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Sounds Good Feels Good is the second studio album of the Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was released on October 23, 2015 through Capitol Records.

Background

After releasing their live album, LiveSOS in 2014, the band took a break over the holidays. The majority of the tracks of Sounds Good Feels Good, with the exception of Invisible which was written in August 2014, were written in Los Angeles in 2015. They began to perform Permanent Vacation on their headlining tour, Rock out with Your Socks Out in May of 2015.

The album's lead single, She's Kinda Hot was released on July 17, 2015. The song was certified silver in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2017 and gold in Australia and the United States, with the latter being certified on December 8, 2015.

The band announced the title and cover art of their second album and pre-ordering started on August 14, 2015. When pre-ordered, She's Kinda Hot, Fly Away, Jet Black Heart, Money and Hey Everybody! were instantly downloaded.

Hey Everybody! was released as the second single on October 9, 2015. The song features samples from Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf.

Jet Black Heart was released as the third single of the album on December 17, 2015 after initially being a promotional single released on August 28. The song's music video was released on the same day it became an official single and features fans.

With their interview for Notion magazine the boys stated that their second record was a lot more personal and that the album was written as a way for them to work through personal issues. A lot of the songs touched on severe topics of mental health and depression. The band also said that their previous self-titled album was written when they were sixteen, and after four and a half years of touring, they had experienced so much that they wanted to talk about.

After its release on October 23, 2015, Sounds Good Feels Good debuted at number one in the band's home country of Australia, selling over 16,150 albums. The album also reached number one in the United States on the Billboard 200. Both their self-titled debut and their second record both debuted at number one in the United States, making 5 Seconds of Summer become the first band to do so. The album also reached number one in the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland and the UK.

Tracks

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Money" Ashton Irwin · Luke Hemmings · John Feldmann · Benji Madden · Joel Madden John Feldmann 2:54
2. "She's Kinda Hot" Ashton Irwin · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Benji Madden · Joel Madden John Feldmann 3:36
3. "Hey Everybody!" Calum Hood · Stefan Johnson · Jordan Johnson · Marcus Lomax · Clarence Coffee, Jr. · Benji Madden · Joel Madden · John Taylor · Simon Le Bon · Andy Taylor · Roger Taylor · Nick Rhodes The Monsters and the Strangerz · John Feldmann 3:16
4. "Permanent Vacation" Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · Mike Green · Benji Madden · Joel Madden Mike Green 3:25
5. "Jet Black Heart" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · David Hodges · Jon Green David Hodges 3:41
6. "Catch Fire" Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · Mike Green · Alex Gaskarth Mike Green 3:27
7. "Waste the Night" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · J Kash John Feldmann 4:26
8. "Vapor" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Simon Wilcox John Feldmann 2:59
9. "Castaway" Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Stefan Johnson · Jordan Johnson · Marcus Lomax · Clarence Coffee, Jr. · Sean Douglas The Monsters and the Strangerz · John Feldmann 3:34
10. "Fly Away" Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:32
11. "Invisible" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Luke Hemmings · John Feldmann · Roy Stride John Feldmann 3:32
12. "Airplanes" Michael Clifford · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:38
13. "San Francisco" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Bonnie McKee · Sarah Hudson John Feldmann 4:19
14. "Outer Space/Carry On" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Simon Wilcox John Feldmann 6:38
Total length: 52:57
Deluxe Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
7. "Safety Pin" Emily Warren · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:29
8. "Waste the Night" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · J Kash John Feldmann 4:26
9. "Vapor" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Joel Madden · Simon Wilcox John Feldmann 2:59
10. "Castaway" Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Stefan Johnson · Jordan Johnson · Marcus Lomax · Clarence Coffee, Jr. · Sean Douglas The Monsters and the Strangerz 3:34
11. "The Girl Who Cried Wolf" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann John Feldmann 4:22
12. "Broken Home" Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · Benji Madden · Joel Madden · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:40
13. "Fly Away" Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:32
14. "Invisible" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Roy Stride John Feldmann 3:32
15. "Airplanes" Michael Clifford · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:38
16. "San Francisco" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Bonnie McKee · Sarah Hudson John Feldmann 4:19
17. "Outer Space/Carry On" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Simon Wilcox John Feldmann 6:38
Total length: 64:28
Target Exclusive Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
18. "The Space Between a Rock and a Hard Place" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Cristi Vaughan · Mike Green Mike Green 3:23
19. "Story of Another Us" Luke Hemmings · Josh Ramsay John Feldmann 3:56
Total length: 71:47
Japanese Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
18. "Lost in Reality" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Deryck Whibley · Mike Green Mike Green 3:30
19. "Over and Out" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Deryck Whibley · Mike Green · Alex Gaskarth Mike Green 2:58
Total length: 70:56
Japanese Edition re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
18. "Lost in Reality" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Deryck Whibley · Mike Green Mike Green 3:30
19. "Over and Out" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Deryck Whibley · Mike Green · Alex Gaskarth Mike Green 2:58
20. "Broken Pieces" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Deryck Whibley · Mike Green Mike Green 3:29
21. "She's Kinda Hot (Alternative Version)" Ashton Irwin · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann · Benji Madden · Joel Madden John Feldmann 3:35
Total length: 78:00
B-Sides and Rarities EP
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Safety Pin" Emily Warren · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:29
2. "The Girl Who Cried Wolf" Ashton Irwin · Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · John Feldmann John Feldmann 4:22
3. "Broken Home" Calum Hood · Luke Hemmings · Michael Clifford · Benji Madden · Joel Madden · John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:40
4. "The Space Between a Rock and a Hard Place" Calum Hood · Michael Clifford · Cristi Vaughan · Mike Green Mike Green 3:23
5. "Story of Another Us" Luke Hemmings · Josh Ramsay John Feldmann 3:56
Total length: 18:48