Take a Look Around (song)

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"Take a Look Around"
Single by Limp Bizkit
from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Mission: Impossible II
Released July 31, 2000
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Nu metal, rap metal
Label Interscope
Producer(s) Fred Durst, DJ Lethal
Limp Bizkit singles chronology
"Break Stuff"
"Take a Look Around"
"My Generation"

"Take a Look Around" is a song by the American nu metal band Limp Bizkit. It is the tenth track on their third album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and was released as the lead single from the album in July 2000. The song was released as two singles, "Take a Look Around: Part 1" and "Take a Look Around: Part 2". Both are differed in color and tracks ("Part 1" is silver and "Part 2" is gold).


The melody of the song is derived from the original Mission: Impossible theme by the Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Lalo Schifrin.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Take a Look Around (Theme From MI2) (Album Version)
  2. Break Stuff (Live @ Family Values Tour, Kansas City, 1999)

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 II. 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.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 28
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 2
France (SNEP)[6] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 11
Italy (FIMI)[9] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 29
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 7
Polish Singles Chart[13] 21
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 7
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 3
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 8
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 15


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