Drive (Incubus song)

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"Drive"
Incubus drive.png
Single by Incubus
from the album Make Yourself
ReleasedNovember 20, 2000
RecordedMay–June 1999 in Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length3:52
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Scott Litt
Incubus singles chronology
"Stellar"
(2000)
"Drive"
(2000)
"Wish You Were Here"
(2001)
Audio sample
A sample from "Drive" by Incubus

"Drive" is a song recorded by American rock band Incubus. It was released in November 2000 as a single from their third album Make Yourself. It is considered the band's biggest hit and breakthrough single, eventually reaching the top of the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart on March 3, 2001, and number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 28. It also reached number four in Portugal, number 13 in New Zealand, number 34 in Australia (where it is certified Gold), and number 40 in the United Kingdom. In 2001, "Drive" won Billboard's award for Modern Rock Single of the Year. Director Bill Draheim documented the making of "Drive". 'Save Me from my Half-Life Drive' is the result of that edited EPK footage.

Content[edit]

According to lead singer, Brandon Boyd, "The lyric is basically about fear, about being driven all your life by it and making decisions from fear. It's about imagining what life would be like if you didn't live it that way".[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The music video is based on M.C. Escher's Drawing Hands. Directed by Phil Harder, it features a simple musical session intercut with a rotoscoped animation of Brandon Boyd drawing himself. The animation was handled by both Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas. The scenes from the official music video were shot in the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota. The video was nominated for Best Group Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards but lost to 'N Sync.

Track listings[edit]

US Chillum promo single record

  1. "Drive (radio edit)"

European EP

  1. "Drive"
  2. "Drive (orchestral studio version)"
  3. "Favorite Things (live)"
  4. "Pardon Me (live)
  5. "Clean (live)"

Australian EP

  1. "Drive"
  2. "Crowded Elevator"
  3. "Stellar (acoustic)"
  4. "Pardon Me (acoustic)"
  5. "Drive (acoustic)"

US promo single

  1. Drive

UK maxi single

  1. "Drive"
  2. "Drive (acoustic)"
  3. "Clean (live)"
  4. "Drive (video)"

UK promo single

  1. "Drive (album version)"
  2. "Drive (orchestral studio version)"

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the video games Donkey Konga 2 and Guitar Hero Live in addition to the film Surf's Up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song Facts – Drive by Incubus". Facts about songs. Tone Fuse Music. Retrieved 2011-10-08. "The lyric is basically about fear, about being driven all your life by it and making decisions from fear. It's about imagining what life would be like if you didn't live it that way."-Brandon Boyd
  2. ^ "What Incubus song has a doctor talking about a car crash?". ChaCha. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Incubus – Drive". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Incubus – Drive". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – Incubus – Drive". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 19 no. 32. August 4, 2001. p. 9. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Incubus – Drive". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Tropical Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2001". ARIA. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "End of Year Charts 2001". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2001". Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  22. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 113 (52): 72. December 29, 2001. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 12, 2019.

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