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

Hard Rock, alternative Metal

[1][better source needed]
Length 3:02
Label RCA
Writer(s) Adam Gontier, Neil Sanderson, Brad Walst, Barry Stock, Craig Wiseman
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"Lost in You"
"Chalk Outline"
"The High Road"

"Chalk Outline" is a song recorded by Canadian group Three Days Grace. It was released in August 2012 as the lead single from their fourth album, Transit of Venus.[2] The band released many "snippets" of the song before August 14 to tease fans.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] The band also released an official music video for "Chalk Outline" on October 5.[6] 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.[6] The video was directed by Shane Drake.


Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 65
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[8] 6
US Billboard Rock Songs[9] 7
US Billboard Alternative Songs[10] 15
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[11] 1


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

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