Getting Away with Murder (song)

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"Getting Away with Murder"
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Single by Papa Roach
from the album Getting Away with Murder
ReleasedJuly 31, 2004
GenreAlternative metal
Producer(s)Howard Benson
Papa Roach singles chronology
"Time and Time Again"
"Getting Away with Murder"

"Getting Away with Murder" is the first single from the band Papa Roach's fourth studio album, Getting Away with Murder. The song shows the band's new sound and features no rapping at all, something that was used in Papa Roach's previous singles. The video is performance-based, showing the band playing in a Stock Exchange Hall with references filled with fans (including sexual imagery which led the band's lead singer Jacoby Shaddix to describe the video as "stocks and bondage" in an MTV2 interview). It was directed by Motion Theory. The song is also the former theme song for WWE Tough Enough. It was featured in the 2004 video game MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf It was also featured in the video game MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005. A "clean" remix of the song called "Getting Away With... (Gran Turismo 4 Vrenna/Walsh Remix)" was featured in Gran Turismo 4; it was a bit faster, had the heavily distorted guitars toned down, and had a backing whisper of the words "getting away" instead of "..with murder".

Music video[edit]

  • There are references to WarGames, Florida and Global Thermonuclear War calculations on the display screens in the background. Occasionally messages flash up during the video: "In God we trust" appears as a message, and then alternates between that and "In guns we trust" as well as "In oil we trust". "Murder accomplished" is the last one to appear. It alternates between "Murder" and "Mission" accomplished. The characters in the big screen in the background also change shape periodically to resemble the U.S. flag. Fighter jets, tic-tac-toe boards, and multiple copies of the skull and crossbones materialize on the big screen, as well as maps of the world and flying dots representing missiles. There are also Trading Places references too. Other messages appearing on the display screens in the background include WMD (weapons of mass destruction), MRDR (murder), EVLL (evil), NRON (Enron), 'BSH' and 'CHNY'.
  • Lead singer, Jacoby Shaddix said he wanted the music video to be "political and sexy".
  • The badges worn by the Stock exchange employees say 'SADM', 'NRA', 'CHNY', '4OIL' and 'NRON'.
  • In the last two shots, the entire band can be seen with their hands and face covered in blood and Shaddix drops his microphone suddenly as if just realizing he has done something wrong.
  • In the opening twenty seconds, all of the band members are shown as workers in the stock exchange.

Track listing[edit]

1."Getting Away with Murder" 
2."Harder Than A Coffin Nail" 
4."Getting Away with Murder" (video) 
5."Chronicles of Riddick Trailer" (video) 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 28
Canada Rock Top 30 (Radio & Records)[2] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 89
Scotland (OCC)[5] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 45
US Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 2
US Modern Rock Tracks[7] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 69


  1. ^ " – Papa Roach – Getting Away with Murder" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  2. ^ "Radio & Records Magazine" (PDF). Radio & Records. November 19, 2004. p. 58. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  3. ^ " – Papa Roach – Getting Away with Murder" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  4. ^ " – Papa Roach – Getting Away With Murder" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  5. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  7. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History - Papa Roach". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-03-01.