Take a Look Around (song)

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"Take a Look Around"
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Single by Limp Bizkit
from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and Mission: Impossible 2 (soundtrack)
ReleasedJuly 2000
FormatCD
Recorded2000
Genre
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Limp Bizkit singles chronology
"Break Stuff"
(2000)
"Take a Look Around"
(2000)
"My Generation"
(2000)

"Take a Look Around" is a song by the American rap rock band Limp Bizkit. It is the lead single and tenth track on their third album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and was released in July 2000. The song received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2001 but lost to Rage Against the Machine's "Guerrilla Radio". Previously in 2000 RATM lost to Bizkit in MTV Video Music Awards, which caused an incident featuring RATM bassist Tim Commerford climbing on the set.

The main riff of the song is derived from the original Mission: Impossible theme composed by Lalo Schifrin and appears on the soundtrack to the 2000 film Mission: Impossible 2. An instrumental version of "Take a Look Around" was released as a promo and later included as a B-side on some versions of the "Rollin'" single. The song became a European hit in mid-2000, reaching number one in Iceland and Portugal, number two in Finland and Spain, and number three in Italy and the United Kingdom. In addition to reaching the top 10 in several other European countries, it became a top-thirty hit in Australia and New Zealand.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song features the band working undercover at a coffee shop in order to retrieve a disc from a group of secret agents. But just as they are about to succeed, they are ordered to abort the mission, as the secret agents turn out to be decoys. The boys are soon kicked out, and the phone that Fred Durst uses at the beginning blows up right at the end. There are also scenes of the band performing in front of the coffee shop as well as brief shots from Mission: Impossible 2. At the beginning of the video, the song "Break Stuff" can be heard in the car that the band arrives in.

The video was rarely shown in the States. Fred Durst has stated that he dislikes the video – despite the fact that he directed it – and the band decided to release the video only in various markets outside the U.S., particularly Europe. It is not available on either the DVD of Mission: Impossible 2, or the band's DVD compilation Greatest Videoz.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD 1[1]

  1. "Take a Look Around"
  2. "Faith" (George Michael cover)
  3. "Break Stuff"

UK CD 2

  1. "Take a Look Around"
  2. "N2 Gether Now" (live)
  3. "Nookie" (live)
  4. "N2 Gether Now" (video)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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