Hardwired (song)

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"Hardwired"
Metallica - Hardwired single.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Released August 18, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded June 2016 at HQ (San Rafael)
Genre
Length 3:11
Label Blackened
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Greg Fidelman
Metallica singles chronology
"Lords of Summer"
(2014)
"Hardwired"
(2016)
"Moth into Flame"
(2016)

"Lords of Summer"
(2014)
"Hardwired"
(2016)
"Moth into Flame"
(2016)

"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.[3][4] 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.[5] The song received a nomination for Best Rock Song at the 2017 Grammy Awards.[6]

Background

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.[7]

Music video

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.

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 70
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 15
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[10] 99
Finland Download (Latauslista)[11] 17
France (SNEP)[12] 164
Hungary (Single Top 40)[13] 37
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 7
Portugal (AFP)[15] 51
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 63
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[17] 87
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 72
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 186
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[20] 19
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[21] 9
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[22] 1
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[23] 13

References

  1. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Hardwired". Nytimes. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Craig. "Album Review: Metallica's Hardwired". Vulture. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Available November 18, 2016". Metallica. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "METALLICA To Release 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct' Album In November". Blabbermouth.net. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Metallica turns it up to 11 in sold-out U.S. Bank Stadium show". StarTribune.com. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Grammys 2017: The Full Nominations List". Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  7. ^ https://www.howardstern.com/show/2016/9/26/video-metallica-live-stern-show/ VIDEO: METALLICA LIVE ON THE STERN SHOW
  8. ^ "CHART WATCH #383". auspOp. August 27, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Metallica – Hardwired" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201647 into search. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Metallica: Hardwired" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Metallica – Hardwired" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 29, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Metallica – Hardwired... to Self-Destruct". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  17. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201647 into search. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Metallica – Hardwired". Singles Top 100. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  19. ^ Chart Log UK: "CLUK Update 20.08.2016 (wk33)". UK Singles Chart. Zobbel.de. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  20. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  21. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  22. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  23. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
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