Breakout (Foo Fighters song)

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"Breakout"
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album There Is Nothing Left to Lose and Me, Myself & Irene soundtrack
Released September 18, 2000
Format CD
CD-R
Recorded March–June 1999
November 23, 1999 (live)
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length 3:21
3:39 (live)
Label Roswell, RCA
Writer(s) Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins
Producer(s) Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Adam Kasper
Emma Lyne and Sam Cunningham (live)
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Generator"
(2000)
"Breakout"
(2000)
"Next Year"
(2000)
Alternative covers
CD2
Live in Holland

"Breakout" is a single from the third Foo Fighters album There Is Nothing Left to Lose.

History[edit]

The single was released as a two disc set in the UK and Europe, and also had separate releases in the Netherlands, Australia and Japan.[1] Promotional singles were also released in the US for radio play.[1]

The song was featured in the movie Me, Myself & Irene, and its music video features Dave Grohl as someone suffering from a "multiple personality" disorder (like Jim Carrey's character in the movie) and Traylor Howard, who also starred in the movie, as his girlfriend. It also features Tony Cox, Anthony Anderson, and Dave Grohl's mom, Ginny, as the woman who flips Dave off while he is driving.

A live version recorded on November 23, 1999 at the Barrowlands for the BBC Radio 1's Rock Show programme was released as a B Side to the CD versions of the Generator single.

This song was featured on the MTV series Making the Video.

The song is a playable track in Lego Rock Band.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1 White Cover
  1. "Breakout" - 3:21
  2. "Iron and Stone" (The Obsessed cover) - 2:52
  3. "Learn to Fly" (Live from Sydney, Australia January 24, 2000) - 3:38
UK CD2 Grey Cover, Europe CD White Cover
  1. "Breakout" - 3:21
  2. "Monkey Wrench" (Live in Australia) - 4:23
  3. "Stacked Actors" (Live from Sydney, Australia January 24, 2000) - 5:21
Japanese Version White Cover
  1. "Breakout"
  2. "Iron & Stone" (The Obsessed Cover)
  3. "Ain't It the Life" (Live Acoustic at 2 Meter Session 22 Nov 1999)
  4. "Learn to Fly" (Live from Sydney, Australia January 24, 2000)
  5. "Stacked Actors" (Live from Sydney, Australia January 24, 2000)
Australia CD White Cover
  1. "Breakout"
  2. "Monkey Wrench" (Live from Sydney, Australia January 24, 2000)
  3. "Next Year" (Live from Sydney, Australia January 24, 2000)
Netherlands CD Live in Holland, Part One
  1. "Breakout
  2. "Floaty" (Live Acoustic at 2 Meter Session 22 Nov 1999)
  3. "Ain't it the Life" (Live Acoustic at 2 Meter Session 22 Nov 1999)
  4. "Next Year" (Live Acoustic at 2 Meter Session 22 Nov 1999)

Personnel[edit]

Album[edit]

Video[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 59
Canadian RPM Rock Chart[2] 15
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 63
UK Singles Chart[4] 29
U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks[5] 8
U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[6] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Foo Fighters - Breakout discogs.com. Retrieved 26 May, 2014.
  2. ^ Canadian RPM Alternative Chart - Volume 71, No. 3, May 22 2000 collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 26 May, 2014.
  3. ^ Foo Fighters - Dutch Single Top 100 Archive dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 26 May, 2014.
  4. ^ Foo Fighters UK Singles Chart Archive officialcharts.com. Retrieved 26 May, 2014.
  5. ^ Foo Fighters - Alternative (Modern) Songs Chart History billboard.com. Retrieved 26 May, 2014.
  6. ^ Foo Fighters - Mainstream Rock Tracks Histiry billboard.com. Retrieved 26 May, 2014.

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