Slither (song)


Slither (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Slither


Artist = Velvet Revolver
from Album = Contraband
B-side = "Negative Creep"
"Bodies"
Released = June 8, 2004
Format = Vinyl
Recorded = August - December 2003
Los Angeles, California
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 4:08
Label = RCA Records
Writer = Scott Weiland
Slash
Dave Kushner
Duff McKagan
Matt Sorum
Producer = Josh Abraham
Certification = Gold
Chart position = * #35 (U.K. Singles)
* #56 (U.S. Hot 100)
Last single = "Set Me Free"
(2003)
This single = "Slither"
(2004)
Next single = "Fall to Pieces"
(2004)

"Slither" is the second single by Velvet Revolver from their debut album "Contraband". The single was released in 2004.

Chart performance

The song reached #1 on the "Billboard" Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and stayed there for 9 weeks. It also became their sole #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, due to its somewhat heavier sound than some of their other material. "Slither" also charted at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Velvet Revolver's highest charting song and the highest charting song that Scott Weiland has appeared on.

uccess and awards

Most famous for its instantly recognizable opening bass riff and its unmistakable guitar riff, it is arguably the bands signature song, and is frequently the closer to their shows. It was awarded a Grammy in 2005 for Best Hard Rock Performance, an award Weiland had won with his previous band, Stone Temple Pilots, for the song "Plush" in 1994.

Other notable appearances

*In 2006 "Weird Al" Yankovic sampled a part of "Slither" for his song "Polkarama" on the album "Straight Outta Lynwood".
*In 2007, the song was used in a Victoria's Secret advertising campaign.
*The song appears in the commercial for "". The song isn't included with the game, but is available in a Velvet Revolver downloadable song pack for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Track listing

Version 1
# "Slither" – 4:08
# "Negative Creep" (Nirvana Cover) - 4:17
# "Bodies" (Sex Pistols Cover) [Live] - 3:19

Version 2
# "Slither" – 4:08
# "Money" (Pink Floyd Cover) - 5:43
# "Set Me Free" [Live] - 7:11

External links

* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vewm5l-i-yw| Music video]


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