Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare Lyrics & Tracklist

English 702 April 23, 2007

"Favourite Worst Nightmare" is the second studio album by the renowned English rock band, Arctic Monkeys. The album was officially released on 23 April 2007 by Domino Recording Company. It was recorded at Miloco Studios located in the east of London with the assistance of producers James Ford and Mike Crossey.

The album was eagerly anticipated by fans and was preceded by the release of the lead single "Brianstorm" on 2 April 2007, which instantly became a fan favorite.

Favourite Worst Nightmare marked a significant change for the band, as it was the first album to feature Nick O'Malley on bass guitar, replacing Andy Nicholson, who left the band before the North American tour of their debut studio album. This album showcased a shift in their sound, moving away from the punk-infused style of their debut album towards a more mature, diverse sound.

Upon release, Favourite Worst Nightmare immediately made an impact, with the album selling over 227,000 copies in its first week in the UK alone. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and quickly gained critical acclaim, with many hailing it as one of the best albums of 2007. The album's success was also felt internationally, with it debuting at number seven on the US Billboard 200, selling approximately 44,000 copies in its first week.

The album was supported by two successful singles: "Brianstorm" and "Fluorescent Adolescent." "Brianstorm" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, while "Fluorescent Adolescent" was also a hit, peaking at number five. The album's success was not limited to commercial achievements, as it was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2007 and won Best British Album at the 2008 BRIT Awards.

In the years since its release, Favourite Worst Nightmare has become a cult classic among fans of Arctic Monkeys and has been certified 4× platinum in the UK, attesting to its enduring popularity. The album marked a significant milestone in the band's career and solidified their status as one of the most innovative and talented bands of their generation. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

Favourite Worst Nightmare album Cover

Favourite Worst Nightmare album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • April 23, 2007
  • Producer(s)
  • James Ford, Mike Crossey
  • Writer(s)
  • Alex Turner, Johanna Bennett, Jon McClure