My Own Summer (Shove It)

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"My Own Summer (Shove It)"
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Single by Deftones
from the album Around the Fur
ReleasedDecember 22, 1997
RecordedApril–June 1997 at Studio Litho in Seattle, Washington
(WO32CDX) (Part one)
(WO32CD) (Part two)
Producer(s)Terry Date
Deftones singles chronology
"My Own Summer (Shove It)"
"Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)"
Alternative cover
Part two cover
Part two cover

"My Own Summer (Shove It)" is a single by American alternative metal band Deftones, their first to be taken from the album Around the Fur. It was released in 1997 by Maverick Records.[1] It was Deftones' first charting single, reaching number 29 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song has been described as alternative metal[3] and nu metal.[4][5][6][7]

Music video[edit]

The video for "My Own Summer (Shove It)", directed by Dean Karr,[8] begins with a clip of a cage falling into the sea, and blood seeping out of it into the surrounding waters. It then moves to footage of the band playing on a set of floating anti-shark cages. Eventually, a shark appears and is seen to be eating a piece of meat, presumably the contents of the cage. At the end of the video, frontman Chino Moreno falls into the water and the video fades out.

An interview with Moreno that takes place during the filming of the video was included on the DVD release of B-Sides & Rarities.

Appearances in other media[edit]

A version of the song was featured on the soundtrack of The Matrix.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Deftones. All lyrics by Chino Moreno, except "My Own Summer (Shove It)" and "Lotion", by Chino Moreno and Deftones.

Disc one
  1. "My Own Summer (Shove It)" – 3:35
  2. "Lotion (live)" – 3:54
  3. "Fireal — Swords (live)" – 6:23
  4. "Bored (live)" – 5:17
Disc two
  1. "My Own Summer (Shove It)" – 3:35
  2. "Root (live)" – 4:36
  3. "Nosebleed (live)" – 4:23
  4. "Lifter (live)" – 4:49

The live tracks on both CDs were recorded at the Melkweg in Amsterdam on October 13, 1997.[9][10]

The song was made available to download on October 26, 2010 for use in the Rock Band 3 music gaming platform in both Basic rhythm, and notably PRO mode which allows use of a real guitar or bass guitar, and MIDI-compatible electronic drum kits or keyboards in addition to three-part harmony or backup vocals.[11][12]


Charts (1998) Peak
Scotland (OCC)[13] 33
UK Singles (OCC)[14] 29


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  7. ^ Hill, Stephen (July 4, 2017). "The Top 40 nu-metal songs of all time". Metal Hammer. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  8. ^ B-Sides & Rarities liner notes.
  9. ^ "My Own Summer (Shove It)" [Disc one] liner notes.
  10. ^ "My Own Summer (Shove It)" [Disc two] liner notes.
  11. ^ Walker, Richard (2010-07-02). "Rock Band 3 DLC Revealed - Already". Xbox360 Achievements. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  12. ^ Snider, Mike (2010-06-10). "Rock Band 3: What's New, What's Notable". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2021.