Smashing Young Man

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"Smashing Young Man"
Single by Collective Soul
from the album Collective Soul
Released 1995
Recorded Late 1994
Miami, Florida
(Criteria Studios)
Genre Post-grunge
Length 3:45
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Ed Roland
Producer(s) Ed Roland
Matt Serletic
Collective Soul singles chronology
"Smashing Young Man"
"The World I Know"
"Smashing Young Man"
"The World I Know"
Music video
"Smashing Young Man" on YouTube

"Smashing Young Man" is a song by the American band Collective Soul. It is the third single from their second studio album Collective Soul. The song was written as an insult to Smashing Pumpkins lead singer, Billy Corgan, who accused Collective Soul of plagiarizing music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smashing Young Man" — 3:45
  2. "December" (Acoustic live track) — 3:25
  3. "Bleed" (Acoustic live track) — 4:02


Chart (1995) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[1] 19
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks[2] 8


  1. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 62, No. 14, November 06, 1995". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. ^ [1] Collective Soul - Awards : AllMusic

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