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"Soul to Squeeze"
Soultosqueeze.jpg
Single by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Coneheads: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedAugust 17, 1993 (1993-08-17)
Length4:52
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Rick Rubin
Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology
"If You Have to Ask"
(1993)
"Soul to Squeeze"
(1993)
"Warped"
(1995)
Music video
"Soul To Squeeze" on YouTube

"Soul to Squeeze" is a song by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that was originally recorded during the production of their fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991).[1] Although it was not featured on the record[1] and was used as a B-side on the singles "Give It Away" and "Under the Bridge",[2] "Soul to Squeeze" was later released as a single in 1993.[3] The song was included in the Coneheads film soundtrack.[4] "Soul to Squeeze" was eventually re-released for the 2003 Greatest Hits album.[5] It can also be found on the band's Live Rare Remix Box and The Plasma Shaft.

"Soul to Squeeze" became a success when it peaked at number one on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The single also peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. In Australia, Canada, Iceland, and New Zealand, the song reached the top 10, and in Sweden, it became the band's first single to chart, peaking at number 13.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Soul to Squeeze" was directed by Kevin Kerslake and was shot in black and white.[6] The video is "set at a traveling circus with the band members playing various 'freaks' and makes several references to [Coneheads], including a cameo from Chris Farley".[4] John Frusciante does not appear in the video, as he had left the band more than a year before it was filmed.[7]

Track listings[edit]

CD version 1

  1. "Soul to Squeeze"
  2. "Nobody Weird Like Me" (Live)
  3. "Suck My Kiss" (Live)

CD version 2 (card cover)

  1. "Soul to Squeeze"
  2. "Nobody Weird Like Me" (Live)

CD version 3 (EP)

  1. "Soul to Squeeze"
  2. "Nobody Weird Like Me" (Live)
  3. "If You Have to Ask" (Friday Night Fever Blister Mix)
  4. "If You Have to Ask" (Disco Krisco Mix)
  5. "If You Have to Ask" (Scott And Garth Mix)
  6. "If You Have to Ask"
  7. "Give It Away" (Edit)

7-inch jukebox vinyl

  1. "Soul to Squeeze"
  2. "Nobody Weird Like Me" (Live)

Cassette single

  1. "Soul to Squeeze"
  2. "Nobody Weird Like Me" (Live)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States July 20, 1993 Warner Bros. [24]
European August 17, 1993 CD [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Epstein, Dan (September 23, 2016). "Chili Peppers' 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik': 10 Things You Didn't Know". Rolling Stone.
  2. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers go into hibernation mode". Music-News.com.
  3. ^ Rock, Philip Wilding2016-09-24T17:00:00 267Z Classic. "How Blood Sugar Sex Magik Was Almost The End Of The Red Hot Chili Peppers". Classic Rock Magazine.
  4. ^ a b Spanos, Brittany (June 22, 2016). "Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Videos". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits [LP] - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Release Info". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "The 12 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Videos". PopMatters. March 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "11. "Soul to Squeeze" / Coneheads Soundtrack / 1993 / Directed by Kevin Kerslake". PopMatters. March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2284." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hits of the World: Canada". Billboard. Vol. 105, no. 47. November 20, 1993. p. 52.
  11. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (16.–23. sept.)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). September 16, 1993. p. 20. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  12. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  16. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  17. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  18. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "Cash Box Top 100: October 30, 1993". Cashboxmagazine.com. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  20. ^ a b "1993 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  21. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  22. ^ "Árslistinn 1993". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). January 4, 1994. p. 16. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  23. ^ Lwin, Nanda. "Top 100 singles of the 1990s". Jam!. Archived from the original on August 29, 2000. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  24. ^ Rosen, Craig (July 31, 1993). "Soundtrack Race Getting Hotter". Billboard. Vol. 105, no. 31. p. 9. On July 20, album-rock and modern-rock outlets received the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Soul To Squeeze,'...