Crawling in the Dark

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"Crawling in the Dark"
Hoobastank crawling in the dark.png
Single by Hoobastank
from the album Hoobastank
ReleasedApril 2, 2002
GenreNu metal
  • Dan Estrin
  • Chris Hesse
  • Markku Lappalainen
  • Doug Robb
Hoobastank singles chronology
"Crawling in the Dark"
"Remember Me"
Music video
"Crawling in the Dark" on YouTube

"Crawling in the Dark" is the first single by the American rock band Hoobastank, released from their major-label debut, Hoobastank.

The song was released as a single on April 2, 2002. A nu metal song,[1][2] the single was their breakthrough hit and is their second most successful song from the album Hoobastank behind their second hit "Running Away". It reached No. 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 68
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks 3
Austrian Singles Chart 60
UK Singles Chart 47
UK Rock 26

Use in media[edit]

The song appears on the video games Karaoke Revolution, MLB Slugfest 2004 and Aggressive Inline.

The song appears on The Fast and the Furious soundtrack More Fast and Furious.

The song was also featured in a commercial advertising Mountain Dew soda.


  1. ^ "The Essential Nu-Metal Playlist - NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Hill, Stephen (July 4, 2017). "The Top 40 nu-metal songs of all time". Metal Hammer. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Hoobastank Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 19, 2011.