Take a Load Off

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See also: Take a Load Off Your Feet (Beach Boys) and The Weight (Robbie Robertson) with the chorus "Take a load off Annie ..."
"Take a Load Off"
Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album Stone Temple Pilots
Released June 2010
Format CD single
Digital download
Recorded 2009
Length 3:11
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Dean DeLeo (music),
Scott Weiland (lyrics)
Producer(s) Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo
Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology
"Between the Lines"
"Take a Load Off"
Stone Temple Pilots track listing
"Between the Lines"
(Track 1)
"Take a Load Off"
(Track 2)
"Huckleberry Crumble"
(Track 3)
Music sample
Music video
"Take A Load Off" on YouTube

"Take a Load Off" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. "Take a Load Off" is the second track off the band's sixth studio album, Stone Temple Pilots, released in 2010. The song was the album's second single, after the #1 hit "Between the Lines". A music video for "Take a Load Off" was released on September 8, 2010.[1] The song was used in Shift 2: Unleashed.


"Take a Load Off" was composed by guitarist Dean DeLeo. In writing this song, singer Scott Weiland listened to and studied poetical lyricists to learn how to free his writing from his autobiographical and "self-obsessed" nature. "There's an art to telling a story, and it can mean anything, or it can mean nothing."[2]


Chart (2010) Peak
Billboard Alternative Songs 24[3]
Billboard Rock Songs 24[3]
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 23


  1. ^ "STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Take A Load Off' Video Released". BlabberMouth. 
  2. ^ Stone Temple Pilots (band); Ted Stryker (interviewer) (May 17, 2010). World Premiere & Interview: Stone Temple Pilots "Huckleberry Crumble" (Streaming video). Los Angeles, California: KROQ. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Stone Temple Pilots - Take a Load Off". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011.

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