Beautiful Disaster (311 song)

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"Beautiful Disaster"
Beautiful disaster.jpg
Single by 311
from the album Transistor
Released December 13, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Alternative rock, reggae rock
Length 4:02
Label Capricorn Records
Writer(s) Nick Hexum
Producer(s) Scotch Ralston
311 singles chronology
"Beautiful Disaster"
"Come Original"

"Beautiful Disaster" is a 1997 song by the band 311. It is the third and final single from the album Transistor.[1]


Consequence of Sound commented that "Beautiful Disaster" may be 311's greatest hit and states that it has one of the most recognizable intros in any song.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video features clips of 311 live and with a wild crowd.

Track listing[edit]

1. "Beautiful Disaster"

In other media[edit]

  • The song is a playable track in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.[3]
  • The song was used by the professional wrestling tag team of the Motor City Machine Guns in Ring of Honor and CHIKARA Pro.
  • The song was used also in the TV show Chuck.
  • The song was used in the video game MLB 11: The Show.
  • The song is downloadable for the video game Rock Band 3.
  • This song was used in the Daria season two episode, "The Daria Hunter" as the Lawndale High School students are entering the paintball field.
  • This song was used in the "Orange is the New Black" season three episode, "A Tittin' and a Hairin'" during a flashback conversation between "Pennsatucky" and her boyfriend outside of a house party. The track can be heard playing in the background.


Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard Alternative Songs 21[4]


  1. ^ "Beautiful Disaster". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Dusting 'Em Off: 311 – Transistor « Consequence of Sound". 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  3. ^ ""Guitar Hero: World Tour" Unveils Full Track List". Rolling Stone. September 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ Alternative Songs (1998-02-28). "Beautiful Disaster - 311". Retrieved 2011-09-25. 

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