Hypnotize (System of a Down song)

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"Hypnotize"
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Single by System of a Down
from the album Hypnotize
Released October 11, 2005
Format Vinyl, CD, Airplay
Recorded The Mansion
(Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California, U.S.)
Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research Studios
(Los Angeles, California, U.S.)
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock
Length 3:09
Label American/Columbia
Songwriter(s) Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian
Producer(s) Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian
System of a Down singles chronology
"Question!"
(2005)
"Hypnotize"
(2005)
"Lonely Day"
(2006)
"Question!"
(2005)
"Hypnotize"
(2005)
"Lonely Day"
(2006)
Music video
"Hypnotize" on YouTube

"Hypnotize" is a song by Armenian American rock band System of a Down. It was released in October 2005 as the lead single from their fifth studio album of the same name. The video was filmed on September 28, 2005, at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It reached number one on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart[1] and is the band's biggest international hit.

Music video[edit]

The music video is mostly footage from one of the band's September 2005 concerts, (filmed at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan) but includes a CGI scene of painting along with the music; the audio is dubbed over with the studio track.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hypnotize" D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian, S. Tankian 3:09
2. "Science" (Live from the Hurricane Festival – Explicit) S. Tankian D. Malakian 2:37
CD2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hypnotize" D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 3:09
2. "Mr. Jack" (Live from the Hurricane Festival – Explicit) S. Tankian, D. Malakian D. Malakian 7:14
3. "War?" (Live from the Hurricane Festival – Explicit) S. Tankian D. Malakian 3:58
7" single
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hypnotize" D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 3:09
2. "Forest" (Live from the Hurricane Festival – Explicit) S. Tankian D. Malakian 4:05
iTunes single
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hypnotize" D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 3:09

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 83
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 47
Italy (FIMI)[6] 44
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 48
US Billboard Hot 100 57
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 1
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[10] 5

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Preceded by
"DOA" by Foo Fighters
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
January 21, 2006
Succeeded by
"Perfect Situation" by Weezer