Ladies and Gentlemen (Saliva song)
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|"Ladies and Gentlemen"|
|Single by Saliva|
|from the album Blood Stained Love Story|
|Format||Digital Download, CD single|
|Songwriter(s)||Paul Crosby, Bob Marlette, David Novotny, Joey Scott & Wayne Swinny|
|Saliva singles chronology|
"Ladies and Gentlemen" is the first single from Saliva's fifth studio album Blood Stained Love Story. The song peaked at number 2 on the US Mainstream Rock chart, and is also the band's best-selling single, being certified Gold by the RIAA in 2010. The song is one of the heavier cuts of the album, and is a nu metal song. The music video was released on March 19, 2007.
The song was the official theme song for the World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view, WrestleMania 23. In an interview with WWE.com, frontman Josey Scott stated that the song was written with the event in mind for WWE, saying "That's what we wrote it for. We wrote it for our friends at WWE,". It was also used on the NFL Network during coverage of Super Bowl XLI and the BBC HD channel's Christmas 2008 promotional advertisement, which showcased some of the movies and TV shows the channel was showing during the Christmas period. It was also used the theme for the 2007 annual AST Dew Tour, Universe of Entertainment commercials for the Sony PlayStation 3 and the television spots for Star Trek.
NHRA has also used the song for their Drag Racing since 2007. The song has also appeared in the 2008 film Jumper. It was the song featured in the Calgary Flames opening video in 2008-09 NHL season, as well as for the first NHL Winter classic in 2008 in Buffalo, New York. The song was also used as the theme song for the 2008 Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The song is used as the background music to the intro video for the Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey 2010 season during home games. The syndicated radio program The Rick and Bubba Radio Show also has been known to use the song as a bumper after the commercial break. The song was used during the landing of the C-130 plane "Fat Albert" at the naval air base in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, during the N'Awlins air show of May 2011.
Charts and certifications
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||25|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||2|
|US Pop 100 (Billboard)||96|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Medalis, Kara A.; Dee, Louis (January 17, 2007). "Saliva returns with WM23 theme song". WWE. Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved August 23, 2007.
- "Saliva Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- "Saliva Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- "Blood Stained Love Story - Saliva - Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- "American single certifications – Saliva – Ladies and Gentlemen". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
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