Mobscene

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"mOBSCENE"
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album The Golden Age of Grotesque
Released April 22, 2003
Format Vinyl record 7", 10", CD
Genre Industrial metal
Length 3:25
Label Interscope
Producer(s) Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
Tainted Love
(2002)
Mobscene
(2003)
This Is the New Shit
(2003)
Music sample

"Mobscene", stylized as "mOBSCENE", is a song by American group Marilyn Manson. It was released in April 2003 as the lead single from the album The Golden Age of Grotesque. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, but lost out to Metallica's, "St. Anger."

Content[edit]

Lines in the song chanted by female vocalists, "Be obscene, be, be obscene..." are inspired by a quote by Oscar Wilde that has been commonly used as a chant among cheerleaders.

Critical reception[edit]

Many critics have also compared lines in this song to the TV gameshow in the 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream, starring Jared Leto ("Be excited, be, be excited...").[citation needed]

Track listing (international)[edit]

  1. "Mobscene"
  2. "Tainted Love" (Re-Tainted Interpretation)
  3. "Mobscene" (Rammstein's Sauerkraut Remix)
  4. "Paranoiac"

Track listing (United States)[edit]

  1. "Mobscene"
  2. "Paranoiac"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 31
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 15
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 38
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 16
France (SNEP)[7] 61
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 27
Italy (FIMI)[10] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 84
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 32
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 20
Portugal (Billboard)[14] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[15] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 6
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 13
US Billboard Alternative Songs 26
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 18

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