Lonely Day

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"Lonely Day"
Single by System of a Down
from the album Hypnotize
Released April 17, 2006
Format EP, Digital download
Recorded The Mansion
Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research
Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock, alternative rock
Length 2:47
Label American/Columbia
CK
Writer(s) Daron Malakian
Producer(s) Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian
System of a Down singles chronology
"Hypnotize"
(2005)
"Lonely Day"
(2006)
"Kill Rock 'n Roll"
(2006)
Music video
"Lonely Day" on YouTube

"Lonely Day" is the second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by Armenian American rock band System of a Down. It was written by guitarist Daron Malakian, who also provides lead vocals on the track. The song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.[1]

"Lonely Day" features a dreary musical theme with a heavy chorus and a dual guitar solo near the end. The chorus is notable for featuring the double superlative "most loneliest".

The song is featured in the 2007 film Disturbia, as well as the film's trailer; however, it is not included in the film's soundtrack. Daron did not write the song as a tribute to his brother as rumored, as Daron is an only child. [2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lonely Day"   D. Malakian 2:47
EP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lonely Day"   Daron Malakian 2:48
2. "Shame" (System of a Down featuring Wu-Tang Clan) Ghostface Killah, GZA, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, Method Man, Raekwon 2:41
3. "Snowblind" (Black Sabbath cover) Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 4:40
4. "Metro" (Berlin cover) John Crawford 2:59
5. "Marmalade"   Serj Tankian (lyrics), Malakian (music) 3:01
6. "Lonely Day" (Video CD extra)   2:57

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band on a tour bus with interspliced shots of Hollywood and sections on fire. About 45 seconds into the video, there is a reference to the Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here album sleeve on a reflected piece of glass. The doodle that bassist Shavo Odadjian is seen to be sketching in the video can be found on his Facebook profile.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blabbermouth.net. "SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, STONE SOUR Among GRAMMY Nominees", December 7, 2006, at Blabbermouth.net; last accessed December 7, 2006.
  2. ^ Gowing, Liam (2 March 2006). "His son has got him covered: System of a Down's artist of choice is Vartan Malakian, the guitarist's dad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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