|"The Queen and I"|
|Single by Gym Class Heroes|
|from the album As Cruel as School Children|
|Released||August 28, 2006|
|Genre||Rap rock, alternative rock|
|Label||Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen|
|Songwriter(s)||Gym Class Heroes, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz|
|Producer(s)||S*A*M & Sluggo|
|Gym Class Heroes singles chronology|
|Gym Class Heroes UK singles chronology|
"The Queen and I" is the first single from the Gym Class Heroes (GCH) album, As Cruel as School Children. The song is a more fast-paced song than many other of the group's songs. The song refers to lead singer, Travis McCoy, falling in love with an alcoholic (the "Queen"). "The Queen and I" was a non-chart qualifier in the UK as both physical formats contained a sticker, which is against UK chart rules. The single was re-released in the UK on 29 October 2007, following the top five success of "Cupid's Chokehold" and "Clothes Off!!" there. This song has been featured in computer games such as Tony Hawk's Project 8 and as an instrumental version on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08.
UK re-release CD 1:
UK re-release CD 2:
UK re-release 7" Vinyl:
The music video was directed by Shane Drake and starts with multiple men (such as a jester and a wizard) all trying to gain the love of a queen. Each one desperately tries to woo her, each one equally as unsuccessful. Travis McCoy then comes in and tries his luck by rapping for the queen, but he also seems to be unsuccessful. As he leaves, he trips and the queen smiles. She soon changes her mind about him and chases after him. However, when she reaches him, he disappears, leaving only his jacket and his trademark, a toothbrush (he is seen brushing his teeth at some point in almost every video). The video ends with the queen looking very angry and the words "she was to live unhappily ever after" are printed on the last page of a story book (the one opened at the beginning of the video).
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||40|