Overcome (Creed song)

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"Overcome"
Overcome Album Art.jpg
Single by Creed
from the album Full Circle
Released August 25, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded Nashville June/July 2009
Length 3:47
Label Wind-up
Writer(s) Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Creed singles chronology
"Weathered"
(2002)
"Overcome"
(2009)
"Rain"
(2009)

"Overcome" is a song written and performed by Creed. At the time of its release, it was their first single in seven years, and also the first from their 2009 reunion album, Full Circle. To date, it's[clarification needed] their 11th song to reach the top 5 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. [1] The single was released digitally on August 25, 2009.[citation needed]

The radio world premiere of the full song took place August 18, 2009 at 5:13pm PDT on Alternative Rock Station KCXX in San Bernardino, California.[citation needed]

"Overcome" was written in reference to an event where rapper T.I. had saved Creed lead singer Scott Stapp from committing suicide.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Since the song's release on radio, "Overcome" has received positive reviews from radio disc jockeys and fans. It is notable for being one of Creed's much heavier singles. On the day it was digitally released, it reached number 3 on the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs. It has since reached number 2. It also debuted at #18 at Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and has since reached #4 on the list, and #73 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot at their August 18 concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts and premiered on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 on Yahoo Music, one day earlier than expected. It is only the second non-conceptual Creed video (the first being "Higher") and contains not only live footage but also candid shots of the band backstage.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[3] 47
Billboard Hot 100 73[4]
Billboard Rock Songs 8[5]
Billboard Alternative Songs 22[5]
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 4

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