Drugs (song)

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"Drugs"
Ammonia-Drugs.jpg
Single by Ammonia
from the album Mint 400
Released 1995
Format CD Single
Genre Grunge/Rock
Length 3:27
Label Murmur
Songwriter(s) Allan Balmont, Simon Hensworth, Dave Johnstone
Producer(s) Kevin Shirley
Ammonia singles chronology
"'Sleepwalking EP'"
(1995)
"Drugs"
(1995)
"'Ken Carter'"
(1996)
Sleepwalking EP
(1995)
"Drugs
(1995)
Ken Carter
(1996)

"Drugs" is a song by Ammonia, released as their debut single from their debut album Mint 400 in 1995, however two songs had been released prior as EPs, In A Box and Sleepwalking. The song was an instant hit and is still regarded as one of the band's most recognized songs.

Lead singer Dave Johnstone is quoted as saying 'There isn't really that much of a message, "Drugs" is about apathy towards drugs'.[1] The song was written in five minutes during a rehearsal[1][2] and peaked at #32 on the Australian Singles chart[3] and came in at #27 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 1995.[4] In North America, it reached #29 on the Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks[5] and #22 on the Canadian rock/alternative chart.[6]

Formats & track listings[edit]

  • AUS CD single MATTCD022
    1. "Drugs" – 3:27
    2. "Realise" – 3:18
    3. "Zoned" – 3:59
  • AUS promo CD single SAMPCD 3367
    1. "Drugs" – 3:27
  • US promo CD single ESK 7681
    1. "Drugs" – 3:27

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ammonia - Mint 400". Caveman Productions. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Ammonia Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Ammonia - Drugs (song)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Hottest 100, 1995". Triple J. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ "Ammonia Chart & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 13, May 13 1996 Retrieved 2012-10-05.