Whatever (Godsmack song)

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Single by Godsmack
from the album Godsmack
Released August 25, 1998
Genre Nu metal
Length 3:26
Label Republic/Universal
Writer(s) Sully Erna, Tony Rambola
Godsmack singles chronology
"Keep Away"

"Whatever" is the first single by the American rock band Godsmack. Featured on the band's self-titled album, "Whatever" is one of Godsmack's most famous songs.

The song first appeared on a promotional bonus CD that came with some copies of All Wound Up.

"Whatever" was the longest-running song on the US Active Rock Top 10 chart, remaining there for 33 weeks. Godsmack received much exposure when a disc jockey at WAAF, a radio station in Massachusetts, started playing this song on his show.

Song meaning[edit]

Lead singer Sully Erna and guitarist Tony Rambola wrote the song. Rambola said:

"That's Sully's answer to his girlfriend when we were going through the whole struggle between rehearsing five nights a week, playing on the weekends and trying to keep a relationship going at the same time. We were really starting to take off, and it's hard to go through a relationship with a girl and have a band take all your time, plus we worked regular jobs, so there was probably 10 minutes of the day for them."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Singles U.S. Billboard

Year Chart Position
1998 Mainstream Rock 7
Modern Rock Tracks 19
Bubbling Under Hot 100 16


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