"Thnks fr th Mmrs" (pronounced "thanks for the memories") is the third 2007 single released by the Chicago band Fall Out Boy. It is featured on their 2007 release Infinity on High. The song, according to bassist Pete Wentz in an interview with Kerrang!, refers to a romantic relationship in which the initial sentiments have perished, but both lovers continue to "sleep with each other" to appease their physical and mental desires. The title, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" is the words "thanks for the memories" after having been disemvowelled, much like it would be written as part of a text message. Another reason for the song title's lack of vowels comes as joking nod at Fall Out Boy's record company, who have asked them to shorten their often verbose song titles.
The song features Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on mandolin and The Movement Orchestra Strings, and was featured as the theme song on an episode of VH1's Best Week Ever. The chorus of the song contains the line, "He tastes like you, only sweeter", a line referencing the The Patrick Marber play, Closer which premiered on Broadway in 1999. There is a widespread misconception that the line originated from the film adaptation of the stage play by the same name-- see Closer.
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" was also featured in the Doctor Who Confidential episode "Do You Remember the First Time?", put to a clip showing scenes from the 1963 series through to the 2007 series. Selective clips have also been used by Network 10 in Australia to promote the Australian Rules Final Series in 2007 and was #8 on the Video Hits Top 100 Countdown on the same network.
A maxi single with five alternate mixes and edits of the song was also released as a digital download.
In the UK, it peaked at #12, making it another top 20 hit for the band there. In New Zealand, the song hit #11. In Australia, it reached a peak of #3, after initially peaking at #4, and in Ireland it charted at #17. The song's highest chart placing was in the Philippines, where it hit #2.
The song also hit the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., where it charted at #19.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||3|
|Brazilian Singles Chart||16|
|Canadian Hot 100||11|
|Czech IFPI Chart||67|
|Irish Singles Chart||17|
|Mexican Top 100||25|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||11|
|Philippine Hot 100||2|
|UK Singles Chart||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||11|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||9|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||19|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs||5|
|United World Chart||18|
|Venezuelan Singles Chart||3|