|Single by Metallica|
|from the album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct|
|Released||August 18, 2016|
|Recorded||June 2016 at HQ (San Rafael)|
|Metallica singles chronology|
"Hardwired" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the lead single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016), on August 18, 2016 as a digital download.The song was first played live at the end of the band's show at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on August 20, 2016. The song received a nomination for Best Rock Song at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
The band detailed on the song's debut at The Howard Stern Show that it was a rather late addition to the album. Lars Ulrich explained that after finishing the other songs "we decided that we needed a short, fast opener", leading him and James Hetfield to compose "Hardwired" in about a week in June 2016.
The music video was released on August 18, 2016. Filmed in black-and-white, it features the band performing the song in the dark under strobe lights, as the camera continuously rotates around the band members.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||15|
|Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)||99|
|Finland Download (Latauslista)||17|
|Hungary (Single Top 40)||37|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)||7|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||63|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||87|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||186|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ( Billboard )||19|
|US Hot Rock Songs ( Billboard )||9|
|US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard )||1|
|US Rock Airplay ( Billboard )||13|