Chalk Outline (song)

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"Chalk Outline"
Single by Three Days Grace
from the album Transit of Venus
Released August 14, 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Rock, alternative rock
Length 3:02
Label RCA
Writer(s) Adam Gontier, Neil Sanderson, Brad Walst, Barry Stock, Craig Wiseman
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"Lost in You"
"Chalk Outline"
"The High Road"

"Chalk Outline" is a song recorded by Canadian group Three Days Grace. It was released in August 2012 as the lead single from their fourth album, Transit of Venus.[1] The band released many "snippets" of the song before August 14 to tease fans.[2] It reached No. 1 on the U.S. Active Rock Chart for a total of 10 weeks[citation needed] and won the "Rock Song of the Year" award given by Loudwire.[3]

Music video[edit]

"Chalk Outline" has a lyric video, which shows the lyrics of the song over a clip of a man walking around a city.[4] The band also released an official music video for "Chalk Outline" on October 5.[5] The video shows Adam Gontier walking through a city, singing to the camera and passing the other band members on the way, culminating with the four of them meeting in a dark room, performing the song.[5] The video was directed by Shane Drake.


Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 65
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[7] 6
US Billboard Rock Songs[8] 7
US Billboard Alternative Songs[9] 15
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[10] 1


  1. ^ "Three Days Grace "Transit Of Venus" | The Official Three Days Grace Site". August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chalk Outline Snippet #1 | The Official Three Days Grace Site". Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Loudwire Rock Song of the Year 2012
  4. ^ "Chalk Outline Lyric Video | The Official Three Days Grace Site". July 25, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Three Days Grace - Chalk Outline". Three Days Grace. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Three Days Grace Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Three Days Grace.
  7. ^ "Billboard Singles Charts". Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Top Rock Songs & Charts, Rock Music Hits & Popular Rock Music Charts". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Three Days Grace Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mainstream Rock: Sep 22, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 

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