Addicted (Saving Abel song)

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"Addicted"
Single by Saving Abel
from the album Saving Abel
Released March 2008
Format CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 3:47
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Jason Null, Jared Weeks, Skidd Mills
Producer(s) Skidd Mills
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Saving Abel singles chronology
"Addicted"
(2008)
"18 Days"
(2008)

"Addicted" is the first single written and performed by American rock band Saving Abel, which appeared on their self-titled debut studio album of the same name as the second track. The single was released in March 2008 through Virgin Records, and it was produced by Skidd Mills for Skiddo Music, LLC.

Background[edit]

The song is about a man who is "addicted" to a girl, either emotionally or for the sex they have. The original lyrics of the song from the chorus are "I'm so addicted to all the things you do / When you're going down on me in between the sheets", whereas the radio edit lyrics are "I'm so addicted to all the things you do / When you're rollin' 'round with me in between the sheets". Some radio versions of the song either have the pre-chorus's lyric "It's not like you to turn away / From all the bullshit I can take" censored or amended to "It's not like you to turn away / From all the positions that we take."

Certification and reception[edit]

In November 2008, "Addicted" was certified Gold by the RIAA. It was also placed at #97 on Billboard's Top Hot 100 Hits of 2008. It had at that point sold almost 800,000 copies and was well on its way to going platinum. Co-writer Skidd Mills won a BMI Pop Award for “most played song” for Saving Abel’s "Addicted."

On January 12, 2009, "Addicted" debuted at number 93 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, and later entered the top 50 at number 48. In the United States, it has reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first top-twenty hit. It was their only entry on either chart.

Addicted was also featured in the 104.5 CHUM FM CD, "Today's Best Music 2009".

Music videos[edit]

There are two official music videos for this song.

The first video released, directed by Anthony Honn, is a video shoot for many models, including some of them topless and in other suggestive positions. There is also a clean (edited) version of the video.

The second video, directed by Steven Oritt, features the band playing the song along with a man in his house watching a woman through binoculars in her house as she swims, takes a bath and dresses for a night out. While she is getting dressed, the man watching her sees a figure in dark clothes sneak up to her door, and creep in without knocking. The man panics, puts down the binoculars and picks up his keys. He drives to her house, and knocks on the door. He is surprised to see the hooded man on the other side of the door, with the girl he'd been watching right behind him. Embarrassed, he says nothing while the couple leaves holding hands.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 36
Canadian Hot 100 44
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 7
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 7

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