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
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

"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 Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shavo Odadjian and David Slade. Featuring a deformed creature from the black lagoon.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 3:57
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 Tankian Daron Malakian 4:09
5. "Aerials" (Live Video/DVD Version)
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian  
Australian single
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 3:57
2. "Toxicity" (Live Version) Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
3:38
3. "P.L.U.C.K." (Live) Serj Tankian Daron Malakian 4:09
UK CD1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 3:57
2. "Toxicity" (Live) Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
3:38
3. "P.L.U.C.K." (Live) Serj Tankian Daron Malakian 4:09
4. "Aerials" (Video)
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian  
UK CD2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 3:57
2. "Streamline" (Alternate Version (from The Scorpion King soundtrack))
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 3:38
3. "Sugar" (Live) Serj Tankian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • Daron Malakian
4:10
7" single
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Aerials"
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
Daron Malakian 3:57
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
Preceded by
"By the Way" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
October 5–19, 2002
Succeeded by
"You Know You're Right" by Nirvana
Preceded by
"By the Way" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
September 28, 2002
Succeeded by
"Never Again" by Nickelback

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