Arctic Monkeys' 'Do I Wanna Know?' Video Just Hit A Major YouTube Milestone
By Eliot Hill
June 17, 2020
Arctic Monkeys' video for “'Do I Wanna Know?” just hit a major milestone!
This month, Arctic Monkeys' animated video for “Do I Wanna Know?” garnered its one billionth view on YouTube.
Additionally, the video for the song, which was uploaded to YouTube on June 18, 2013, has received 5.1 million likes on the video-streaming platform.
Arctic Monkeys joins just a handful of rock artists to achieve the feat on YouTube. Music Week reports the number of rock videos hitting the mark is around 12. Total, there are a little over 200 videos that have hit a billion views.
Other notable videos that have reached the milestone include twenty one pilots' “Stressed Out,” Coldplay's “Hymn For The Weekend,” Linkin Park's “Numb,” Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Imagine Dragons' “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Radioactive.”
If you're hoping the band celebrates the milestone by playing the track on an upcoming tour, you'll be sorely disappointed. In an interview this March, the band's drummer, Matt Helders, revealed playing old songs “feels like we’re doing karaoke of our own songs.” Lead singer Alex Turner has also explained that the band doesn't enjoy performing old material. “It feels like we’re doing a cover,” he said at the time.
The band has been rather quiet and only recently broke its social media hiatus, posting for the first time in almost a year, to support Black Lives Matters.
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