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Encyclopedia > Lonely Day
"Lonely Day"
"Lonely Day" cover
Single by System of a Down
from the album Hypnotize
Released 2006
Format CD, Airplay
Recorded The Mansion
Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Akademie Mathematique of Philisophical Sound Research
Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:47
Label American/Columbia
CK
Writer Daron Malakian
Producer Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian
System of a Down singles chronology
"Hypnotize"
(2005)
"Lonely Day"
(2006)
"Kill Rock 'N Roll"
(2006)

Contents

Image File history File links Lonelyday_cover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. ... The Mansion is a mansion owned by famed music producer Rick Rubin in Los Angeles, built in 1918. ... Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California is a canyon neighborhood, like Topanga Canyon, so its very oriented to the main canyon street, Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music 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 songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... 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. ... Frederick Jay (Rick) Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Hypnotize is the lead single for System of a Downs latest album of the same title, which was released on November 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Kill Rock & Roll is the 3rd song on System Of A Downs fifth album, the 2005 release Hypnotize The song starts off soft with Daron Malakian playing an Electric guitar, then quickly goes into a fast chourus. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

Music

"Lonely Day" is the Grammy nominated second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by the band System of a Down. It was written by guitarist Daron Malakian, who also provides the track's lead vocals. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ...


It is a ballad with melancholy lyrics and features one of the most complex guitar solos of System of a Down's repertoire (it should be noted that the guitar work resembles that of The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun"). However, it has been criticized by music reviewers and some English learning sites such as Pitchfork Media [1] , and AntimoonForums [2]; for its lyrics, notably the fact that the song utilizes the double superlative "most loneliest." Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Guitar solos are a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ... The House of the Rising Sun is a United States folk song. ...


Daron said about "Lonely Day": "I write a lot of songs and some of 'em I never thought worked for System so I didn't take 'em to System, and that's one that I wasn't going to take into the band, [...] I kind of [regretted] it." Bassist Shavo Odadjian said: "Yeah, we had to kind of get it out of him. He brought it and we loved it so much that he was like, 'I really don't want it on the record,' but ... it's something that needs to be heard."[citation needed]. Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenian SSR as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band System of a Down and a member of the group Achozen. ...


The music video contains footage of the band in a tour coach and many of the things they drive past are on fire; the fire possibly represents loneliness. Another interpretation is that the fire represents scenes from Iraq with buildings on fire from bombings, and life going on as normal while destruction of the city is happening in the background. Another interpretation comes from the last line "It's the day that I'm glad I survived" which led some fans to believe the song is about either September 11th or the Armenian Genocide. There is also reference to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here album cover. At approximately 48 seconds there is a scene which can be seen as reflection on the glass. This reproduces album's cover art where two men, other one in fire, can be seen shaking hands. [3] The single and music video gained air play in Australia and was #37 on the Australian Recording Industry Association charts.[citation needed] September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). ... Armenian Genocide photo. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ...


The song ends the same way "Soldier Side - Intro", the first song on "Mezmerize" ends. This is because the next (and last) song on Hypnotize is "Soldier Side". Digipak cover Digipak cover of Mezmerize. ...


The music video for "Lonely Day" can be viewed on Yahoo! Music and the official website. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


The song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th annual Grammy Awards,[4] but lost to Wolfmother's single, 'Woman'.


The song is used in a trailer for the movie Disturbia and can also be heard in the movie itself. Disturbia is a 2007 thriller film from DreamWorks Pictures, starring Shia LaBeouf as a depressed teen placed under house arrest who witnesses a murder while spying on his suspicious neighbors. ...


An EP of Lonely Day was also released. Lonely Day is an EP by System of a Down. ...


Track listing

  1. "Lonely Day" (Lyrics & Music: D. Malakian)

Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ...

References

  1. ^ Cory D. Byrom. System Of A Down: Mezmerize/Hypnotize. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2007-08-24.
  2. ^ AntiMoon Forums (text). Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  3. ^ SongMeanings (text). Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  4. ^ Blabbermouth.net. "SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, STONE SOUR Among GRAMMY Nominees", December 7, 2006, at Blabbermouth.net; last accessed December 7, 2006.

Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork, is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • "Lonely Day" lyrics on the band's official website
  • Lonely Day lyrics

 
 

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