Spin (Lifehouse song)

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"Spin"
Lifehouse spin.jpg
Single by Lifehouse
from the album Stanley Climbfall
Released August 5, 2002
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:51 (Album Version)
4:09 (Rage-O Version)
Label Dreamworks
Writer(s) Jason Wade, Ron Aniello
Producer(s) Ron Aniello
Lifehouse singles chronology
"Breathing"
(2001)
"Spin"
(2002)
"Take Me Away"
(2003)

"Spin" is a song by American alternative rock band Lifehouse from their 2002 album, Stanley Climbfall. It was written by Jason Wade and produced by Ron Aniello. The song received positive reviews from music critics and peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Background[edit]

"Spin" is four minutes and 52 seconds long.[1] It was produced by Ron Aniello. Jason Wade, the band's vocalist, wrote the song when he was 16.[2]

Release[edit]

"Spin" was the first track on Lifehouse's album Stanley Climbfall, which was released on August 17, 2002.[1] It was also the first single from the album.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received positive critical reviews. Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer described it as "an anthemic tune with a strong hook and a big guitar sound."[4] Billboard's Chuck Taylor wrote that "'Spin' is a wonderfully constructed rock song with a number of different musical subsections, all of which showcase the potent pipes and song-writing skills of lead singer/guitarist Jason Wade ... Lifehouse has managed to drum up a keen balance between pure, guitar-fueled rock and hook-sodden, creatively executed pop – and this song deserves a lengthy stay on the playlists of both formats."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Spin" spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at #71.[5] The song also peaked at #13 on the Adult Top 40 chart, #34 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and #25 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[6]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was directed by Dave Meyers and was shot in Los Angeles in August 2002. It features scenes in various people's lives along with performances by the band.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 71
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 13
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 34
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stanley Climbfall - Lifehouse". allmusic.com. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon. "Lifehouse Give New Single, Video A 'Spin'". mtv.com. August 5, 2002. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Singles". Billboard. August 3, 2002. p. 18.
  4. ^ Stout, Gene. "Lifehouse frontman takes a learn-from-it-approach to life". seattlepi.com. December 19, 2002. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lifehouse - Chart history". billboard.com. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lifehouse Awards". allmusic.com. Retrieved October 16, 2013.

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