“Who could've dreamed up this story?”
Fall Out Boy's reunion is officially a success.
The Chicago band's new album and first release in nearly five years, Save Rock and Roll, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's the boys' second No. 1 after Infinity on High ruled the charts for one week in 2007.
The boys celebrated the news with a blog post on their official site:
"Holy smokes. To quote Patrick, 'Who could’ve dreamed up this story?' If you had told us the incantations that we sang would’ve summoned what we’ve become, none of us would have ever believed it. Art isn’t a competition—but this does feel like vindication—just because this is one that we made just for us—and now you have made it yours.
"So this one felt real good and hit us right in the gut when we saw the album was number one (with a bullet!). From a cruddy broken futon in Chicago you dragged us here, or we dragged you. Probably a bit of both. Thank you."
The band stole the top slot from Paramore (who earned their first No. 1 album last week) and held off competition from new albums from Kid Cudi's Indicud (at No. 2) and Yeah Yeah Yeah's Mosquito (No. 5).
Congrats FOB! Welcome back!