Face to the Floor

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"Face to the Floor"
Single by Chevelle
from the album Hats Off to the Bull
Released October 14, 2011
Genre Alternative metal
Length 3:42
Label Epic
Producer(s) Joe Barresi
Chevelle singles chronology
"Shameful Metaphors"
(2010)
"Face to the Floor"
(2011)
"Hats Off to the Bull"
(2012)

"Face to the Floor" is the first single from Chevelle's album, Hats Off to the Bull. According to the band, it is a "pissed off, angry song about people who got taken by the Ponzi scheme that Bernie Madoff had for all those years."[1] "Face to the Floor" reached No. 1 on Mediabase's Active Rock chart,[citation needed] and the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, their first No. 1 single since "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)".[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Billboard rated "Face to the Floor" 80 out of 100, saying ""Floor" delivers nearly four minutes of the cathartic alt-metal fans have come to expect from Chevelle."[2] Liz Ramanand of Loudwire gave the song 4 out of 5 stars, praising it for its consistently "heavy, catchy guitar riffs".[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Canada Active Rock (America's Music Charts)[4] 8
Canada Alternative Rock (America's Music Charts)[5] 33
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 3
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 7
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chevelle Reveal ‘Face to the Floor’ Was Inspired by Ponzi Scheme Victims". Loudwire.com. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Track Review: Chevelle, 'Face To the Floor'". Billboard. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  3. ^ Liz Ramanand (2011-09-29). "Chevelle, ‘Face to the Floor’ – Song Review". Loudwire.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  4. ^ Rock, Canadian (2012-02-28). "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - February 28, 2012". Canadianrockalt.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ Rock, Canadian (2012-02-07). "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - February 7, 2012". Canadianrockalt.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  6. ^ a b "Face to the Floor - Chevelle". Billboard. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  7. ^ *"Mainstream Rock: Dec 03, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 

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