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
Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It) Disc 2.jpg
Part two cover

"My Own Summer (Shove It)" is a song by American alternative metal band Deftones, released in 1997 by Maverick Records as the first single from their second album Around the Fur.[1] It was Deftones' first charting single, reaching number 29 in the UK Singles Chart. The song also features backing vocals from bassist Chi Cheng, in the chorus.[2] The song has been described as a defining track of the nu metal[3][4][5][6] and alternative metal[7] genres.

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. The shots of the band are intercut with clips of Chino Moreno singing the lyrics inside of a diving helmet. At the end of the video, Moreno falls into the water and the video fades out.

The video was shot at Pyramid Lake, in Northern Los Angeles County, with additional footage of the sharks coming from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.[9]

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


In 2012, Loudwire ranked the song number seven on their list of the 10 greatest Deftones songs,[10] and in 2020, Kerrang ranked the song number one on their list of the 20 greatest Deftones songs.[11]

Appearances in other media[edit]

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

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Chino Moreno, except "My Own Summer (Shove It)" and "Lotion", by Chino Moreno and Deftones.; all music is composed by 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.[12][13]

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.[14][15]


Charts (1998) Peak
Scotland (OCC)[16] 33
UK Singles (OCC)[17] 29


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


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  6. ^ Hill, Stephen (July 4, 2017). "The Top 40 nu-metal songs of all time". Metal Hammer. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Terich, Jeff; Blyweiss, Adam (October 3, 2012). "10 Essential Alternative Metal Singles". Treblezine. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. ^ B-Sides & Rarities liner notes.
  9. ^ "Deftones tell the Stories behind The Videos".
  10. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (September 4, 2012). "10 Best Deftones Songs". Loudwire. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  11. ^ Law, Sam (June 26, 2020). "The 20 Greatest Deftones Songs – Ranked". Kerrang. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  12. ^ "My Own Summer (Shove It)" [Disc one] liner notes.
  13. ^ "My Own Summer (Shove It)" [Disc two] liner notes.
  14. ^ Walker, Richard (2010-07-02). "Rock Band 3 DLC Revealed - Already". Xbox360 Achievements. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  15. ^ Snider, Mike (2010-06-10). "Rock Band 3: What's New, What's Notable". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  18. ^ "British single certifications – Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove It)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 19, 2023.