Stricken (song)

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"Stricken"
Single by Disturbed
from the album Ten Thousand Fists
Released July 25, 2005
Format Compact disc, 7" vinyl
Recorded January - April 2005 at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal
Length 4:07
Label Reprise
Producer(s) Johnny K
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Disturbed singles chronology
"Guarded"
(2005)
"Stricken"
(2005)
"Just Stop"
(2006)

"Stricken" is a song by the American heavy metal band Disturbed. The song was released on July 25, 2005 as the second single from their third studio album Ten Thousand Fists. "Stricken" was certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America on August 18, 2008 for selling 500,000 copies. It is one of the first of Disturbed's songs to include a guitar solo. The song is featured on Guitar Hero III and is featured again as part of the Disturbed track pack in Guitar Hero 5.[1] The song is also a part of the Rock Band downloadable content catalog. The song was also featured in the Project Gotham Racing 4.[2] The music video for the song was filmed in an abandoned hospital in which some scenes from the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street were filmed.[3] "Stricken" was used as official theme for WWE's PPV New Year's Revolution, in 2006.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Stricken" takes place in either an abandoned warehouse or infirmary. There are two women in the video. The man has an affair with both of them. As a result, The man's original girlfriend is shown upset and screaming. The other woman is shown going after the man. The man, on the other hand, does not show emotion to the very end, with hands in his face. All the while, Disturbed is shown playing, in the background, and random objects are either dropped or thrown.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Stricken" - 4:07
  2. "Hell" - 4:14
  3. "Darkness" (Live from Music as a Weapon II) - 4:02

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Stricken" - 4:07
  2. "Dehumanized" - 3:31

7" vinyl[edit]

  1. "Stricken" - 4:07
  2. "Dehumanized" - 3:31

German promo[edit]

  1. "Stricken" - 4:06

US promo[edit]

  1. "Stricken" (Album Version) - 4:05

The first b-side, "Hell", is also a bonus track on Ten Thousand Fists. The second b-side, "Dehumanized", was recorded during the recording of Believe. Both songs are also included on the b-side compilation, The Lost Children.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2006 US Billboard Hot 100 95[4]
Mainstream Rock Tracks 2[5]
Modern Rock Tracks 13[5]
Pop 100 89[5]

Personnel[edit]

Covers[edit]

Stricken is covered in a more melodic, softer style by David Draiman's brother, Ben Draiman in his EP entitled, 'The Past is Not Far Behind'.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  2. ^ Bramwell, Tom (2007-09-14). "PGR4 soundtrack listing". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Disturbed frontman: "We have the utmost love and respect for US soldiers"". Blabbermouth.net. 2005-08-18. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  4. ^ "'Stricken' single chart". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ten Thousand Fists US single charts". Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  6. ^ "23,000 Views! "Stricken" is now available for download in the store!". Retrieved 2014-07-29.