Loser (3 Doors Down song)

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"Loser"
3DoorsDown-Loser.jpg
Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album The Better Life
Released July 29, 2000
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre
Length
  • 4:21 (album version)
  • 3:48 (radio edit)
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
  • Brad Arnold
  • Matt Roberts
  • Todd Harrell
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"Kryptonite"
(2000)
"Loser"
(2000)
"Duck and Run"
(2001)

"Kryptonite"
(2000)
"Loser"
(2000)
"Duck and Run"
(2001)

"Loser" is a song by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in July 2000 as the second single from their debut album The Better Life. The power ballad spent 21 weeks at the number-one position on the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock chart, an all-time record for the chart.[1]

Background[edit]

Lead singer Brad Arnold wrote the song about a childhood friend who became addicted to cocaine.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 68
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 9
Canadian RPM Rock Chart 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 78
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 67
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 37
US Billboard Hot 100 55
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
US Billboard Adult Top 40 36

Track listing[edit]

  • UK version
  1. "Loser" (Radio edit) – 3:48
  2. "Loser" (Album version) – 4:21
  • EU version
  1. "Loser" (Album version) – 4:21
  2. "Loser" (Acoustic, Radio Fritz, Berlin) – 3:59
  3. "Loser" (Live version) – 5:38
  4. "Kryptonite" (Live Acoustic version) – 3:49
  • German version
  1. "Loser" (Top 40 Edit)
  2. "Loser" (Album version) – 4:21
  3. "Loser" (Live edit in Atlanta, 2000) – 5:27
  4. "Loser" (Acoustic, Radio Fritz, Berlin) – 3:59
  5. "Kryptonite" (Live Acoustic version)
  6. "Loser" (Video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 633.
  2. ^ Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – 3 Doors Down – Loser" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – 3 Doors Down Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 3 Doors Down – Loser" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – 3 Doors Down – Loser". Top 40 Singles.

External links[edit]