The Ballad of Chasey Lain
|"The Ballad of Chasey Lain"|
|Single by The Bloodhound Gang|
|from the album Hooray for Boobies|
|Released||February 14, 2000|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, comedy rock, pop punk|
|Label||Jimmy Franks Recording Company
|The Bloodhound Gang singles chronology|
The song's melody is taken from "Sea of Sin" by Jimmy Pop's favorite band, Depeche Mode.
The song is presented as a series of letters to the porn star Chasey Lain from a fan, requesting that he be allowed to perform anilingus on Lain. Over the course of the story, the fan is revealed to be obsessive, and the lyrics get progressively angrier, in mockery of the stance taken by the overzealous fan archetype once the affection is perceived as being ignored.
The song was written after Jimmy Pop had seen Lain in a clothing ad. When questioned if the infatuation was real, he commented "No" and bandmates revealed they felt "she was nuts" after meeting her.
The music video features the band performing the song on stage, and the director and the film crew are all naked women. Throughout the course of the video, the band is apparently becoming distracted by the naked women, and Jared Hasselhoff even walks and falls off the stage while distracted. At the end of the video, it is revealed that the band members were being distracted by an obese man eating food in a sloppy and disgusting manner.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||11|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||3|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||15|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||12|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||71|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||23|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||15|
- "Australian-charts.com – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Austriancharts.at – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Ultratop.be – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
- "Bloodhound Gang: The Ballad of Chasey Lain" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
- "Musicline.de – Bloodhound Gang Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". Singles Top 100.
- "Swisscharts.com – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". Swiss Singles Chart.
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