Whatever (Godsmack song)

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Single by Godsmack
from the album Godsmack
Released August 25, 1998
Length 3:26
Label Republic/Universal
Writer(s) Sully Erna, Tony Rambola
Godsmack singles chronology
"Keep Away"

"Whatever" is the first single by alternative metal[1][2] band Godsmack. "Whatever" was featured on the band's nu metal[3] debut album Godsmack, and is one of the band's best-known songs.

The song first appeared on a promotional bonus cd that came with some copies of All Wound Up.

"Whatever" was the longest-running song on the US Active Rock Top 10 chart, remaining there for 33 weeks. Godsmack got a lot of exposure when a disc jockey at WAAF, a radio station in Massachusetts, started playing this song on his show.

Song meaning[edit]

Lead singer Sully Erna and guitarist Tony Rambola wrote the song. Rambola said in an interview, "That's Sully's answer to his girlfriend when we were going through the whole struggle between rehearsing five nights a week, playing on the weekends and trying to keep a relationship going at the same time. We were really starting to take off, and it's hard to go through a relationship with a girl and have a band take all your time, plus we worked regular jobs, so there was probably 10 minutes of the day for them."[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1998 Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
Modern Rock Tracks 19
Bubbling Under Hot 100 16
Billboard Hot 100 116


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