Misery (Soul Asylum song)

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"Misery"
Single by Soul Asylum
from the album Let Your Dim Light Shine
Released 1995
Format Cassette, CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Length 4:24
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Dave Pirner
Producer(s) Butch Vig & Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum singles chronology
"Summer of Drugs"
(1994)
"Misery"
(1995)
"Just Like Anyone"
(1995)

"Misery" is a 1995 song performed by the Minneapolis rock band Soul Asylum. Although Let Your Dim Light Shine critically suffered in comparison to its predecessor, Grave Dancers Union, the single, "Misery", reached number 20 on The Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US. The song featured prominently in Kevin Smith's 2006 movie Clerks II. It was also parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic as "Syndicated Inc." on his album Bad Hair Day.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Misery" - 4:24
  2. "Hope" - 2:05

Limited Edition Track listing[edit]

  1. "Misery" - 4:24
  2. "Hope" - 2:05
  3. "Fearless Leader"
  4. "You'll Live for Now"
  5. "Summer of Drugs" (Victoria Williams)

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Misery" features footage of the band performing onstage intercut with film of what appears to be the making of the "Misery" CD single itself.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 3
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 1
US Billboard Hot 100 20
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[1] 16
Canadian RPM Alternative 30[2] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 99

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