Song the teenage guide to dating

The song was the center of a legal dispute with the former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, over the "insulting" compensation he offered for his illegal use of the song during a party conference.Two months after exiting the UK Top 40, the song was featured in an advertisement for the BBC1 program Waterloo Road.

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On June 3, 2009, MGMT released the official music video for "Kids".

It was directed by Ray Tintori, who directed MGMT's previous videos for "Time to Pretend" and "Electric Feel." The video was released to the Oracular Spectacular version.

From this the song gained renewed interest, re-entering the UK Top 40, and on January 16, 2009, the song reached its highest position to date of #16.

"Kids" came in at #5 on Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 countdown for 2008.

The quote at the beginning of the video ("Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... The abyss gazes also into you..") attributed to Mark Twain is actually a quote from Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. He is then picked up by his mom and she walks out of her house, then down the street, while the child sees humans as bloody monsters.

Then, a crudely designed countdown sequence from five to one plays, with a rapid set of fuzzy, low-quality pictures of children in the background. His inattentive mother then places him down and he begins to walk down the street, and then begins to cry and run in fear of the monsters.

The song is also played in the trailer for the film "Africa United" and may be used in the sound track.

In Argentina, the movie-channel Volver use the intro of the song for the Advertising Space ("Inicio y fin de espacio publicitario" in Spanish).

It has since been viewed more than 50 million times on You Tube (link).

MGMT later invited the participants to join them for the official video of "Electric Feel".

We then see the toddler smile as he comes across the band performing the song in futuristic costumes.

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