What If (Creed song)

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"What If"
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Single by Creed
from the album Human Clay and Scream 3
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2000
FormatCD
RecordedLate 1998–early 1999
GenreAlternative metal
Length5:18
LabelWind-up
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)John Kurzweg
Creed singles chronology
"Higher"
(1999)
"What If"
(2000)
"With Arms Wide Open"
(2000)

"What If" is a song by Creed, released as the second single from their 1999 album Human Clay.

In the song, Scott Stapp sings about hatred and those who oppress others. According to guitarist Mark Tremonti, the intro was inspired by the 1966 song "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones.[citation needed]

The song was used in the film Scream 3 in 2000, for which Creed helped to produce the soundtrack. The music video portrayed Creed band members being "killed" by the Ghostface character from the Scream films. The video features actor David Arquette.

The song was performed by Chris Daughtry on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006.

Stapp sings the title of the song 53 times in total.

Along with "Bullets", it is one of Creed's heaviest songs, and one of their few metal songs.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 2
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 15

References[edit]

  • "Songfacts "What If" entry".

External links[edit]