The Diary of Jane


The Diary of Jane
"The Diary of Jane"
Single by Breaking Benjamin
from the album Phobia
Released June 6, 2006 (promotional single)
July 25, 2006 (digital download)
Format Compact Disc, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Nu metal
Length 3:20
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fink, Mark Klepaski
Breaking Benjamin singles chronology
"Rain"
(2005)
"The Diary of Jane"
(2006)
"Breath"
(2007)
Alternative cover
iTunes Cover

"The Diary of Jane" is a song by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. It was released as the first single from their third album, Phobia. The song is one of their most notable and successful, it is the fastest added single ever in the history of Hollywood Records. It gained a massive amount of radio play throughout the United States and was added at the place of #1 under three rock charts. Additionally, it is the band's only single to chart the Billboard Pop 100.

Contents

Background

The single moved rapidly up the charts in its first week of official release. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #55 before reaching #50 and spending 15 weeks on chart.[1] It was the #1 most-added track at three formats: Rock, Modern Rock and Active Rock. This success propelled the song to #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #4 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. "The Diary of Jane", as of June 2006, could be heard on over 100 radio stations in America. "The Diary of Jane" was the fastest added single in Hollywood Records history, topping such artists as Queen. The success of the song led it to be featured in the video game NASCAR 07 [2] and as downloadable content for Rock Band and Rock Band 2.[3] The song was also featured in the 2007 dance film Step Up 2: The Streets.

Alternative versions

In total, the song has three different versions, the original version, the album version and the acoustic version, with the original being the only one that is not featured on Phobia. The original version was released with the single and was the track used for the video and radio airplay. It maintains almost no difference from the album version, with an exception of the ending fading out on a lower note along with other minor differences.

The album version is included on Phobia as the second track, it features the usual Breaking Benjamin sound of heavy percussion, lower-tuned guitars, and the powering vocals of Benjamin Burnley, as well as the use of death growl vocals during two vocal passages. It is initially a re-recording of the original.

The acoustic version is featured as a bonus track on the first pressing of Phobia. It features softer vocals by Burnley and harmonized softly by Sebastian Davin (of Dropping Daylight) as well as a shift of instruments: from drums, bass and guitar to piano (played by Davin). Orchestral string instruments such as a violin and cello are also used.

Video

The video for "The Diary of Jane", directed by Ryan Smith, made its world premiere on Yahoo! Music on June 21, 2006, after originally being scheduled for release on June 16. The video features a woman named Jane, played by Sarah Mather from Season 4 of American Idol. Jane wakes up suddenly in a bathtub, getting out and getting dressed. However, her vanity's mirror is gone, and only the frame remains. Jane runs around her house, with similar results wherever there should be a mirror. She eventually stumbles across a room where all the mirrors are, and she cannot see her reflection in any of them. The video ends with Benjamin Burnley (the band's frontman) placing a rose in a book atop her tombstone, explaining the story of the video: she fell asleep and drowned in the bathtub.

At the end of the video where Burnley closes the diary on Jane's tombstone, the last name was obscured. However, in the second episode of the band's podcast, the name can be clearly seen as "Bryan" during a shot of the tombstone. A Breaking Benjamin celtic knot can also be seen on the tombstone in a brief shot before he closes the diary.

Jane Bryan was a female filmstar in the 1930s and 1940s. She was in many films, including We Are Not Alone, which is also the title for Breaking Benjamin's second album.

Track listing

iTunes single[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Diary of Jane"   Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fink, Mark Klepaski 3:21

Personnel

Breaking Benjamin
Production
  • Produced by David Bendeth
  • Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Music video directed by Ryan Smith

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 46
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 4
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 4
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 34

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Diary of Jane — «The Diary of Jane» …   Википедия

  • The Diary of Jane — Single del grupo Estadounidense Breaking Benjamin, perteneciente al álbum Phobia. Lanzado el año 2006, alcanzó la posición 50 dentro de los top 100 del ranking billboard,[1] hasta ese momento, el mejor lugar alcanzado por la banda. Sin embargo,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jane — is a female given name. It is one of the many feminine forms of John. It is also a Catalan last name, spelled as Jané or Janè. For more information on the origin of the name, see Jane (given name).GeneralJane can be used to identify a generic… …   Wikipedia

  • The Living Theatre — is an American theatre company founded in 1947 and based in New York City. It is the oldest experimental theatre group still existing in the U.S. For most of its history it was led by its founders, actor Judith Malina and painter/poet Julian… …   Wikipedia

  • Jane Leade — (1624–1704) was a Christian mystic born in Norfolk, England. Her spiritual visions, recorded in a series of publications, were central in the founding and philosophy of the Philadelphian Society in London at the time.Early lifeJane Leade came… …   Wikipedia

  • The Jetsons — title card. Genre Animated science fiction Sitcom Format Animated comedy series …   Wikipedia

  • Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford — (c. 1505 ndash; February 13 1542) was an English noblewoman who lived in the reign of Henry VIII. She was a sister in law of Henry s second wife Anne Boleyn and lady in waiting to his fifth wife Catherine Howard, with whom she was executed. Early …   Wikipedia

  • Jane (comic strip) — Jane was a comic strip created and drawn by Norman Pett exclusively for the British tabloid The Daily Mirror from 5 December 1932 to 10 October 1959.Publication HistoryOriginally entitled Jane s Journal Or The Diary Of A Bright Young Thing , the… …   Wikipedia

  • Jane Austen in popular culture — The works of Jane Austen have been represented in popular culture in a variety of forms. Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works include Sense and Sensibility , Pride and Prejudice , Mansfield Park , Emma …   Wikipedia

  • The Young and the Restless minor characters — The following are characters from the American soap opera The Young and the Restless who are notable for their actions or relationships, but who do not warrant their own articles. Contents 1 Current Characters 1.1 Genevieve …   Wikipedia


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.