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Cigarette Daydreams

"Cigarette Daydreams"
Single by Cage the Elephant
from the album Melophobia
ReleasedAugust 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
Recorded2012-2013 at St. Charles, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreAlternative rock
Matthew Shultz, Lincoln Parish, Brad Shultz, Daniel Tichenor, Jared Champion
Jay Joyce
Cage the Elephant singles chronology
"Take It or Leave It"
"Cigarette Daydreams"
"Mess Around"

"Cigarette Daydreams" is a song by American alternative rock band Cage the Elephant. Produced by Jay Joyce, it was released as the third single from the band's third studio album Melophobia on August 26, 2014. It topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States, becoming the second number-one single from Melophobia, following the album's single "Come a Little Closer", and the band's fifth overall chart-topper.


Singer Matt Shultz has stated that the song is inspired by a "Personal experience" and that the words came to him naturally.[1] After he began writing Shultz phoned the album's producer who stated "Matt, finish the song right now! Just do it." [1] Shultz also noted that the song came from a desire "to be transparent and speak from naked honesty" [1]

Music video

The official music video for "Cigarette Daydreams" was directed by Mark Pellington and released on September 5, 2014.[2] The video stars actress Juliette Buchs - who is also the wife of Cage the Elephant frontman Matthew Shultz - as a woman struggling to find peace in her life, interspersed with various scenes of her running away from an unknown entity.[2][3]


Weekly charts

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Position
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 31
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 9
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 39
US Rock Airplay Songs (Billboard)[15] 18

Release history

Region Date Format Label
United States[16] August 26, 2014 Modern rock radio RCA Records


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  2. ^ a b Geslani, Michelle (September 5, 2014). "Watch: Cage The Elephant's video for 'Cigarette Daydreams'". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Gottliev, Steven (September 5, 2014). "Cage The Elephant 'Cigarette Daydreams' (Mark Pellington, dir.)". Video Static. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada Rock for Cage the Elephant. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs - Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Alternative Songs - Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs - Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs - Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 25, 2014. Retrieved 2015.

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