Through Being Cool (Devo song)

"Through Being Cool"
Single by Devo
from the album New Traditionalists
Released 1981
Format 7"
Label Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Devo
Devo singles chronology
"Freedom of Choice"
"Through Being Cool"
"Beautiful World"
New Traditionalists track listing
"Through Being Cool"
"Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth"

"Through Being Cool" is a song by the American new wave band Devo, written by Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale, and Bob Mothersbaugh. It appears on the album New Traditionalists. The song was a direct attack on new fans who didn't understand Devo's message. The song was also featured in the 1981 animated film "Heavy Metal", but was not included on the films soundtrack album.

Promotional music video

The music video had Devo taking a limited role, focusing on a team of kids clad in Devo "Action Vests" attacking arrogant and ignorant people with "spudguns."

Chart performance

Chart Position
US Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100[1][2] 107
US Hot Dance Club Songs 32


  1. "allmusic ((( Devo > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  2. Whitburn, Joel. Bubbling Under Singles & Albums (1998): 64
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