Bad Religion (Godsmack song)

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"Bad Religion"
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Single by Godsmack
from the album Godsmack
Released February 2000[citation needed]
Recorded 1996
Genre Nu metal
Label Republic/Universal
Writer(s) Sully Erna, Tommy Stewart
Producer(s) Sully Erna
Godsmack singles chronology
"Bad Religion"

"Bad Religion" is a song by Godsmack. It served as the fourth single from their eponymous debut album.

According to vocalist Sully Erna, a practicing Wiccan, the song has an anti-abortion message. Erna says, "You don’t even know me, yet you’re deciding to kill me? Look, I’m here. I’m alive inside you. I can’t be ignored."[1]


Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications issued the 2001 Clear Channel memorandum, a list of 150 songs Clear Channel recommended to be removed from airplay. "Bad Religion" was on the list.[2]

The song was also remade by Dale Oliver as an entrance song for TNA tag team The Naturals.[citation needed]

The song was featured in ATV Quad Power Racing 2 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.[citation needed] It was also featured in the 2003 film Mayor of the Sunset Strip.[3]


Chart positions[edit]

Singles U.S. Billboard[4]

Year Chart Position
2000 Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
Modern Rock Tracks 32


  1. ^ "Godsmack Goes Platinum: Chelsea Condos interviews the band that WAAF broke - Big Heavy World". Big Heavy World. 1999-06-01. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ "It's the End of the World as Clear Channel Knows It - Eliza Truitt - Slate Magazine". Slate Magazine. 2001-09-17. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Soundtracks for Mayor of the Sunset Strip"., Inc.. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Chart History: Godsmack". Billboard 200. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 

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