Scream (Chris Cornell song)

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Single by Chris Cornell
from the album Scream
Released September 9, 2008
Format CD, digital download
Genre Pop rock
Length 6:15 (Album Version)
3:57 (Video Mix)
Label Mosley/Interscope/Universal
Songwriter(s) Chris Cornell, Timothy Mosley, Jerome Harmon, Jim Beanz
Producer(s) Timbaland
Chris Cornell singles chronology
"Ground Zero"
"Part of Me"

"Ground Zero"
"Part of Me"
Timbaland singles chronology
"Long Gone"
(2008) Long Gone2008
(2008) Scream2008
"Morning After Dark"
(2009) Morning After Dark2009
Music video
"Scream" on YouTube

"Scream" is a song by American singer–songwriter Chris Cornell, from his third solo studio album, Scream. "Scream" is the first official single for the US (and fourth overall) and was released on September 22, 2008. Timbaland is featured in an interlude of the song, but is not credited as a featured artist.

Music video[edit]

A video was also shot for the album's title track, with director Alan Ferguson (Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes). Filmed in Orange, California, the clip reflects the feel of the album, he said.

"The idea Alan had for the video, which is pretty ingenious, is sort of capturing the two moods of the music," he said. "There's kind of two things going on. It's a record that's 111 beats per minute, which is fast. But the music and lyrics and the vocals are actually kind of slow and relaxed and flowing over this beat that's pretty uptempo and kind of chaotic and excited. The way Alan's shot the video, he's shooting both at the same time. My role in the video is performing the song in super-slow-motion, where I'm existing in this Zen-like world, singing these song lyrics and everything going on around me is super-fast, super-chaotic, and I'm just suspended in it. It's a filmic piece that has something to say about the song lyrics and the feel of the music. It's going to be very much a cinematic video.

The video premiered on Yahoo! Music on December 15.

Official remix[edit]

There is at least one official remix of "Scream" available, having been remixed by DJ Dean Coleman. The track hasn't been officially released in full however, save for a small section of it appearing on the Scream: The Mixtape release (an official digital-only mixtape put together by Cornell and DJ Skee[1]), a shortened Radio Edit streaming on Dean Coleman's MySpace,[2] and that same shortened version being applied to an official special version of the "Scream" music video.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canada Singles Top 100 79
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[4] 10

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Scream: The Mixtape Official Download
  2. ^ Dean Coleman's MySpace: "Scream (Dean Coleman Remix)" Radio Edit
  3. ^ Universal Records' YouTube: "Scream (Dean Coleman Remix" Official Music Video
  4. ^ "Chris Cornell Chart Search". Retrieved 2015-10-30.