The Ballad of Chasey Lain

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"The Ballad of Chasey Lain"
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Single by The Bloodhound Gang
from the album Hooray for Boobies
ReleasedFebruary 14, 2000
Format
Recorded1999
Genre
Length2:21
Label
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Pop
Producer(s)Jimmy Pop
The Bloodhound Gang singles chronology
"The Bad Touch"
(1999)
"The Ballad of Chasey Lain"
(2000)
"Mope"
(2000)

"The Ballad of Chasey Lain" is a song by American alternative rock band The Bloodhound Gang. It was released in February 2000 as the third single from their 1999 album Hooray for Boobies.

Content[edit]

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 she allow him to perform anilingus on her. Over the course of the story, he 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 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.[1]

The song has been frequently used as bumper music for the radio station, KRBE

Music video[edit]

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 distracted by an obese man eating food in a sloppy and disgusting manner.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 68
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 11
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 71
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 23
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/content/articles/2005/11/15/bloodhound_gang_interview_feature.shtml
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "Bloodhound Gang: The Ballad of Chasey Lain" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". Singles Top 100.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad of Chasey Lain". Swiss Singles Chart.

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