|Single by Limp Bizkit|
|from the album Significant Other|
|Released||May 2, 2000|
|Limp Bizkit singles chronology|
"Break Stuff" is a song by American rock band Limp Bizkit, released on May 2, 2000 as the fourth and final single from their second studio album Significant Other (1999). The song was released alongside "N 2 Gether Now", and has remained a staple of Limp Bizkit's live shows.
The music video was shot at Skatelab. The band members are seen in some scenes not playing any instruments and some scenes they are playing each other's instruments. Cameos include Snoop Dogg, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Eminem's daughter Hailie, Alec Baldwin, Pauly Shore, Derek Jeter, Roger Daltrey, Bam Margera, Bucky Lasek, Seth Green, Stryker, Riley Hawk, Aaron Lewis, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, model Lily Aldridge and comedian Richard Lewis.
It received its world premiere in February 2000 on the short-lived USA Network music show Farmclub, alongside Korn's video for their single, "Make Me Bad". Both groups made a guest appearance to introduce their respective videos.
- Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered this as a lounge version on his 2000 album, Lounge Against the Machine.
- Three Days Grace has covered the song in 2011 during live shows.
- Australian metal band Confession did a cover of this song.
- In 2012, pop-punk band Patent Pending recorded a tongue-in-cheek piano ballad version for their EP 'Spring Break 99'
- Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low covered this song during their World Triptacular tour.
Charts and certifications
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Released the summer before Y2K, that band's sophomore album Significant Other dominated modern-rock airwaves with instant nu-metal anthems like "Nookie" and "Break Stuff."
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- "Three Days Grace Cover Break Stuff Live". YouTube. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
- "Australian-charts.com – Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Offiziellecharts.de – Limp Bizkit feat. Method Man – Break Stuff". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 17, 2000" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 23, 2018.
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- "Music & Media: Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved May 1, 2018.[permanent dead link]
- "Swisscharts.com – Limp Bizkit feat. Method Man – Break Stuff". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- "British single certifications – Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 23, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Break Stuff in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
- on YouTube