|Single by Marilyn Manson|
|from the album The Golden Age of Grotesque|
|Released||April 22, 2003|
|Marilyn Manson singles chronology|
"Mobscene" (stylized as "mOBSCENE") is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released in April 2003 as the lead single from their fifth studio album, The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003). The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, but lost out to Metallica's "St. Anger".
Manson has said that "Mobscene" was "pulled from the weirdest parts of my imagination." Prior to writing the song, Manson had seen several Busby Berkeley films with all-female chorus lines. He then met with his band and told them that he wanted to create a song that evoked Berkeley's films, the writings of Oscar Wilde, and an elephant stampede.
"Mobscene" is a nu metal song.
In PopMatters , Lance Teegarden deemed "Mobscene" the best track on the band's greatest hits album Lest We Forget: The Best Of (2004), writing "Here Manson finds the little bit of irreverence he is looking for." Teegarden praised Sköld's production.BuzzFeed's Richard James opined that the song "proves nu metal is the greatest gift to music ever".
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||15|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||8|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||38|
|Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)||4|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||16|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||20|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||84|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||32|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||6|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||13|
|US Billboard Alternative Songs||26|
|US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||18|