Stupify

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"Stupify"
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Single by Disturbed
from the album The Sickness
ReleasedApril 12, 2000
Format
RecordedNovember–December 1999
GenreNu metal
Length
  • 4:34 (album version)
  • 4:07 (single version)
LabelGiant
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Johnny K
Disturbed singles chronology
"Stupify"
(2000)
"Down with the Sickness"
(2000)

"Stupify" is a song by American heavy metal band Disturbed. The song was released on April 12, 2000 as a single from their debut album, The Sickness. It peaked at number-twelve on the United States Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number-ten on the United States Modern Rock Tracks chart.[1] The song was also used in an English adaptation of the Dragon Ball Z movie Lord Slug, in the trailer for the film Swimfan and remixed for the movie Little Nicky as "Stupify (Fu's Forbidden Little Nicky Remix)". Unlike a lot of other Disturbed songs, "Stupify" features mostly synthesizers throughout the song.

Meaning[edit]

The song is against racism and discrimination. The song is about a relationship Disturbed's vocalist David Draiman was in with a Latina girl. He said her family didn't approve of him because of his different ethnicity.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for the song features the band performing the song in a rusted cellar-like room, intercut with footage of a young boy sitting in the same room. As the song progresses, the boy is revealed to be haunted by ghost-like images. David Draiman said that the boy represents his inner child and also said, "This inner child has been damaged in such a way that the world he sees around him is dark and frightening and marred by life experience. It's haunted by specters and ghosts from the past."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Version one[edit]

  1. "Stupify" – 4:34
  2. "Stupify" (live) – 4:34
  3. "The Game" (live) – 3:47
  4. "Stupify" (restrained edit) – 5:08

Version two[edit]

  1. "Stupify" – 4:34
  2. "The Game" (live restrained) – 3:47
  3. "Voices" (live restrained) – 3:11
  4. "Down with the Sickness" – 4:38

European version[edit]

  1. "Stupify" (restrained) – 4:05
  2. "Stupify" (album version) – 4:05

US promo[edit]

  1. "Stupify" (the forbidden "fu" mix) – 5:08

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 Mainstream Rock Tracks 12[1]
Modern Rock Tracks 10[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Allmusic Single Charts". Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  2. ^ a b Pesselnick, Jill (October 14, 2000). "THE MODERN AGE". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 112 (42): 99. ISSN 0006-2510.

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