The Reason (Hoobastank song)

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"The Reason"
Single by Hoobastank
from the album The Reason
Released April 27, 2004 (2004-04-27)
Format CD
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 3:53
Label Island
Writer(s) Douglas Robb, Dan Estrin, Chris Light Hesse, Markku Lappalainen
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Hoobastank singles chronology
"Out of Control"
(2003)
"The Reason"
(2004)
"Same Direction"
(2004)
Music video
"The Reason" on YouTube

"The Reason" is the 2004 hit single by the rock band Hoobastank, off their album The Reason. The pop ballad is Hoobastank's most commercially successful single, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (kept from the top spot by Usher's hit "Burn"), and No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks. In addition, it topped the singles charts in both Mexico and Italy. It was nominated for the Song of the Year on the 47th Grammy Awards. It was also a transatlantic hit, peaking at No. 12 in the United Kingdom.

"The Reason" also won the MTV Asia VMA award for best rock video and was also covered by singer Tom Jones.[2] A remix version also exists for airplay on adult contemporary stations. An acoustic version is present in The Greatest Hits: Don't Touch My Moustache album.

Music video[edit]

In "The Reason" the band members stage a diversion so they can carry out the elaborate theft of a ruby gem from a pawnshop, but those facts are only clear after enough of the action unfolds, because nothing is as it seems. In the beginning of the video, a girl gets hit by a car and then turns out to be an accessory to the crime. After the "accident", while everyone's attention is diverted, the band members execute the heist. The viewer then realizes that she was in on the operation, as she gets up and rides off with an accomplice on a motorcycle at the end. The presumed owner of the pawnshop displays a look of realization, and the song ends with the band admiring their new acquisition, holding it up to the light and projecting red light-rays onto the ceiling. The accident "victim" is also present. They then hear police sirens from above, and the video fades out.

Their video Same Direction is intended as both a sequel and a prequel to the video for The Reason and further details the band member's roles, as well as shows the trouble they bring down on themselves from law enforcement. The song can also be heard in Spanish under the name La Razón.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Use in media[edit]

The song appears on the video games SingStar Pop and Karaoke Revolution Volume 3. The song also featured in the Friends Special episode "The One With All the Other Ones (Part 2)".

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hochman, Steve (July 31, 2004). "Hoobastank vows 'Reason' won't prevail". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVZQbRdbVzg
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Hoobastank – The Reason". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Hoobastank – The Reason" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hoobastank – The Reason" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hoobastank – The Reason" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Hoobastank Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Hoobastank. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Hoobastank – The Reason". Tracklisten. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  10. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Hoobastank > The Reason – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Hoobastank – The Reason". Top Digital Download. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Hoobastank search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Hoobastank – The Reason". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Hoobastank – The Reason". VG-lista. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Hoobastank – The Reason". Singles Top 60. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Hoobastank – The Reason". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  17. ^ "Hoobastank: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  18. ^ "Hoobastank Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Hoobastank. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  19. ^ "Hoobastank Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Hoobastank. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  20. ^ "Hoobastank Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Hoobastank. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  21. ^ "Hoobastank Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Hoobastank. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  22. ^ "Hoobastank Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Hoobastank. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2004". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Jahreshitparade 2004 – austriancharts.at". Ö3 Austria Top 75. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  25. ^ "2004 Year End Charts: The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 25, 2004. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 2004. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  27. ^ "American single certifications – Hoobastank – The Reason". Recording Industry Association of America. June 14, 2006. Retrieved July 20, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
"I Miss You" by Blink-182
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
April 17, 2004
Succeeded by
"Last Train Home" by Lostprophets