Drive (Incubus song)

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"Drive"
Incubus drive.png
Single by Incubus
from the album Make Yourself
ReleasedNovember 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)
StudioNRG (North Hollywood)
Genre
Length3:52
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Incubus singles chronology
"Stellar"
(2000)
"Drive"
(2000)
"Wish You Were Here"
(2001)
Audio sample
A sample from "Drive" by Incubus
Music video
"Drive" on YouTube

"Drive" is a song by American rock band Incubus, released on November 14, 2000, as the third single from their third album, Make Yourself (1999). It is 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, and number 40 in the United Kingdom. In 2001, "Drive" won a Billboard Award for Modern Rock Single of the Year.[3] Director Bill Draheim documented the making of "Drive" in Save Me from My Half-Life Drive.

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".[4][5]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Phil Harder[6] and based on M.C. Escher's Drawing Hands, the music video features a simple musical session intercut with a rotoscoped animation of Brandon Boyd drawing himself, which was handled by both Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas. The non-animated scenes 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]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from the European CD2 liner notes.[12]

Studios

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States November 14, 2000 (2000-11-14) Alternative radio [33]
November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20) CD [7]
February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05) Hot adult contemporary radio [34]
February 6, 2001 (2001-02-06) Contemporary hit radio [35]
Australia April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) CD [36]
United Kingdom June 11, 2001 (2001-06-11)
  • 7-inch vinyl
  • CD
Epic [37]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "2001 Billboard Music Awards". InfoPlease. February 11, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  4. ^ "Song Facts – Drive by Incubus". Facts about songs. Tone Fuse Music. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 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.
  5. ^ "What Incubus song has a doctor talking about a car crash?". ChaCha. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  6. ^ "Production Notes" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 113, no. 12. March 24, 2001. p. 68. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Incubus – Drive". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ Drive (Australian maxi-CD single liner notes). Incubus. Epic Records, Immortal Records. 2001. 670928.2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ Drive (UK CD single liner notes). Incubus. Epic Records. 2001. 671378 2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. ^ Drive (UK 7-inch EP liner notes). Incubus. Epic Records. 2001. 671378 7.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. ^ Drive (European CD1 liner notes). Incubus. Epic Records. 2001. EPC 6710401.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  12. ^ a b Drive (European CD2 liner notes). Incubus. Epic Records. 2001. EPC 671040 2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. ^ "Incubus – Drive" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts.
  14. ^ "Incubus – Drive". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 19, no. 32. August 4, 2001. p. 9. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Incubus – Drive". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  23. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  24. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  25. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles for 2001". ARIA. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  26. ^ "Canada's Top 200 Singles of 2001 (200–101)". Jam!. Archived from the original on July 26, 2002. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  27. ^ "BDS CHART : Top 100 of 2001". Jam!. Archived from the original on July 1, 2002. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  28. ^ "End of Year Charts 2001". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  29. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2001". Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  30. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard. Vol. 113, no. 52. Nielsen Business Media. December 29, 2001. p. 72. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  32. ^ "British single certifications – Incubus – Drive". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  33. ^ "Alternative: Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1376. November 10, 2000. p. 133. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  34. ^ "Hot AC: Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1387. February 2, 2001. p. 92. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  35. ^ "CHR/Pop: Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1387. February 2, 2001. p. 47. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  36. ^ "The ARIA Report: ARIA New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 16th April 2001" (PDF). ARIA. April 16, 2001. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 20, 2002. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  37. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting June 11, 2001: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. June 9, 2001. p. 31. Retrieved August 14, 2021.

External links[edit]

  • Website of the animated short film 'I move so I am' (The Netherlands, 1997) of animator Gerrit van Dijk on which the official music video "Drive" was based.