Fall to Pieces (Velvet Revolver song)
|"Fall to Pieces"|
|Single by Velvet Revolver|
|from the album Contraband|
|Released||September 13, 2004|
|Recorded||August - December 2003 in Los Angeles, California|
|Writer(s)||Scott Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Dave Kushner|
|Velvet Revolver singles chronology|
"Fall to Pieces" is the title of a power ballad written and performed by Velvet Revolver that appears on their debut album Contraband in 2004. It was the band's third single and was very successful, peaking at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
The song was #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 11 consecutive weeks and #2 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for a single week. It also hit #67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band performed the song during their performance at Live 8; its performance is the only one of the three songs they played there that appears on the concert DVD.
The song is played with 1/2 step down-tuned guitars like most of Velvet Revolver's catalogue. Similar to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses (Slash, McKagan and Sorum's previous band), the song is in the key of D flat Mixolydian, and is based off an arpeggiated riff around the Dsus4 chord. Weiland wrote the lyrics; Slash, McKagan, Kushner, and Sorum composed the music.
The song's music video strongly follows the meaning of the song, showing Weiland struggling to maintain his relationship with his wife (who appears in the video as herself). The video shows a graphic depiction of Scott going through an overdose, but being "rescued" by Duff McKagan.
- "Fall to Pieces" - 4:30
- "Surrender" - 4:25
- Scott Weiland - lead vocals
- Slash - lead guitar
- Duff McKagan - bass, backing vocals
- Matt Sorum - drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Dave Kushner - rhythm guitar
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||89|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||53|
|United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)||32|
|US Billboard Hot 100||67|
|US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks||2|
"Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park
|Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
October 2, 2004 - December 11, 2004
"Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" by Chevelle
- "Chartverfulgong > Velvet Revolver > Fall to Pieces – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Chart Track: Week 37, 2004". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Velvet Revolver – Fall to Pieces" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Velvet Revolver Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Velvet Revolver.