Fake It

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"Fake It"
Single by Seether
from the album Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Released August 28, 2007
Format CD single
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Post-grunge
Length 3:16
Label Wind-up
Writer(s) Shaun Morgan, Seether
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Seether singles chronology
"The Gift"
(2006)
"Fake It"
(2007)
"Rise Above This"
(2008)

"Fake It" is the first single from Seether's album Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces. The single quickly rose to number one on both the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. It also reached number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100, the second highest of their singles after "Broken", which reached number 20. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA.[1]

The original version of the song was first recorded in singer Shaun Morgan's bedroom and was an iTunes exclusive bonus tracks named "Quirk," included with pre-orders of Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces.

Music video[edit]

The music video, which was directed by Tony Petrossian, debuted on Seether's website as part of a "worldwide fan premiere" on October 23, 2007, the same day the album was released. It shows Shaun Morgan filming a music video on a plane set, with women dancing seductively around him. It then goes on to show the band playing in a snowy clearing and an industrial looking arena surrounded by fans. Each setting is then inundated with various parts of the others, such as having the scantily clad models from the plane dance through the snowy clearing, revealing all the various music video tropes to be faked in some way, through the use of props, bluescreen, or computer manipulation, reflecting the theme of the lyrics.

Use in other media[edit]

"Fake It" was announced to be the official theme song of the 2008 WWE No Way Out pay-per-view event that took place on February 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2] It also appears on the soundtrack in the video game Burnout Paradise. In June 8, 2010, It was released in the Rock Band Network for Rock Band 2.

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

The song held the #1 spot for 14 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also spent 8 weeks atop the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Chart (2007–2008) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 49
Billboard Canadian Hot 100 38
New Zealand RIANZ 14
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Active Rock[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 59
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 56

Achievements[edit]

"Fake It" was featured in the Burnout Paradise game as one of the in-game soundtracks where it was ranked tenth on ProGamist's list of "Top 10 songs featured in racing games".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold and Platinum Search - "Fake It"". RIAA. Retrieved 11-10-09.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ WWE: TV Shows > No Way Out
  3. ^ http://pcm-music.com/2011/10/seethers-tonight-tops-the-active-rock-charts/

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Preceded by
"The Pretender" by Foo Fighters
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
November 17, 2007 – February 16, 2008
Succeeded by
"Psycho" by Puddle of Mudd
Preceded by
"The Pretender" by Foo Fighters
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
January 5, 2008 – February 23, 2008
Succeeded by
"Long Road to Ruin" by Foo Fighters