Gratitude (song)

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Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Check Your Head
B-side "Honky Rink"
Released October 4, 1992
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 1991 - 1992
Length 2:45
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Tom Cushman
Producer(s) Mario Caldato, Jr.
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Jimmy James"
"Professor Booty"
Music video
"Gratitude" on YouTube

"Gratitude" is a song by American rap rock group the Beastie Boys, from their third studio album Check Your Head.[3] It was released in October 1992 as the fourth single for the album, primarily serviced to modern rock radio. The live version B-side was recorded in September 1992.

The bass guitar in the song uses a Univox Superfuzz.[4] The song was included in the video game Guitar Hero 5.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video to this song is a homage to the 1972 concert film Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii[5] and was recorded in Rotorua, New Zealand. The video was featured on Beavis and Butthead, who gave the song a positive review.[citation needed]


After touring as the opening act for the Beastie Boys, the Rollins Band often interweaved their own version of "Gratitude" (with new lyrics improvised by Henry Rollins) into their live set during their 1992 tour.

Post-hardcore/punk band Refused covered this song on their Demos Collection.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gratitude" (LP version)
  2. "Stand Together" (Live)
  3. "Finger Lickin'" (Good Government Cheese Mix)
  4. "Gratitude" (Live at Budokan)
  5. "Honky Rink" (Previously Unreleased)


  1. ^ Ives, Brian (May 5, 2012). "Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To Adam Yauch At Prudential Center". CBS Local. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sheridan, David, Ira Robbins and David Sprague. "Beastie Boys". Trouser Press. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Quarantining The Past: Top 20 Albums Of 1992 Part Two (10-1)". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Adam Yauch". 1999. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Official music video". EMI. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

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