Lesson Learned

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"Lesson Learned"
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Single by Alice in Chains
from the album Black Gives Way to Blue
Released June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
Format Digital download
Recorded October 23, 2008[1] – March 18, 2009[2] at Studio 606 in Northridge, California
Genre Alternative metal, doom metal, heavy metal
Length 4:17
Label Virgin/EMI
Songwriter(s) Jerry Cantrell
Producer(s) Nick Raskulinecz
Alice in Chains singles chronology
"Your Decision"
"Lesson Learned"
"Your Decision"
"Lesson Learned"
Black Gives Way to Blue track listing
"Acid Bubble"
(Track 7)
"Lesson Learned"
(Track 8)
"Take Her Out"
(Track 9)

"Lesson Learned" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains, featured on their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue (2009). It was released as the third and final single from the album on June 22, 2010.[3] The song reached No. 4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks,[4] and No. 10 on Hot Rock Songs.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Lesson Learned" was released on September 22, 2010 on Yahoo Music beta. It is also featured on Alice in Chains new YouTube channel. The video was conceived and directed by Paul Matthaeus, known for his groundbreaking main titles on the award-winning series Dexter, True Blood, and Six Feet Under; the video is composed of over 6,000 still pictures stitched together to create a visually stunning stop-frame animated clip.[6] The video also is available in Explicit and Edited versions.


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Polish Singles Chart[7] 2
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 10
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[9] 4
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 25


  1. ^ "Alice in Chains Working With Rush/Foo Fighters Producer". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-10-23. Archived from the original on 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Alice In Chains Set To Release First Album In 14 Years". Ultimate-Guitar.com. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ Alice In Chains – Lesson Learned
  4. ^ "Alice in Chains - Chart History - Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Alice in Chains - Chart History - Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ "ALICE IN CHAINS: 'Lesson Learned' Video Released". Blabbermouth. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  8. ^ "Alice in Chains Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Alice in Chains Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Alice in Chains Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2016.

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