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“Fell on Black Days”
Single by Soundgarden
from the album Superunknown
Released 1994
Format CD single, Vinyl
Recorded July 1993 – September 1993 at Bad Animals Studio, Seattle, Washington
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Length 4:42
Label A&M
Writer(s) Chris Cornell
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Soundgarden
Soundgarden singles chronology
"My Wave"
(1994)
"Fell on Black Days"
(1994)
"Pretty Noose"
(1996)
Superunknown track listing
"My Wave"
(Track 2)
"Fell on Black Days"
(Track 3)
"Mailman"
(Track 4)
A-Sides track listing
"Black Hole Sun"
(Track 11)
"Fell on Black Days"
(Track 12)
"Pretty Noose"
(Track 13)

"Fell on Black Days" is a song by Seattle band Soundgarden. The song was written by frontman Chris Cornell. It appears as the third track on their 1994 album Superunknown. It was released as a single in a large number of different versions, each with different B-sides. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It would later appear on the band's greatest hits album A-Sides. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Superunknown is the fourth album by the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... Bad Animals is a music and media recording studio on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. ... Seattle redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Grunge redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the rock bands Soundgarden (1984-1997) and Audioslave (2001-2007). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Michael Beinhorn is an American musician and record producer. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Pretty Noose is a song by the Seattle band Soundgarden. ... Superunknown is the fourth album by the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A-Sides is a best-of album by Soundgarden with songs spanning their 10 year career. ... Black Hole Sun is a song by 1990s grunge band Soundgarden. ... Pretty Noose is a song by the Seattle band Soundgarden. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the rock bands Soundgarden (1984-1997) and Audioslave (2001-2007). ... Superunknown is the fourth album by the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... A-Sides is a best-of album by Soundgarden with songs spanning their 10 year career. ...


After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Clear Channel included the song on its list of possibly inappropriate songs. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... This is a list of songs purportedly deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ...


In 2005, when Audioslave toured with Seether, Chris Cornell sang "Fell on Black Days" with Shaun Morgan, Seether's lead vocalist.

Contents

Music video

In the music video, the band was filmed performing the song in-studio, with Brendan O'Brien producing the recording. The video was directed by Jake Scott. It is available on the CD-ROM Alive in the Superunknown. Brendan OBrien is a record producer, engineer and mixer who has worked with many artists, including Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Our Lady Peace, Aerosmith, The Wallflowers, Matthew Sweet, Limp Bizkit, Velvet Revolver, Lifehouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, KoЯn, Follow For Now, Trey Anastasio... Jake Scott is a director of music videos. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Songs from the Superunknown is an EP album by the grunge band Soundgarden. ...


Cover versions

In 2006 Classic Case did a cover of "Fell on Black Days" on their Black Unicorn Split EP with "He is Legend". // Classic Case is an American rock/emocore band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina formed in 2002. ...


Formats and track listing

Radio Promo CD

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (radio edit) (Chris Cornell)

Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the rock bands Soundgarden (1984-1997) and Audioslave (2001-2007). ...

Alternate Mix Promo CD

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (alternate mix) (Cornell)
  2. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42

UK CD #1

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Kyle Petty, Son of Richard" (Cornell, Kim Thayil)
  3. "Fell on Black Days" (video version) (Cornell) – 5:26

Kim Thayil (born September 4, 1960 in Seattle, Washington) is best known as the guitarist for Seattle-based grunge band Soundgarden, which he founded with Chris Cornell and Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. ...

UK CD #2

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Girl U Want" (Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh) – 3:29
  3. "Fell on Black Days" (demo) (Cornell)

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European CD #1

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Motorcycle Loop" (short version) (Thayil)
  3. "Girl U Want" (Casale, Mothersbaugh) – 3:29
  4. "Fell on Black Days" (demo) (Cornell)

European CD #2

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Kyle Petty, Son of Richard" (Cornell, Thayil)
  3. "Birth Ritual" (Cornell, Matt Cameron, Thayil)
  4. "Fell on Black Days" (live) (Cornell)

Matt Cameron (born Matthew D. Cameron, November 28, 1962, in San Diego, California) is an American musician renowned for being the drummer, back-up vocalist and occasional songwriter in the grunge rock bands Soundgarden (1986-1997) and Pearl Jam (1998-present). ...

European CD #3

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "My Wave" (live) (Cornell, Thayil)

This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

UK/European Picture 7"

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Motorcycle Loop" (Thayil)
  3. "Kyle Petty, Son of Richard" (Cornell, Thayil)

Australian CD #1

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Kyle Petty, Son of Richard" (Cornell, Thayil)
  3. "Fell on Black Days" (demo) (Cornell)
  4. "Motorcycle Loop" (short version) (Thayil)
  5. "Fell on Black Days" (live) (Cornell)

Australian CD #2

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "Kyle Petty, Son of Richard" (Cornell, Thayil)

Jukebox 7"

  1. "Fell on Black Days" (Cornell) – 4:42
  2. "My Wave" (Cornell, Thayil) – 5:12

This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1994 UK Singles Chart 24
US Billboard Hot 100 (Airplay) 54
US Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
US Modern Rock Tracks 13
1995 Irish Singles Chart 14
“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The Irish Singles Chart is the Irish music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by Chart-Track. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the rock bands Soundgarden (1984-1997) and Audioslave (2001-2007). ... Kim Thayil (born September 4, 1960 in Seattle, Washington) is best known as the guitarist for Seattle-based grunge band Soundgarden, which he founded with Chris Cornell and Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. ... Matt Cameron (born Matthew D. Cameron, November 28, 1962, in San Diego, California) is an American musician renowned for being the drummer, back-up vocalist and occasional songwriter in the grunge rock bands Soundgarden (1986-1997) and Pearl Jam (1998-present). ... Ben Shepherd (born Hunter Benedict Shepherd) (September 20, 1968) is an American musician renowned for playing bass in the band Soundgarden from 1990 until the bands 1997 break-up. ... Scott Sundquist was the original drummer for Soundgarden. ... Hiro Yamamoto (born July 24, 2007 [1]) hiro yamamoto aoki is the best math teacher in the world and we learn alot famous words: ahhhhhhhh thank you, sit downnnnnnnn, stand up nooowwww! and gerry sit down , do some work! ty from blue ***** oil ... Jason Everman (b. ... Ultramega OK, released in 1988,(see 1988 in music) was the debut album by Soundgarden. ... Louder Than Love is the second album by the band Soundgarden. ... Badmotorfinger is the third album by the band Soundgarden. ... Superunknown is the fourth album by the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. ... Down on the Upside is the final studio album by Soundgarden, released on May 21, 1996. ... Screaming Life is the debut EP by the grunge band Soundgarden, released in October 1987 on Sub Pop. ... Fopp is an EP, released by the band Soundgarden in 1988. ... Loudest Love is a 1990 EP by Soundgarden. ... Badmotorfinger is the third album by the band Soundgarden. ... Songs from the Superunknown is an EP album by the grunge band Soundgarden. ... Screaming Life/Fopp is a compilation of the first two Soundgarden EPs: Screaming Life (1987) and Fopp (1988). ... A-Sides is a best-of album by Soundgarden with songs spanning their 10 year career. ... Louder than Live is a video compilation of the concert Live at the Whiskey by Soundgarden and was released in 1990 by A&M Records. ... Hunted Down was the first song on Soundgardens first EP, Screaming Life. ... Loud Love was the quasi-title track from the album, Louder Than Love. ... Hands All Over was the third song on Soundgarden third album, Louder Than Love. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Soundgarden singles | Soundgarden songs | 1990 singles ... Jesus Christ Pose is a song by Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Rusty Cage was the first song from Soundgardens 1991 album, Badmotorfinger. Other songs on the album include Holy Water, Jesus Christ Pose, and Outshined. Categories: Stub | Soundgarden songs ... For the subject of the song, see Artis the Spoonman. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Black Hole Sun is a song by 1990s grunge band Soundgarden. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Pretty Noose is a song by the Seattle band Soundgarden. ... Burden in My Hand, a Chris Cornell composition, was the A side of a CD single released by Soundgarden in 1996. ... Soundgarden released Blow Up the Outside World as a single in the fall of 1996, the third single from Down on the Upside (after Burden in My Hand). ... Ty Cobb, the fifth track on Soundgardens final album, Down on the Upside, was written by Chris Cornell, lyrics, and Ben Shepherd, music. ... Bleed Together is the last single realeased by Soundgarden and was touted as the single from Soundgardens post-breakup A-Sides and was often said to be the only unreleased song to appear on the greatest hits album. ... Discography of the famous grunge band Soundgarden. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Skin Yard was a grunge band from Seattle, Washington, who were active from 1985 to 1992. ... Temple of the Dog is the only album from the grunge supergroup of the same name. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Alice Mudgarden was the band given jacket credit for the song Right Turn on the 1992 Alice in Chains EP Sap. ... Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... Hater was an American rock band from the 1990s, a side project mostly under the direction of Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd. ... Wellwater Conspiracy is a music band featuring Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, and John McBain. ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ...

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