Heavy (Collective Soul song)

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"Heavy"
Collective Soul Heavy.jpg
Single by Collective Soul
from the album Dosage
Released January 1999
Recorded 1998
Length 2:57
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Ed Roland
Producer(s) Ed Roland, Anthony J. Resta
Collective Soul singles chronology
"Run"
(1999)
"Heavy"
(1999)
"No More, No Less"
(1999)

"Heavy" is a song by American post-grunge band Collective Soul. It is the second single from their fourth album Dosage. It was the last of the band's seven number ones on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, as well as their most successful, staying atop the chart for fifteen weeks. It was also their last song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 73. It was featured as one of two songs in NHL 2001. The song was also featured in the NASCAR intro on NBC in 2003. An instrumental version is played in the 2014 Golden Corral ad

Personnel[edit]

  • Ed Roland- Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Ross Childress- Lead Guitar
  • Shane Evans- Drums
  • Dean Roland- Rhythm Guitar
  • Will Turpin- Bass, Backing Vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 73
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
Canadian RPM Rock/Alternative 30 1

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Preceded by
"What It's Like" by Everlast
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
February 13 – June 5, 1999
Succeeded by
"Lit Up" by Buckcherry
Preceded by
"Free Girl Now" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Canadian RPM Rock/Alternative 30 number-one single
April 19–26, 1999
Succeeded by
"Free Girl Now" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers