Boiler (song)

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LimpBizkit - Boiler cover.jpg
Single by Limp Bizkit
from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
ReleasedNovember 20, 2001
GenreNu metal
Limp Bizkit singles chronology
"My Way"
"Eat You Alive"

"Boiler" is a song by the American rap rock band Limp Bizkit. It was released in November 2001 as the fifth and final single from their third studio album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. Guitar World described the song as "an old-school, L.L. Cool J.-style rap ballad".[1]

There was a limited edition Gold numbered version of this single that includes DVD music videos from the band. The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and Fred Durst, and filmed in Portugal.

The song peaked at 30 on Modern Rock charts.[2]

Music video[edit]

In the beginning, the video shows a woman in a bikini in an apartment looking in the mirror with Fred Durst watching her. Then she turns around and opens her mouth and spits out a mechanical arm holding a levitating bomb that is aimed in Durst's direction, causing Durst to jump out of the window and then blows up the whole apartment. Durst then goes to a burger stand called Bolacha Mole (which means Limp Biscuit in Portuguese), where he sits next to a person with a scar under his eye, across from Wes Borland, whose head falls off. Durst starts to eat his burger, but discovers that it is crawling with worms. After this, a car crashes into the stand and it explodes.

Durst wakes up in a bed with a woman who starts to kiss him, and then he pulls off the wig that she was wearing to discover that she has plugs all over her shaved head. Looking around, he discovers that there were dozens of couples kissing and having sex in similar beds. Prompted by this revelation, he starts to run away. While running, Durst turns into a cartoon and is chased by an army of humans with round bellies, and a sea of hot dogs (all resembling the Chocolate Starfish album's cover art) which turns into a giant sea monster that tries to kill him. After escaping, he changes back into his real form by ripping the cartoon character apart to reveal himself again and jumps onto a stage with the rest of the band. The stage is located in the center of the galleries of "Mãe d'Água" in Lisbon, Portugal, part of the Águas Livres Aqueduct. The Mãe d'Água (Mother of the Water) reservoir of the Amoreiras, the largest of the water reservoirs, was finished in 1834. This reservoir, with a capacity of 5,500 m³ of water, was designed by Carlos Mardel. It is now deactivated and can be visited as part of the Museu da Água (Water Museum), which is in a temple where several dark monsters try to get to them and many sparks fly onto the stage. After the band finishes performing the song, Durst drops his hat on the ground and walks away.

This was the final music video to feature guitarist Wes Borland due to him leaving the band in October of that same year (Borland has since returned). Parts of the music video are a clear homage to Pink Floyd's The Wall. The opening scene, the conveyor belt of people falling into a hole and being made into sausages, and the use of worms are all very similar to parts of the epic Wall movie. The video was banned from MTV due to the scene where couples are having sex and the scene where Wes Borland's head falls off.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boiler"
  2. "Faith"
  3. "My Way" (DJ Premier remix)
  4. "My Way" (P. Diddy remix)
  5. "Boiler" (video)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001–2002) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 44
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 26
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 27
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 50
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 24
Italy (FIMI)[9] 54
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 68
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 21
Poland (ZPAV)[12] 32
Portugal (AFP)[13] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 57
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 30


  1. ^ Di Perna, Alan (2002). "Wild Wild Wes". In Jeff Kitts, Brad Tolinski (ed.). Guitar World Presents Nu-metal. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 98. ISBN 9780634032875. Originally published in Guitar World in October 2000.
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  3. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  5. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  6. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  7. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  8. ^ Search for Irish peaks Archived January 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler". VG-lista. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  12. ^ a b "Polish Singles Chart |".
  13. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  14. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  15. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Boiler". Swiss Singles Chart.

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