Evidence (Faith No More song)

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The "Orange Drooker" cover
Single by Faith No More
from the album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Released May 8, 1995
Recorded Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Length 4:53
Label Slash
Faith No More singles chronology
"Ashes to Ashes"
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime track listing
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"
Alternative cover
The "Pale Blue Drooker" cover
"Screaming Woman" covers
The "Negative of Screaming Woman" cover
The "Screaming Woman" cover

"Evidence" is a song by Faith No More, released as the third and final single from their fifth studio album, King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime. Like the other releases from the album, it failed to chart in the US; however, the song had moderate success in the UK and Australia. The song is heavily jazz-influenced and vocals were also recorded in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish—the latter of which was included on the album as a bonus track.[5] In concerts, singer Mike Patton typically performs the lyrics according to the country in which the show is taking place.[6][7][8]


"Evidence" was the third single released from King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime—and with the eventual cancellation of planned releases for "Take This Bottle" and "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies", would be the album's last single, It was released on 8 May 1995, and in the UK on 17 July that year. The band made an appearance the previous April on the Australian variety show Hey Hey It's Saturday to perform the song,[9] which eventually peaked at number 32 in the UK[10] and number 27 in Australia;[11] becoming the 29th most-played song on Australian radio that year.[12] A video was made for the song, directed by Walter A. Stern.[13]

Track lists[edit]

Orange Drooker
  1. "Evidence" – 4:53
  2. "King for a Day" – 6:36
  3. "I Wanna Fuck Myself" (GG Allin) – 2:54
  4. "Spanish Eyes" (Kaempfert/Singleton/Snyder) – 2:59
Pale Blue Drooker

Free "Live Poster"

  1. "Evidence" – 4:53
  2. "Midlife Crisis" (Live) * – 3:26
  3. "Epic" (Live) * – 4:49
  4. "We Care a Lot" (Live) * – 4:05
Negative of Screaming Woman

Artwork taken from scenes of the "Evidence" video.

  1. "Evidence" – 3:56
  2. "Das Schutzenfest" – 3:03
  3. Interview
Screaming Woman

Free poster of "Screaming Woman"

  1. "Evidence"
  2. "Easy" (Live)
  3. "Digging The Grave" (Live) §
  4. "From out of Nowhere" (Live) §

*Live at The Forum, London, March 13, 1995
The interview is shorter version of the EVANS 9 promotional CD version
Live from San Francisco, California, USA, April 24, 1995
§Live at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 27, 1995


Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
UK Charts[10] 32
Australia ARIA Charts[11] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 5
New Zealand RIANZ Charts[15] 38
Netherlands NVPI Charts[16] 42


  1. ^ Hopkins, Ben (February 7, 2014). "Faith No More: The Complete Guide". Clash. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime – Faith No More". Allmusic. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Allen, Jeremy (September 10, 2014). "Faith No More: 10 of the best". The Guardian. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Music review: Faith No More, O2 Academy, Glasgow". The Herald. June 15, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ fnm.com Discography
  6. ^ "Evidence with Spanish lyrics, performed in Chile". YouTube. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Evidence with Italian lyrics, performed in Italy". YouTube. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Evidence with Portuguese lyrics, performed in Brazil". YouTube. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Stefan Negele. "Faith No More TV Appearances". Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "everyHit.com UK Top 40 chart archive". Retrieved 23 March 2011.  NB: Direct linking to search results is unavailable, please search for artist "Faith No More" for results
  11. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - Discography Faith No More". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "1995 | history | triple j hottest 100 - 2008 | triple j". ABC. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Alex S. Garda (ed.). "mvdbase.com - Faith No more Videography". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  14. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  15. ^ "chartz.org.nz Discography Faith No More". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Faith No More - King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 

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