My Generation (Limp Bizkit song)

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"My Generation"
Single by Limp Bizkit
from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Released October 10, 2000
Format CD
Recorded 2000
Genre Nu metal, rap metal
Length 3:41
Label Interscope
Producer(s) Fred Durst
DJ Lethal
Limp Bizkit singles chronology
"Take a Look Around"
(2000)
"My Generation"
(2000)
"Rollin (Air Raid Vehicle)"
(2000)

"My Generation" is a song by American rock group Limp Bizkit. It was released in October 2000 as a single from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. The song was released as the first single simultaneously with "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)".

Content[edit]

It contains lyrical references to the songs "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses and "Move Over" by the Spice Girls, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Titanic and even Macromedia's Shockwave Flash plugin. Musically, the song displays the interplay between guitarist Wes Borland and drummer John Otto as the two's musical parts are tightly intertwined in a similar way to how the bass and drums intertwine in Primus, who have influenced Limp Bizkit and toured with them. In the intro to the song, Fred Durst makes reference to the Mathews Bridge in the band's hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, where numerous people jump off to commit suicide and people fear driving over. Guitarist Wes Borland said the song's working title was "Cum on My Shoes" in several interviews around the album's release.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "My Generation" shows Limp Bizkit performing live on an acrylic glass stage (probably a reference to the line, "the sun don't even shine through our windowpane"), while other scenes show their fans being rebellious. During the breakdown of the song, each band member is shown separately, disappearing and reappearing.

Professional wrestler Travis Tomko, who worked as a bodyguard for the band at the time, makes an appearance in the video pulling Fred Durst out of the crowd.

The rock band Staind also performed on this very same stage in the video for their single "Mudshovel".

Track listing[edit]

The song was released as two different singles (parts) with slightly different covers.

CD2:

  1. My Generation (Radio Edit)
  2. It's Like That Y'All (Non-LP Version)
  3. Snake In Your Face (Non-LP Version)

CD1:

  1. My Generation (Album Version)
  2. Back O Da Bus (Non-LP Version)
  3. Faith (LP Version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000-2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 31
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 8
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 13
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 5
France (SNEP)[7] 9
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 25
Italy (FIMI)[10] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 14
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 16
Poland (ZPAV)[13] 14
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 31
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 23
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 15[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 18[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 33[citation needed]

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