Price to Play

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"Price to Play"
Price To Play.jpg
Single by Staind
from the album
14 Shades of Grey
Released April 1, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 3:35
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April, Jon Wysocki
Producer(s) Josh Abraham
Staind singles chronology
"Price to Play"
"So Far Away"

"Price to Play" is a song by American alternative metal band Staind. It was the lead single from their fourth album, 14 Shades of Grey. "Price to Play" was released in advance and became a hit, charting high on both rock charts (number two on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number six on the Modern Rock Tracks) and peaking within the top 100 of the Billboard Hot 100 at number 66.[1] It was also the official theme song of WWE's Vengeance 2003 event.

While 14 Shades of Grey marks a lighter tone than previous Staind albums, "Price to Play" is trademark of Staind's heavier and more aggressive sound, with heavy guitars in the verses, soaring vocal harmonies, and melody/harmony guitars to complement the vocals.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Price to Play"
  2. "Let It Out"
  3. "Can't Believe" (Live Version from MTV Unplugged)