Doomsday Clock (song)

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"Doomsday Clock"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins from the album Zeitgeist
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative rock, stoner rock[1]
Length 3:42
Label Reprise Records
Writer Billy Corgan
Zeitgeist track listing
"Doomsday Clock"
(1)
7 Shades of Black
(2)
Transformers: The Album track listing

"Doomsday Clock" is a song by the American alternative rock group The Smashing Pumpkins, and is the opening track on their album Zeitgeist. Although not released as a single, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop 100, due to digital sales.

It was released on iTunes for immediate download along with the pre-order for the album on June 19, 2007.

It is also included on the soundtrack for the 2007 Transformers movie. The song appears twice in the film: once as an instrumental-only version during a climactic action sequence, and the second time as a song over the closing credits.


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The song's original arrangement was described by Jimmy Chamberlin as "folk/calypso" and was eventually slowed down and made much heavier for the recorded version.[2]

In early 2008, "Doomsday Clock" was licensed to the professional wrestling outfit Ring of Honor for use as the theme song of the taped pay-per-view, ROH Undeniable.[3][4] It was also used in a trailer for The Incredible Hulk. It is also now used in Monster Jam as the theme song for a truck called Wrecking Crew.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007)[5] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 81
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 97

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchum, Rob (July 9, 2007). "The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 20, 2012. "Songs like "Doomsday Clock" and "Tarantula" wave the flag of stoner rock like Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult without embarrassment, and could likely pass for Queens of the Stone Age if it wasn't for that characteristic Corgan whine." 
  2. ^ Chamberlin, Jimmy and Billy Corgan. (Interview subjects) "Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist Track by Track" (video).
  3. ^ "ROH & Smashing Pumpkins Reach Partnership". ROHwrestling.com. 2007-01-16. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  4. ^ "SMASHING PUMPKINS' 'Doomsday Clock' To Be Featured On 'Undeniable' PPV". BlabberMouth.net. 2008-01-18.
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History - The Smashing Pumpkins". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 

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