Drive (Incubus song)

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"Drive"
Incubus drive.png
Single by Incubus
from the album Make Yourself
ReleasedNovember 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)[1]
RecordedMay–June 1999 (Los Angeles, California)
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 recorded by American rock band Incubus, released on November 20, 2000,[1] as a single from their third album, Make Yourself. 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 (where it is certified Gold), and number 40 in the United Kingdom (where it is certified Silver). In 2001, "Drive" won Billboard's award for Modern Rock Single of the Year. 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".[2][3]

Music video[edit]

The music video is based on M.C. Escher's Drawing Hands. Directed by Phil Harder,[4] 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]

Personnel[edit]

Incubus

Additional musician

  • Dave Holdridge – mellotron

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Australian-charts.com – Incubus – Drive". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "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."-Brandon Boyd
  3. ^ "What Incubus song has a doctor talking about a car crash?". ChaCha. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "Production Notes" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 113 no. 12. March 24, 2001. p. 68. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Drive" – US promo single (Compact disc). Incubus. Epic Records, Immortal Records. 2000. ESK 16356.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ "Drive" – European maxi-single (CD sleeve). Incubus. Epic Records. 2001. EPC 671040 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ "Drive" – UK 7-inch single (Disc sleeve). Incubus. Epic Records. 2001. 671378 7.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ "Drive" – Australian maxi-single (CD sleeve). Incubus. Epic Records, Immortal Records. 2000. 670928.2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Incubus – Drive" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Incubus – Drive". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 19 no. 32. August 4, 2001. p. 9. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Incubus – Drive". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Tropical Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  23. ^ "2001 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  24. ^ "End of Year Charts 2001". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  25. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2001". Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  26. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 113 (52): 72. December 29, 2001. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 2, 2020. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Incubus – Drive". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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.
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics