From Under the Cork Tree is the second studio album by American rock band Fall Out Boy. It was released on May 3, 2005, through Island Records as the band's major label debut. The music was composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, with all lyrics penned by bassist Pete Wentz, continuing the band's songwriting approach they took for some songs on their prior 2003 effort Take This to Your Grave. Neal Avron handled production duties. Commenting on the record's lyrical themes, Wentz said the lyrics were about "the anxiety and depression that goes along with looking at your own life." In support of their release the group headlined tours worldwide and played at various music festivals. For their Black Clouds and Underdogs tour the album was re-released as From Under the Cork Tree (Limited "Black Clouds and Underdogs" Edition), featuring new songs and remixes.
The album was Fall Out Boy's breakthrough mainstream success. Spearheaded by the lead single "Sugar, We're Goin Down", the album debuted at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200 with 68,000 first week sales, a position it stayed at for two non-consecutive weeks, earning the band their first top ten album and becoming their longest charting and best-selling album. It logged fourteen weeks in the top twenty out of its seventy-eight chart weeks. The album as well as its singles won several awards and achieved Double Platinum status. It has sold over 2.5 million albums in the United States as of 2007, and over 3 million worldwide. As of February 2013 Cork Tree has 2.7 million US sales. The album produced two hugely popular hit singles, "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance" peaking at No. 8 and No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively and receiving regular radio play at both Pop and Alternative stations. In 2005 the album was ranked eighteenth on the "Top 100 best-selling albums of the year in the US" with 1,654,320 sales and at No. 43 on IFPI's list of the "Top 50 Best Selling Albums of 2005" worldwide. Internationally it impacted in the UK and Canada.
Label: Island Records 00602557111330
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style: Pop Rock
A1 Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued
A2 Of All The Gin Joints In All The World
A3 Dance, Dance
A4 Sugar, We're Goin Down
B1 Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
B2 I've Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)
B3 7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)
B4 Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year
C1 Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends
C2 I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
C3 A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"
C4 Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part To Save The Scene And Stop Going To Shows)
D1 Snitches And Talkers Get Stitches And Walkers
D2 The Music Or The Misery
D3 My Heart Is The Worst Kind Of Weapon (Demo)
D4 Sugar, We're Goin Down (Patrick Stump Remix)
D5 Dance, Dance (Lindbergh Palace Remix)