Aerials (song)

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"Aerials"
Soad aerials single.jpg
Single by System of a Down
from the album Toxicity
B-side "Snowblind"
Released June 11, 2002
Format
Recorded
Genre Nu metal
Length
  • 3:55 (without hidden track)
  • 6:11 (with hidden track)
Label American
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
System of a Down singles chronology
"Toxicity"
(2002)
"Aerials"
(2002)
"Innervision"
(2002)

"Toxicity"
(2002)
"Aerials"
(2002)
"Innervision"
(2002)
Music video
"Aerials" on YouTube
Music video
"Aerials" on YouTube

"Aerials" is a single by the heavy metal band System of a Down. It was released in 2001 from their second album Toxicity, which earned the band its second Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2003.

The song hit number one on both the Billboard Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock chart. It was System of a Down's first number-one hit.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shavo Odadjian and David Slade.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian3:57
2."Toxicity" (Live)Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
3:38
3."Sugar" (Live)Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
4:10
4."P.L.U.C.K." (Live)Serj TankianDaron Malakian4:09
5."Aerials" (Live Video/DVD Version)
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 
Australian single
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian3:57
2."Toxicity" (Live Version)Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
3:38
3."P.L.U.C.K." (Live)Serj TankianDaron Malakian4:09
UK CD1
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian3:57
2."Toxicity" (Live)Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
3:38
3."P.L.U.C.K." (Live)Serj TankianDaron Malakian4:09
4."Aerials" (Video)
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 
UK CD2
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian3:57
2."Streamline" (Alternate Version (from The Scorpion King soundtrack))
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian3:38
3."Sugar" (Live)Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
4:10
7" single
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian3:57
2."Snowblind" (Album Version)
  • Geezer Butler
  • Tony Iommi
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Bill Ward
4:40

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 36
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 80
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 35
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 34
US Billboard Hot 100 55
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 1

References[edit]