Change (In the House of Flies)
|"Change (In the House of Flies)"|
|Single by Deftones|
|from the album White Pony|
|Released||May 20, 2000|
|Format||CD single, maxi CD|
|Length||5:05 (full version)|
3:55 (radio edit/music video)
|Songwriter(s)||Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Chino Moreno|
|Deftones singles chronology|
"Change (In the House of Flies)", often referred to as "Change", is a song by the American alternative metal band Deftones, released as the first single from their third album, White Pony, in June 2000. It remains their most commercially successful single to date, peaking at No. 3 in Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, No. 9 in the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 53 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was featured on the Muchmusic compilation album Big Shiny Tunes 5. The song has been described as alternative metal, shoegaze and alternative rock.
The music video, directed by Liz Friedlander, features the band playing at a party. The people attending have apathetic looks and wear animal masks. The video was shot at a Hollywood, California estate.
|1.||"Change (In the House of Flies)"||Deftones||4:58|
|3.||"No Ordinary Love" (Sade cover)||Sade Adu and Stuart Matthewman||5:32|
- An acoustic version appeared on the MTV The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2 compilation, and was also included on the band's B-Sides & Rarities album.
- The EBM/industrial group Ayria recorded a cover of the song for the special 2CD version of their 2008 Hearts for Bullets album.
- Alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin (along with Shaun Morgan of Seether and Barry Stock of Three Days Grace) performed a live cover of this song during the spring leg of their 2008 tour.
- The post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether performed an acoustic cover of this song for SiriusXM in 2014.
In other media
- The song appeared in several films and TV shows including Little Nicky, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Queen of the Damned, Alias, Major Crimes, Wolf Lake, The Following and American Dad! in addition to the trailer for the seventh season of Dexter.
- The song can be purchased as downloadable content for the video game Rocksmith 2014 as a single song or as a 4-pack including the songs Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away), Digital Bath, and Hole in the Earth.
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||3|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||9|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||53|
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- "UK Singles Top 75 - Music Charts". Navigate to appropriate week. acharts.us. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- B-Sides & Rarities liner notes.
- Making the video "Change" - Behind the Scenes
- "Ayria — Hearts For Bullets official tracklist". www.ayria.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
- "Seether "Change (In The House of Flies)" Deftones Cover // Octane // SiriusXM". Retrieved 2016-12-21.
- "Rocksmith® 2014 – Deftones - "Change (In the House of Flies)" on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
- "Rocksmith® 2014 – Deftones Song Pack on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
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