A.D.I.D.A.S. (Korn song)

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"All Day I Dream About Sex"
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Single by Korn
from the album Life Is Peachy
ReleasedMarch 4, 1997
Format
Recorded1996
Genre
Length2:32
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Korn singles chronology
"No Place to Hide"
(1996)
"All Day I Dream About Sex"
(1997)
"Good God"
(1997)

"All Day I Dream About Sex" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn for their second studio album, Life Is Peachy. It was released as the album's second single in March 1997. The title is an acronym for the statement "All Day I Dream About Sex" and does not refer directly to the popular sportswear brand, Adidas, although Korn was known for frequently wearing the sport brand back in their early years. The whimsical backronym from the brand name dates to the 1970s.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 45
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 22
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard) 13

Live performances[edit]

The song was played at Woodstock 1999 to a crowd of 275,000. The song was a staple of the band's live setlist up until about 2007, when it started to be played far less frequently.[7] As of 2017, the song has not been performed live for nearly a decade, with its last performance being in 2008.

Music video[edit]

"All Day I Dream About Sex" is the only official video from Life Is Peachy. It was directed by director Joseph Kahn. The plot revolves around a car accident which causes the death of all Korn members at the hands of a pimp and his prostitutes. The police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics secure the crash site. The corpses are placed in black body bags, where they appear to come alive and move violently. After that, they are transported to a grotesque morgue where a pathologist examines their corpses. When the band members are undressed, it's revealed that singer Jonathan Davis is wearing girls' underwear. This is the only video where singer Jonathan Davis can be seen wearing one of his customized sequined Adidas tracksuits. The radio mix of "A.D.I.D.A.S." is used for the video.[8]

Tribute[edit]

The song's title is also a kind of tribute to German sports apparel manufacturer Adidas, which was a favorite of the band in their early years. In 1998, Korn took up a six-figure endorsement deal with rival Puma.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Australian release[edit]

  • CD 6641 77 2
  1. "A.D.I.D.A.S." – 2:37
  2. "Chi" (live) – 4:47
  3. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (The Wet Dream mix) – 3:37
  4. "Wicked" (Tear the Roof Off mix) – 3:46
  5. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (Synchro dub) – 4:28
  6. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (video) – 2:32

US release[edit]

  • CD 49K 78530
  1. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (Synchro dub) – 4:27
  2. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (Under Pressure mix) – 3:55
  3. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (The Wet Dream mix) – 3:35
  4. "Wicked" (Tear the Roof Off mix) – 3:47

UK release No. 1[edit]

  • CD 664204 2
  1. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (radio mix) – 2:32
  2. "Chi" (live) – 4:46
  3. "Ball Tongue" (live) – 4:56
  4. "Lowrider/Shoots and Ladders" (live) – 6:15

UK release No. 2[edit]

  • CD 664204 5
  1. "A.D.I.D.A.S." – 2:33
  2. "Faget" – 5:51
  3. "Porno Creep" – 2:03
  4. "Blind" – 4:19

Austrian and Swedish release[edit]

  • CD 664053 2
  1. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (radio mix) – 2:35
  2. "Ball Tongue" (live) – 4:56
  3. "Lowrider/Shoots and Ladders" (live) – 6:14
Tracks 2 and 3 were recorded live at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas, Texas on November 23, 1996.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (July 1, 2013). "NOISEY VS. METALSUCKS - THREATEN MY FAMILY IF YOU MUST, BUT I STILL SAY KORN RULES". Vice.
  2. ^ "Paolo Gregoletto: Nu-Metal - Revered or Reviled? The Top Ten". All Axess. (January 5th, 2015). Retrieved on September 23rd, 2015
  3. ^ "A.D.I.D.A.S. review". AllMusicGuide. Retrieved October 21, 2008.
  4. ^ Snopes: Adidas
  5. ^ "Discography Korn". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  6. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Alex K - Kyuss". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  7. ^ Korn Concert Setlists setlist.fm
  8. ^ Korn - A.D.I.D.A.S on YouTube
  9. ^ A.D.I.D.A.S. by KoRn Songfacts

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