Loser (3 Doors Down song)

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"Loser"
Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album The Better Life
Released July 29, 2000
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 4:21 (Album Version)
3:48 (Radio Edit)
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"Kryptonite"
(2000)
"Loser"
(2000)
"Duck and Run"
(2001)

"Loser" is a song recorded by American alternative rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in July 2000 as the second single from their debut album The Better Life. The song spent 21 weeks at the number-one position on the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock chart, an all-time record for the chart.[1]

Lead singer Brad Arnold wrote "Loser" about a childhood friend who became addicted to cocaine.

Radio publicity[edit]

The song received much radio airplay on rock radio, as well as contemporary hit radio due to the song's crossover on the pop charts.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 68
Canadian RPM Rock Chart 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 6
US Billboard Hot 100 55
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
US Billboard Adult Top 40 36

Track listing[edit]

  • UK version
  1. "Loser" (Radio edit) - 3:48
  2. "Loser" (Album version) - 4:21
  • EU version
  1. "Loser" (Album version) - 4:21
  2. "Loser" (Acoustic, Radio Fritz, Berlin) - 3:59
  3. "Loser" (Live version) - 5:38
  4. "Kryptonite" (Live Acoustic version) - 3:49
  • German version
  1. "Loser" (Top 40 Edit)
  2. "Loser" (Album version) - 4:21
  3. "Loser" (Live edit in Atlanta, 2000) - 5:27
  4. "Loser" (Acoustic, Radio Fritz, Berlin) - 3:59
  5. "Kryptonite" (Live Acoustic version)
  6. "Loser" (Video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 633.
  2. ^ Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Californication" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
September 9, 2000 – January 27, 2001
Succeeded by
"Awake" by Godsmack