Fallen Leaves

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"Fallen Leaves"
Billy Talent - Fallen Leaves.JPG
Single by Billy Talent
from the album Billy Talent II
ReleasedNovember 19, 2006
GenreAlternative rock, punk rock
Length3:19
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Billy Talent
Producer(s)Gavin Brown
Billy Talent singles chronology
"Red Flag"
(2006)
"Fallen Leaves"
(2006)
"Surrender"
(2007)
Music video
"Fallen Leaves" on YouTube

"Fallen Leaves" is a song by Canadian rock group Billy Talent. It was released in November 2006 as the third single from their second studio album, Billy Talent II.

Song information[edit]

The song is about one person who travels to the grim district of Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia and then becomes a heroin addict. He then loses his friends due to this addiction.

Track listing[edit]

UK 5" Single

  1. Fallen Leaves (Album Version)
  2. Fallen Leaves (Live at MTV Campus Invasion Germany)
  3. Prisoners of Today (Album Version)

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single was released in Canada on November 27, 2006 and worldwide the following week. The video, directed by Dean Karr, begins with a chicken on an engine of a car with Billy Talent in it,(also Ian's guitar's nickname-the "striped rooster"). The band rides through several orange falling leaves and arrive at a dinner party full of monsters and goblins. One of the monsters ask the band to play and they obey, playing their song "Fallen Leaves" in front of the crowd. At one point, Billy Talent walks through a dark forest and finds a pool with a woman inside of it; the woman wakes up in the water and starts to panic.

The video was directed by Dean Karr and Ian D'Sa. The video also reached the number 1 spot at the MuchMusic Countdown on February 23. It would eventually go on to win the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Video and the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rock Video that same year.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006-07) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 18
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 22
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 37
Canada Rock (Billboard)[6] 2
Canadian BDS Airplay Chart 29
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 91
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[9] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MuchMusic.com | MMVA07". web.archive.org. April 16, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Billy Talent Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Billy Talent Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Billy Talent Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – Billy Talent Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.

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