- Slither (song)
Name = Slither
from Album = Contraband
B-side = "
June 8, 2004
Format = Vinyl
Recorded = August - December 2003
Los Angeles, California
Length = 4:08
Dave Kushner Duff McKagan Matt Sorum
Certification = Gold
Chart position = * #35 (U.K. Singles)
* #56 (U.S. Hot 100)
Last single = "Set Me Free"
This single = "Slither"
Next single = "Fall to Pieces"
"Slither" is the second single by
Velvet Revolverfrom their debut album "Contraband". The single was released in 2004.
The song reached #1 on the "Billboard"
Mainstream Rock Trackschart, and stayed there for 9 weeks. It also became their sole #1 hit on the Modern Rock Trackschart, 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 Weilandhas 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
"Weird Al" Yankovicsampled a part of "Slither" for his song " Polkarama" on the album " Straight Outta Lynwood".
*In 2007, the song was used in a
Victoria's Secretadvertising 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 360and Playstation 3.
# "Slither" – 4:08
# "Money" (
Pink FloydCover) - 5:43
# "Set Me Free" [Live] - 7:11
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vewm5l-i-yw| Music video]
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