Ashes to Ashes (Faith No More song)

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"Ashes to Ashes"
Single by Faith No More
from the album Album of the Year
Released May 19, 1997
Format CD
Recorded Brilliant Studios, San Francisco, California
Genre Alternative metal, alternative rock
Length 3:37
Label Slash
Writer(s) Jon Hudson, Mike Patton, Mike Bordin, Billy Gould, Roddy Bottum
Producer(s) Roli Mosimann, Billy Gould
Faith No More singles chronology
"Ashes to Ashes"
"Last Cup of Sorrow"
Album of the Year track listing
"Mouth to Mouth"
(Track 6)
"Ashes to Ashes"
(Track 7)
"She Loves Me Not"
(Track 8)

"Ashes to Ashes" is the seventh track on Faith No More's sixth studio album Album of the Year. It was the album's first single and was released on May 19, 1997.

When asked about the song, Billy Gould replied:

It was reissued on January 8, 1998.

Track lists[edit]

Charts positions[edit]

Chart Peak
United States Mainstream Rock[2] 22
UK Singles Chart[3] 15
Australia ARIA Singles Chart[4] 8
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[4] 39
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 50
Norwegian Singles Chart[4] 14
Finland Singles Chart[4] 7


  1. ^ The DJ Icey & Maestro Mix comes in two forms:
    1. A version which features a drum & bass intro and a wind sample in the background. This version appeared on UK pressings[5] (850 905-2) with a duration of 6m:05s and is largely ambient in nature, straying considerably from the original track. It is quite abstract in nature. On the Album of the Year bonus disc this remix is labeled "Ashes To Ashes (Automatic 5 Dub)",[6] and DJ Icey and Maestro are given credits in the linear notes.
    2. A completely different remix which features the spoken part "I see you" at the beginning. This version appeared on the European[7] and Australian pressing[8] (London Records - 850 911-2) and on the promotional UK (London Records - Ashes-1[9] ) and French (Barclay 3594[10] ) and pressings. However, on the UK and French pressings, the remix was correctly titled "Ashes To Ashes (Icey and Mystro Mix) with a duration of 3m:43s. This version is more faithful to the original album version with a simple trip-hop beat throughout. It is quite radio friendly in nature.
  2. ^ Live at the Phoenix Festival '97 on July 27, 1997.


  1. ^ [1], "Faith No More - The Making of Album of the Year" (Keyboard Magazine, September 1997)
  2. ^ page on Faith No More, retrieved on February 14, 2008
  3. ^ page on Ashes to Ashes, retrieved on February 14, 2008
  4. ^ a b c d e page on Ashes to Ashes, retrieved on February 14, 2008
  5. ^ "Ashes To Ashes Uk CD single". 
  6. ^ "Album of the Year bonus CD". 
  7. ^ "Ashes To Ashes European CD single". 
  8. ^ "Australian CD single". 
  9. ^ "UK 2 track promo CD". 
  10. ^ "French 2 track promo CD". 

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