Change (In the House of Flies)

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"Change (In the House of Flies)"
Deftones Change.JPG
Single by Deftones
from the album White Pony
  • "Crenshaw"
  • "No Ordinary Love"
ReleasedMay 20, 2000
FormatCD single, maxi CD
Length5:05 (full version)
3:55 (radio edit/music video)
Songwriter(s)Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Chino Moreno
Producer(s)Terry Date
Deftones singles chronology
"Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)"
"Change (In the House of Flies)"
"Back to School (Mini Maggit)"

"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[2] and No. 53 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] 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.[1]

Music video[edit]

Lead singer Chino Moreno appearing in the music video for "Change (In the House of Flies)".

The music video, directed by Liz Friedlander,[4] 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Change (In the House of Flies)"Deftones4:58
3."No Ordinary Love" (Sade cover)Sade Adu and Stuart Matthewman5:32

Other versions[edit]

  • 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.


In other media[edit]


Chart (2000) Peak


US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 3
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[12] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 53


  1. ^ a b "The Top 20 Deftones Songs". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ " - Artist Chart History — Deftones: Singles". Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  3. ^ "UK Singles Top 75 - Music Charts". Navigate to appropriate week. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  4. ^ B-Sides & Rarities liner notes.
  5. ^ Making the video "Change" - Behind the Scenes
  6. ^ "Ayria — Hearts For Bullets official tracklist". Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
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  8. ^ "Seether "Change (In The House of Flies)" Deftones Cover // Octane // SiriusXM". Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  9. ^ "Rocksmith® 2014 – Deftones - "Change (In the House of Flies)" on Steam". Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  10. ^ "Rocksmith® 2014 – Deftones Song Pack on Steam". Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  11. ^ "Deftones Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "Deftones Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "Deftones: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

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