Chalk Outline (song)

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"Chalk Outline"
Single by Three Days Grace
from the album Transit of Venus
Released August 14, 2012
Format Digital download
Length 3:02
Label RCA
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"Lost in You"
"Chalk Outline"
"The High Road"
"Lost in You"
"Chalk Outline"
"The High Road"

"Chalk Outline" is the lead single from Canadian rock band, Three Days Grace's fourth album, Transit of Venus.[1] The band released many "snippets" of the song before August 14 to tease fans.[2] It reached No. 1 on the U.S. Active Rock Chart for a total of 10 weeks[citation needed] and won the "Rock Song of the Year" award given by Loudwire.[3]

Music video[edit]

"Chalk Outline" has a lyric video, which shows the lyrics of the song over a clip of a man walking around a city.[4] The band also released an official music video for "Chalk Outline" on October 5.[5] The video shows Adam Gontier walking through a city, singing to the camera and passing the other band members on the way, culminating with the four of them meeting in a dark room, performing the song.[5] The video was directed by Shane Drake.


Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 65
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[7] 6
US Billboard Rock Songs[8] 7
US Billboard Alternative Songs[9] 15
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[10] 1


  1. ^ "Three Days Grace "Transit Of Venus" | The Official Three Days Grace Site". August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chalk Outline Snippet #1 | The Official Three Days Grace Site". Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Loudwire Rock Song of the Year 2012
  4. ^ "Chalk Outline Lyric Video | The Official Three Days Grace Site". July 25, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Three Days Grace - Chalk Outline". Three Days Grace. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Three Days Grace – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Three Days Grace.
  7. ^ "Billboard Singles Charts". Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Top Rock Songs & Charts, Rock Music Hits & Popular Rock Music Charts". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Three Days Grace Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mainstream Rock: Sep 22, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 

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