Amen (Kid Rock song)

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"Amen"
Single by Kid Rock
from the album Rock N Roll Jesus
Released November 5, 2007
Recorded Allen Roadhouse
Genre Rock
Length 4:40
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Robert James Ritchie
Producer(s) Kid Rock with Rob Cavallo
Kid Rock singles chronology
"Rock Star"
(2007)
"Amen"
(2007)
"All Summer Long"
(2008)

"Amen" is the second single from American singer Kid Rock's album Rock n Roll Jesus.[1] Kid Rock says that this is the greatest song he has ever written.[2] The acoustic guitar intro samples the Bob Seger song "You'll Accomp'ny Me". It is an acoustic arranged song that touches on such subjects as poverty, war, race relations, corrupt politicians and hypocritical pastors. The song features the gospel choir, The Fisk Jubilee Singers. It was released to radio November 5, 2007. It peaked at #11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #27 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Photographer David Tunnley, who has a Pulitzer Prize to his credit, directed the music video.

Music video[edit]

There were two music videos made; the first one was done by a fan, Robert Hamilton (also known as ChicagoTransAm on YouTube) and he was then asked by the producers from RefusedTV/SargantHouse for input on the final video. Contrary to popular belief, there was only one official video ever produced. The earlier was just a concept from Hamilton which was then used as the general statement the official video would portray.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 11
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kid Rock's Official Website". Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Kid Rock interview with Skyroo.com". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-20.