Away from Me

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"Away from Me"
Single by Puddle of Mudd
from the album Life on Display
Released October 21, 2003
Genre Post-grunge, alternative metal
Length 4:00
Producer(s) Puddle of Mudd
Puddle of Mudd singles chronology
"She Hates Me" "Away from Me"
(2003)
"Heel Over Head"

"Away from Me" is the lead single from Puddle of Mudd's Life on Display album. Wes Scantlin mentioned in an interview with VH1 that "Away from Me" was written about how he was lied to and deceived in a relationship.[citation needed]

A music video was created for the song, and can be found on the Life on Display CD when inserted into a computer's CD drive. The song is also one of Puddle of Mudd's most successful songs, charting the highest of any song on the Life on Display album. It hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it stayed for three weeks, in addition to reaching #5 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and #72 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was featured in an episode of The O.C. in 2004.[1]

Single[edit]

Track Listings[edit]

US Promo Only
No. Title Length
1. "Away From Me (Radio Edit)" (Wesley Scantlin) 4:00
Europe Promo Only
No. Title Length
1. "Away From Me (Radio Edit)"   4:00
2. "Away From Me (Album Version)"   3:58
UK Limited Edition 7" Blue Vinyl
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Away From Me (Radio Edit)"   4:00
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Life Ain't Fair"   3:45
UK Maxi Single
No. Title Length
1. "Away From Me (Radio Edit)"   4:00
2. "Bleed (Non-LP Track)" (Scantlin, From The Punisher: The Album) 3:37
3. "Blurry (Live Acoustic Version)"   4:11
4. "ControlAway From Me (Video)" (Director: Dean Karr) 3:59
UK Enhanced Single
No. Title Length
1. "Away From Me"   4:01
2. "Bleed (Non-LP Track)" (Scantlin, From The Punisher: The Album) 3:37
3. "Control (Acoustic Version)" (Scantlin) 4:07
4. "Away From Me (Video)"   3:59

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[2] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 72
UK Singles Chart[citation needed] 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puddle of Mudd Filmography". IMDb. Retrieved on 2008-11-29
  2. ^ a b c "Puddle of Mudd Artist Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Still Frame" by Trapt
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
December 13, 2003 – December 27, 2003
Succeeded by
"Numb" by Linkin Park