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MKTO - AMERICAN DREAM (SONG)
Label:SonyMusic
Entry:07/04/2014 (Position 40)
Last week in charts:28/07/2014 (Position 33)
Peak:12 (1 weeks)
Weeks:15
Place on best of all time:2932 (380 points)
Year:2014
Music/Lyrics:Malcolm David Kelley
Tony Oller
Producer:Malcolm David Kelley
World wide:
au  Peak: 40 / weeks: 8
nz  Peak: 12 / weeks: 15

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
3:45MKTOColumbia
88843002972
Album
CD
30/01/2014
3:45NOW 2014 - Volume 2Universal
5353274
Compilation
CD
22/08/2014
MUSIC DIRECTORY
MKTOMKTO: Discography / Become a fan
MKTO IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Thank You04/02/2013716
Classic08/07/2013817
God Only Knows09/12/20131917
American Dream07/04/20141215
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
MKTO10/02/201464
SONGS BY MKTO
American Dream
Bad Girls
Classic
Could Be Me (MKTO feat. Ne-Yo)
Forever Until Tomorrow
God Only Knows
Goodbye Song
Hands Off My Heart
Hands Off My Heart / Places You Go
Heartbreak Holiday
Monaco
No More Second Chances (MKTO feat. Jessica Ashley)
Nowhere
Superstitious
Thank You
Wasted
ALBUMS BY MKTO
MKTO
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 3.67 (Reviews: 12)
******
AWESOME as always. Love the reference to Jack and Dianne in the chorus and the typical four chords is disguised very well.

EDIT: Would've been better if they released 'Could Be Me' as their next single instead of this but it makes sense anyways.
Last edited: 13.03.2014 14:02
****
This is quite good.
***
This screams of "let's throw out a single to keep our name on the airwaves/charts". It doesn't stick out much, and surely only hung around in the lower part of the top 50 thanks to being played on radio. However I do like the way they reject the idea of the "American dream" which is something that is becoming increasingly out of reach and unrelatable for many young people. It's a shame it's awfully produced, it really drags down the whole thing and makes it a tiring listen. It's not bad but didn't need to be a single imo.
Last edited: 07.06.2017 07:56
***
The piano seems to take too much control over all of the melodies, which is a shame because it sucks the energy out of what should really be an upbeat track. I even try to enjoy the chorus by pretending the piano chords aren't there, but to no goddamn avail. :( 2.75
***
"We don't want two kids and a wife
I don't want a job I just want a life"

Amerikansisches Duo, das in Down Under weitaus populärer als in der Heimat ist…mässig überzeugende Nummer mit ätzenden Na na na – 3*…
*****
Finde ich ein sehr schöner und gelungener Popsong. Kann man sich gut und auch ziemlich lange anhören, ohne dass er einem auf die Nerven geht!
***
This sounds rather nostalgic to me. If this was intentional, then kudos for the irony. Aside from that I don't find it that strong but it could grow on me further. 3.5
***
Quite average.
*****
....'Cali here we come' - süsser, melodischer, flotter, schön gesungener Traum - das Geplapper stört nicht mal stark -...+4.5
**
Very boring, dumb lyrics. My least favourite single from them if I ignore the lyrics to 'Thank You'.
***
Average. They have better.
****
nichts weltbewegendes, aber ok...
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