The Mountain (song)

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"The Mountain"
Single by Three Days Grace
from the album Outsider
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2018 (2018-01-25)
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"Fallen Angel"
"The Mountain"
Music video
"The Mountain" on YouTube

"The Mountain" is the first single off Three Days Grace's sixth studio album Outsider. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in March 2018 and became Three Days Grace's 13th number one on the chart while tying the record with Van Halen. The song is featured in the NBA 2K19 soundtrack.[3]


In an interview with Digital Journal, bassist Brad Walst said "The Mountain" was originally written in September 2016 and about overcoming the daily difficulties in life.[4] Three Days Grace's drummer Neil Sanderson similarly told iHeartRadio that the song was about dealing with repetitive events that you have to complete and left without a choice.[5]

The song was written by Neil Sanderson, Gavin Brown, Barry Stock, Brad Walst, Matt Walst and Johnny Andrews.[6]


While talking with Detroit radio station WRIF, lead singer Matt Walst said he sang his highest ever during his musical career on "The Mountain". On the song's final chorus, Walst believed his voice reached a high D.[7]


"The Mountain" was released as the first single off Outsider on January 25, 2018 with an accompanying music video. In the music video, the band is singing in an Ultimate Fighting Championship ring with a guest appearance by Misha Cirkunov. The music video was directed by Sean Cartwright.[8]


Digital Journal said "The Mountain" had "infectious riffs and strong hooks" alongside relevant and hopeful lyrics.[9]

The band won the Rock Songwriters of the Year award for "The Mountain" on the 30th anniversary of the SOCAN Awards.[10] The song also won the "No. 1 Song of the Year" award by SOCAN.[11]


Chart performance[edit]

In March 2018, "The Mountain" peaked at number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and became the 13th number-one song for Three Days Grace on the Billboard chart. With "The Mountain", Three Days Grace tied the record with Van Halen for the most number one songs on the Mainstream Rock chart.[12]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Gold 40,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


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  2. ^ "The 40 Best Hard Rock Songs of 2018". Loudwire. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Christopher Groux (August 15, 2018). "NBA 2K19 Soundtrack Released on Spotify With Tracklist Mixed By Travis Scott". Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Papadatos, Markos (February 21, 2018). "Three Days Grace shares details on new rock album 'Outsider'". Digital Journal. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Mastrogianni, Nicole (January 25, 2018). "Three Days Grace Debuts New Single "The Mountain" from New Album 'Outsider'". iHeartRadio. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "'The Mountain' @ BMI". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Radio Chatter with Matt Walst from Three Days Grace". WRIF. January 25, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Childers, Chad (January 25, 2018). "Three Days Grace Announce 'Outsider' Album, Reveal 'The Mountain' Video". Loudwire. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Papadatos, Markos (February 20, 2018). "Review: Three Days Grace empowering on new rock single 'The Mountain'". Digital Journal. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "30th Anniversary SOCAN Awards Chad Kroeger And Three Days Grace | Yaletown Financial Management Inc". Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "About 220 Members, Industry Reps, Enjoy Socan Vancouver Family & Friends Bash". Socan. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  12. ^ "THREE DAYS GRACE Makes BILLBOARD Rock Songs Chart History". Blabbermouth. March 29, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Three Days Grace Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "Three Days Grace: CZ - Radio - Top 20 Modern Rock". Retrieved August 20, 2022.
  15. ^ "Three Days Grace Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Three Days Grace Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  18. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Three Days Grace – The Mountain". Music Canada. Retrieved November 5, 2019.