Amnesia

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer

July 15th, 2014

A classic "love 'em and leave 'em song." He'd like to wipe his memory clean of thoughts of her as he can't stop thinking about her. When he asks her friends how she's doing they say she's "doing fine." The memories are everywhere...even on his phone where "the pictures that you sent me, they're still living on my phone." He wishes she wasn't gone and he wants her to "tell me this is just a dream, 'cause I'm really not fine at all."

Did you know?

  • "Amnesia" has peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 6 in Denmark and New Zealand, number 7 in Australia, and number 19 in Canada.
  • Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals).
  • In February 2014 they released "She Looks So Perfect" as their worldwide debut release.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer cite McFly, blink-182, Avril Lavigne, All Time Low, Green Day, Boys Like Girls, and Busted as their influences.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer began in December 2011 when Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, and Calum Hood, who all attended Norwest Christian College, started posting videos of themselves performing covers of popular songs together on Hemmings' YouTube channel.
  • In December 2012 the boys embarked on a songwriting trip to London, where they wrote with various artists including mcFly, Roy Stride of Scouting for Girls, Nick Hodgson of Kaiser Chiefs, Jamie Scott, Jake Gosling, Steve Robson, and James Bourne of Busted.
  • The group has been referred to as a boy band in the media. Members of the band have said the group is not a boy band. unlike many boy bands, they write their own songs, play their own instruments, and they are not primarily a dance group. Nevertheless, the band has attracted a fanatical following of girls, just like boy bands.
  • The album won a Kerrang! award; Luke Hemmings said it was a real honor to win one, as all the band's idols are in Kerrang!.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer's bass player, Calum Hood, now has a viral penis--which is not as bad as it sounds--but yes...his junk's being passed around on the Internet after he flashed it on Snapchat. Hood learned a hard lesson when he sent the revealing video to someone who then reposted it as a Vine for the world to see.