My Sacrifice

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"My Sacrifice"
Single by Creed
from the album Weathered
Released October 15, 2001
Format CD
Recorded 2001
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 4:54 (album version)
4:19 (radio edit)
Label Wind-Up Entertainment
Writer(s) Mark Tremonti
Scott Stapp
Producer(s) John Kurzweg
Kirk Kelsey
Creed singles chronology
"With Arms Wide Open"
(2000)
"My Sacrifice"
(2001)
"Bullets"
(2002)

"My Sacrifice" is a Grammy-nominated song by American post-grunge band Creed and the lead single from their third album, Weathered, released in 2001. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on February 9, 2002, and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 9 consecutive weeks, starting in December 2001. It was featured in a series of promotional tribute videos made by World Wrestling Entertainment, detailing what the then-World Wrestling Federation Superstars went through. The promo videos ended in February 2002. "My Sacrifice" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2003. This song was performed by Creed in the 2002 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Dave Meyers, was the first video that Creed had complete creative control over. Parts of the music video were filmed just off Interstate 4's exit 48 for County Road 557 in Polk County, Florida. The rest of the video was filmed at Universal Studios Florida theme park. The New York-styled street outside the former Kongfrontation ride was filled with water for the video. The production of the video was featured on an episode of MTV's Making the Video.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001–2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 4
U.S. Top 40 Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 6
U.S. Active Rock 2
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 11
German Singles Chart 79
Netherlands Singles Chart 44
Swiss Singles Chart 92
UK Singles Chart 18

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20

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Preceded by
"How You Remind Me" by Nickelback
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
December 15, 2001 - February 9, 2002
Succeeded by
"Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd