Here to Stay (Korn song)

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"Here to Stay"
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Single by Korn
from the album Untouchables
ReleasedJune 11, 2002
Format
RecordedSeptember 2001
Genre Nu metal
Length4:32
Label Epic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Michael Beinhorn
Korn singles chronology
"Somebody Someone"
(2000)
"Here to Stay"
(2002)
"Thoughtless"
(2002)

"Here to Stay" is a Grammy Award-winning song by American nu metal band Korn that appears on the band's fifth studio album, Untouchables as the album's opening track. It was released as the album's first single in June 2002. The song won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, as well as winning an award for Best International Video on MuchMusic in 2002. It was also nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards and Best Single at the 2002 Kerrang! Awards. The music video, directed by The Hughes Brothers was highly successful, and gained frequent airplay on MTV and MuchMusic in particular, featuring the band members on a TV screen amongst major world issues at the time. The video won a 2002 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Music Video of the Year. [1] The song has become a staple of the band's live show to this day. Dizzee Rascal, samples this on song his Single, Sirens from his album "Maths + English".

Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Nu metal is a subgenre of alternative metal that combines elements of heavy metal music with elements of other music genres such as hip hop, alternative rock, funk, industrial, and grunge. Nu metal bands have drawn elements and influences from a variety of musical styles, including multiple genres of heavy metal. Nu metal rarely features guitar solos; the genre is heavily syncopated and based on guitar riffs. Many nu metal guitarists use seven-string guitars that are down-tuned to play a heavier sound. DJs are occasionally featured in nu metal to provide instrumentation such as sampling, turntable scratching and electronic backgrounds. Vocal styles in nu metal include singing, rapping, screaming and growling. Nu metal is one of the key genres of the new wave of American heavy metal.

Korn American nu-metal band

Korn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band is notable for pioneering the nu metal genre and bringing it into the mainstream.

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Release

"Here to Stay" was released to US radio stations in February 2002 as a promotional single. The retail version was released on the same day as Untouchables, June 11, 2002. A box set was later released, which included all three editions of the "Here to Stay" single. There is also a one-track promotional single of the Mindless Self Indulgence remix, which is difficult to find. This remix is also found on the DVD single of "Thoughtless".

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

A box set or boxed set is a set of items traditionally packaged in a box and is offered for sale as a single unit.

Mindless Self Indulgence American electronic rock band

Mindless Self Indulgence is an American electropunk band formed in New York City in 1997. Their music has a mixed style which includes punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop and breakbeat hardcore.

Electronic musician BT also remixed the song that same year.

"Here to Stay" was Korn's first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #72.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

Live performance

In the concert version of the song, small changes are made to the song, such as the guitar riff played by Head in the background being removed during the outro of the song. The line "fucked up feelings again" in the pre-chorus of the song is often left for the audience to sing instead of Davis while rest of the band members momentarily stop playing their instruments in order to hear the fans' voices more clearly.

Brian Welch American musician

Brian Philip Welch, also known by his stage name Head, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is one of the guitarists and founding member of the nu metal band Korn and his solo project Love and Death. Along with fellow Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer, Welch helped develop Korn's distinctive sound, a mix of sirenlike shards of dissonant guitar that mimicked a turntablist's various effects and rumbling down-tuned riffing, that defined the nu metal aesthetic beginning in the mid-'90s.

Track listing

CD single:

  1. "Here to Stay" – 4:31

DVD single:

  1. "Here to Stay" (Extended video)
  2. "Here to Stay" (Short video)

Music video

The music video, directed by the Hughes Brothers, portrays a boy watching subliminal messages on TV while flipping channels between shows (which consist of real-world events) and the band playing in the TV against a static backdrop. In the end, Jonathan takes the boy into the TV. The video for "Here to Stay" also marks the first video appearance of Jonathan's unique microphone stand designed by H. R. Giger. There is also a "clean" version of the music video which shows the boy being taken into the TV at the beginning. This version omitted the explicit words and all of the real-event videos. The point of view is "inside" the TV instead of outside it. This version is the one shown at Sony BMG's official YouTube channel.

Hughes brothers American film directors, producers and screenwriters

Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, known together professionally as the Hughes brothers, are American film directors and producers. The pair, who are twins, are known for co-directing visceral, and often violent, movies, including Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell and The Book of Eli. The pair did most of their collaboration between 1993 and 2001. Since 2004, when Albert moved to Prague, Czech Republic, the two have only directed one film together, The Book of Eli in 2010. They have been involved in directing and producing film and television projects separately since 2005.

H. R. Giger Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, set designer

Hans Ruedi Giger was a Swiss painter, best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold biomechanical relationship. Later he abandoned airbrush work for pastels, markers, and ink. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for design work on the film Alien. In Switzerland there are two themed bars that reflect his interior designs, and his work is on permanent display at the H.R. Giger Museum at Gruyères. His style has been adapted to many forms of media, including record album covers, furniture, and tattoos.

Sony BMG Music Entertainment was an American record company owned as a 50–50 joint venture between Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann Music Group. The venture's successor, the revived Sony Music Entertainment, is wholly owned by Sony, following their buyout of the remaining 50% held by Bertelsmann AG. BMG was instead rebuilt as BMG Rights Management on the basis of 200 remaining artists.

Appearances in media

Charts

Chart (2002)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)44
Brazil (ABPD) [3] 82
Canada (Jam! CANOE) [4] 21
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)4
Germany (Media Control AG)35
Ireland (IRMA)15
Italy (FIMI)12
Netherlands (MegaCharts)58
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)34
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) [5] 12
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 72
US Mainstream Rock Songs ( Billboard ) [4] 4
US Alternative Songs ( Billboard ) [6] 4

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