Let It Die (song)

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"Let It Die"
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Released June 24, 2008
Format Digital
Recorded March–June 2007
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length 4:05
Label Roswell/RCA
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)"
"Let It Die"

"Let It Die" is the fourth single from the Foo Fighters' sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. It was only released as a promotional single in 2007 and no physical retail single was released. It was however available commercially as a digital downloadable single.[1]

Track listing[edit]

The single has currently only been released as an iTunes exclusive digital download, listed as a digital EP. All songs by Foo Fighters, except where noted.

  1. "Let It Die" - 4:05
  2. "Keep the Car Running" (Arcade Fire cover) - 3:25
  3. "If Ever" - 4:14
  4. "Come Alive (Demo version)" - 5:30


The song's meaning was hinted in a Canadian Television interview. It was mentioned that it was about personal fights between people, and those people breaking apart, and that the fights are meaningless overall.[2] Further speculation leads to Grohl's forbearance between Courtney Love, and Kurt Cobain (Grohl's former bandmate from Nirvana and Love's husband)'s relationship, drug use, and financial arrangements. Grohl indirectly admitted to the song being about Courtney Love in an interview in 2007.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales[4] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[6] 5
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[7] 6
Billboard Canadian Hot 100[8] 58
Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report)[9] 11
Preceded by
"Pork and Beans" by Weezer
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
August 2, 2008 - August 23, 2008
Succeeded by
"Viva la Vida" by Coldplay


  1. ^ "Foo Fighters - Let It Die at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ YouTube (2008-02-21). "Dave Grohl talks about Kurt Cobain". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Dave Grohl finally opens up about Courtney Love | News". Nme.Com. 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ Foo Fighters - Hot 100 Singles Sales. billboard.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2013.
  5. ^ Foo Fighters - Billboard Alternative Chart (Modern Rock Tracks) www.billboard.com. 07, February 2013.
  6. ^ Foo Fighters - Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks www.billboard.com. 07, February 2013.
  7. ^ Foo Fighters - Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart www.billboard.com. 07, February 2013.
  8. ^ Foo Fighters - Billboard Canadian Hot 100 peak positions billboard.com. Retrieved 6 December, 2013.
  9. ^ "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2008-09-06. Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. 

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