Dig (Mudvayne song)

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Single by Mudvayne
from the album L.D. 50
GenreNu metal[1][2][3][4]
Songwriter(s)Chad Gray, Greg Tribbett, Ryan Martinie and Matthew McDonough
Mudvayne singles chronology
"Death Blooms"
Alternative cover

"Dig" is the debut single by the American heavy metal band Mudvayne from the band's debut studio album L.D. 50. A music video was released for the song on April 10, 2001 and it later won the first ever MTV2 Award. It is also one of the band's most well-known songs, being certified gold in the United States[5] A live version of the song taken from the Tattoo the Earth tour appears on the live album Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade.[6][7]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song won the MTV2 Award in 2001[8] and was directed by Thomas Mignone.[9] It was one of the first music videos to feature heavy metal artists in vibrant, brightly lit and color-saturated images, in sharp contrast to the dark, shadowy videos typical of the genre.[citation needed] The award was to honor the best overall achievement by an act whose video premiered on MTV2 and received significant on-air rotation.[8] A special edition DVD single was released featuring nine different camera angles, allowing viewers to switch between the various bandmembers' performances filmed during the video's production. The DVD also included a behind the scenes featurette titled "Dig a Little Deeper".

Track listing[edit]

Promo single
1."Dig" (clean version)2:42
2."Dig" (LP version)2:43
Maxi single
1."Dig" (radio edit)2:43
2."Nothing to Gein" (radio edit)4:15
Cassette single
Side A
1."Dig" (radio edit)2:43
2."Nothing to Gein" (radio edit)4:15
Side B
1."Dig" (album version)2:43
2."Nothing to Gein" (album version)5:29


Chart (2001) Peak
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[10] 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[11] 33


  1. ^ "Paolo Gregoletto: Nu-Metal - Revered or Reviled? The Top Ten". All Axess. (January 5th, 2015). Retrieved on September 23rd, 2015
  2. ^ Pasbani, Robert (21 August 2014). "CHAD GRAY Says MUDVAYNE Ain't Over Yet". MetalInjection. Retrieved 28 January 2015. In 2000, Mudvayne broke big with their track "Dig," a song that still gets stuck in my head to this day. Honestly, it may be one of my favorite nu-metal songs of all time.
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (September 6, 2009). "Top Ten - Nu-Metal Anthems". Clash. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "30 Best Nu Metal Songs, Ranked". Spin Magazine.
  5. ^ https://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Mudvayne&go=Search&perPage=50
  6. ^ Huey, Steve (2000-10-24). "Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade - Various Artists : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  7. ^ ""Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade" Set for Release October 24 on 1500 Records". NY Rock. 2000-09-21. Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  8. ^ a b "Slim's 'Weapon' Bulges With Six MTV VMAs". Billboard. September 7, 2001. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "Mudvayne | Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates, Ringtones, and Lyrics". MTV. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  10. ^ "Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. January 12, 2002. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  11. ^ Artist Chart History - Mudvayne - Singles, Billboard.com, Accessed June 11, 2009

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