December (Collective Soul song)

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Single by Collective Soul
from the album Collective Soul
Released March 1995
Recorded Late 1994
Miami, Florida
(Criteria Studios)
Length 4:45
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Ed Roland
Producer(s) Ed Roland
Matt Serletic
Collective Soul singles chronology
"Smashing Young Man"
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.


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


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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