Us and Them (Shinedown album)

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Us and Them
Shinedown us and them.jpg
Cover Art by James Jean
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 2005
ProducerTony Battaglia
Shinedown chronology
Leave a Whisper
Us and Them
The Sound of Madness
Singles from Us and Them
  1. "Save Me"
    Released: August 16, 2005
  2. "I Dare You"
    Released: February 2006
  3. "Heroes"
    Released: August 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]

Us and Them is the second studio album by American rock band Shinedown, released on October 4, 2005. Recorded in Jacksonville, Florida and Sanford, Florida, the album had three singles, two of which, "Save Me" and "I Dare You," were used as themes for WWE pay-per-view events No Mercy 2005 and WrestleMania 22 respectively. Us and Them has been certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States.[4] Us and Them is the last album to feature guitarist Jasin Todd and bassist Brad Stewart.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Brent Smith except where noted.

1."The Dream"Smith0:59
2."Heroes"Tony Battaglia, Smith, Jasin Todd3:24
3."Save Me"Battaglia, Smith3:33
4."I Dare You"Battaglia, Smith, Brad Stewart3:54
5."Yer Majesty"Battaglia, Smith, Barry Kerch, Todd, Stewart3:01
6."Beyond the Sun"Battaglia, Smill, Christopher Gill4:13
7."Trade Yourself In"Battaglia, Smith, Stewart3:32
8."Lady So Divine"Battaglia, Smith, Stewart, Todd7:09
9."Shed Some Light"Smith3:41
10."Begin Again"Battaglia, Smith, Todd3:49
11."Atmosphere"Battaglia, Smith, Todd, Stewart4:16
12."Fake"John Shanks, Smith4:04
13."Some Day"Battaglia, Smith3:14
Total length:48:49

Additional songs[edit]

This song was featured on a separate CD that was sold bundled with the album at Best Buy for a limited time following the album's release.

1."Carried Away"3:14

This song was an exclusive download that could only be accessed with a code found exclusively in versions of the CD sold at Wal-Mart.


These songs were exclusive to the 2LP vinyl release on Atlantic Records

14."Save Me (Acoustic)" 
15."I Dare You (Acoustic)" 
16."Some Day (Acoustic)" 

Additionally, an unreleased duet version of "Shed Some Light" featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm has surfaced online but has never been officially released.


Additional personnel
  • Paul Fleury – cello
  • Juan Perez – maracas
  • Olivia Battaglia – spoken word vocals on "The Dream"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart positions US sales RIAA
23 500,000+ Gold 800,000+
Year Song US
US Alt.
US Main.[citation needed]
2005 "Save Me" 72 2 1 (12)
2006 "I Dare You" 88 8 2
"Heroes" 28 4


  1. ^ a b c "Shinedown Us and Them".
  2. ^ "Shinedown Us and Them".
  3. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Us and Them at AllMusic. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "RIAA search results". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24.
  5. ^ "Us and Them - Shinedown". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Shinedown Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Shinedown Alternative Songs Chart History". Billboard.