would understand that.
g man tramp (6 months ago)
Luckas Bish He is a great drummer but no better than Clem Burke nor Stewart Copeland who are both in their 60,s
X.E.X (7 months ago)
There is a reason why he gets most of the attention. He's one of the best songwriters of this generation if not the best & he composes most of the bands songs, so that's why people are interested so much in him because he's the creator, and the industry changer. Arctic Monkeys isn't just an ordinary signed band, they broken the most records of any band period & Alex is the true master behind all that. Yes the band works together and sometimes even compose their parts separately but at the end of the day it's Alex. tbh the band supports that, they want him to be the spotlight, it;s more publicity for the whole band leading to bigger opportunities. In other words the band is probably pushing Alex to do these solo interviews etc.
Luckas Bish (1 year ago)
My boy Matt needs more recognition for those amazing drum skills
atlantic monkeys (2 years ago)
That's the whole purpose of a frontman
triggered (2 years ago)
+Susanna Powers Jamie hates talking in interviews, when he's given a mic in the group he just puts it behind his back. There's a video of him going off on Sky News because he really doesn't have any tact so he doesn't speak. O'Malley is somewhat similar, but perhaps more pleasant. Alex has to talk because he's the lead singer and the lyricist, Matt enjoys talking because he loves the sound of his own voice haha.
BumbleandBoo (3 years ago)
It's funny cause they're all kinda dicks and when they first became famous, Jamie Cook stripped off in a pub in High Green, I'm talking everything off and expecting everything to be done for him, keeping in mind he's fully nude, all because they got signed, his dad's a bigger dickhead ;) expecting all the rage comments and the "bullshit didn't happen" if you ever meet Cook, ask him about The Packhorse 😂😂
SodaPrezsing (3 years ago)
+BumbleandBoo Elaborate please I love gossip
Ben Zombie (3 years ago)
I like how sort of relaxed and humble he seems here, away from all the bigshot crap and the hype and the awards he's just a bloke with a passion for music. Some may find the strong Sheffield accent difficult, but it is a big part of what makes AM's music more unique and distinctive. I've grown up in the South West and I don't have much of an accent myself but I do have an appreciation for all the different tones and twangs from around Britain, his is quite relaxing in its way.
A Black, I understand him just fine, too, but his sentences are SOOO LONG and by the time he finishes, you forget what he was talking about.
Luckas Bish (1 year ago)
Ben Zombie I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY NOBODY UNDERSATNDS HIM I UNDERSTAND PERFECTLY
Radio Friendly (2 years ago)
Just gonna appreciate Scott Pilgrim. I'll be over here.
Creative Gaming Inc. (2 years ago)
+Ben Zombie "Don't believe the hype"
Emily Rudd (3 years ago)
Us true yorksire folk na what he's sayin perfectly
Jude Forrester (1 day ago)
Being from Yorkshire doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know how to spell
Def Seal (6 months ago)
Duz tha no worram on abart?
Olly Burhouse (6 months ago)
Emily Rudd ah thanoz

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