December (Collective Soul song)

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"December"
Decembersingle.jpg
Single by Collective Soul
from the album Collective Soul
Released March 1995
Recorded Late 1994
Miami, Florida
(Criteria Studios)
Length 4:45
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Ed Roland
Producer(s) Ed Roland
Matt Serletic
Collective Soul singles chronology
"Gel"
(1995)
"December"
(1995)
"Smashing Young Man"
(1995)
"Gel"
(1995)
"December"
(1995)
"Smashing Young Man"
(1995)
Music video
"December" on YouTube

"December" is a song by the American alternative rock band Collective Soul, released on the band's 1995 eponymous album. Written by singer/guitarist Ed Roland, the song peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart for 9 straight weeks surpassing their prior hit, "Shine" by 1 week, as well as peaking at #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart[1] making their highest-charting single on that chart also surpassing "Shine" at #4.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "December" (album version)
  2. "Sister Don't Cry" (acoustic non-album track)
  3. "Where The River Flows" (live)
  4. "December" (live)

Live tracks recorded 3/14/95 at The Thunderdome in St. Petersburg, FL.

Charts[edit]

(1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 97
Canada Alternative 30 (RPM) 2
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 20
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks[5] 1
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[6] 2
US Billboard Adult Top 40[7] 11
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[8] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ December - Collective Soul
  2. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – 17 Sep 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-07-05.  N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Collective Soul – December". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Billboard 100 – Collective Soul". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Mainstream Rock Tracks – Collective Soul". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Alternative Songs – Collective Soul". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  7. ^ "Adult Pop Songs – Collective Soul". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Mainstream Top 40 – Collective Soul". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Lightning Crashes" by Live
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
June 3 – August 5, 1995
Succeeded by
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2