I'll Stick Around

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"I'll Stick Around"
Foo fighters i'll stick around.png
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Foo Fighters
ReleasedSeptember 4, 1995
Vinyl (7" & 12")
RecordedOctober 1994 at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle
May 25, 1997 at Manchester Apollo in Manchester (live)
4:10 (live)
Songwriter(s)Dave Grohl
Producer(s)Foo Fighters, Barrett Jones
Miti Adhikari (live)
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"This Is a Call"
"I'll Stick Around"
"For All the Cows"
Audio sample
"I'll Stick Around"

"I'll Stick Around" is the second single released by the Foo Fighters from their 1995 self titled debut album Foo Fighters.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for this song was the first Foo Fighters music video and was directed by Jerry Casale, who was a member of and directed videos for Devo. Casale said he was chosen due to Devo's well-known surreal music videos, which would fit Grohl's request for a "non-video video", done for just $60,000. The video shows the band performing the song in a room with a paper background while lights strobe and a giant spore floats around them (the spore, described by Casale as "Foo Ball", was inspired by the foo fighter phenomenon that named the band, and its original conception was a "bloated, charred, inflated girl representing Courtney", but as Grohl's management vetoed the idea, it was replaced by an "3D HIV virus based on medical models from Scientific America (sic) magazine"). This is interspersed with footage of Dave Grohl eating chess pieces (an idea by the singer itself, done with "frame by frame stop-action animation") and brushing his teeth with what appears to be a butter knife (although there is no blood).[3] During the choruses, Dave Grohl jumps up and down which became famous when fans would jump around like Grohl during live performances. The video was featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

Other versions[edit]

Personnel on record[edit]

Personnel in video[edit]

Track listings[edit]

UK promo CD/ US promo CD

  1. "I'll Stick Around"

7" Red Vinyl single / Cardsleeve CD Single

  1. "I'll Stick Around"
  2. "How I Miss You"

UK CD single/12" vinyl single

  1. "I'll Stick Around"
  2. "How I Miss You"
  3. "Ozone" (Ace Frehley cover)

Japanese CD Maxi-Single

  1. "I'll Stick Around"
  2. "How I Miss You"
  3. "Ozone" (Ace Frehley cover)
  4. "For All the Cows" (live at the Reading Festival, August 26, 1995)"
  5. "Wattershed" (live at the Reading Festival, August 26, 1995)"


Chart (1995) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 61
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[5] 2
European Hot 100 Singles (Music & Media)[6] 49
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 18
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[8] 1
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[9] 51
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 8
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[11] 12


  1. ^ "411MANIA - The 8 Ball: Top 8 Post-Grunge Bands". The 8 Ball: Top 8 Post-Grunge Bands. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around discogs.com. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  3. ^ Apter, Jeff (2006). The Dave Grohl Story. Music Sales Group. pp. 291–2. ISBN 978-0-85712-021-2.
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 29 Oct 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved July 12, 2017. N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 2793." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. September 23, 1995. p. 16. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Foo Fighters: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Foo Fighters Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "Foo Fighters Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  11. ^ "Foo Fighters Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2016.

External links[edit]