Mobscene

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"Mobscene"
Marilyn manson mobscene.png
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album The Golden Age of Grotesque
Released April 22, 2003 (2003-04-22)
Format
Genre
Length 3:25
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"Tainted Love"
(2002)
"Mobscene"
(2003)
"This Is the New Shit"
(2003)
"Tainted Love"
(2002)
"Mobscene"
(2003)
"This Is the New Shit"
(2003)
Audio sample
Music video
“mOBSCENE” on YouTube

"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".

Background

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.

Composition

"Mobscene" is a nu metal song[1]

Critical reception

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.[2] BuzzFeed's Richard James opined that the song "proves nu metal is the greatest gift to music ever".[3]

Track listings

International CD single
No. Title Remixing Length
1. "Mobscene" (Album Version)   3:28
2. "Tainted Love" (Re-Tainted Interpretation)
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Tim Sköld
3:51
3. "Mobscene" (Rammstein's Sauerkraut Remix) 3:18
4. "Paranoiac" Sköld 3:57
US CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Mobscene" 3:28
2. "Paranoiac" 3:57

Charts

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 31
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 15
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 38
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 16
France (SNEP)[10] 61
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 27
Italy (FIMI)[13] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 84
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 32
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 20
Portugal (Billboard)[17] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 6
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 13
US Billboard Alternative Songs 26
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 18

References

  1. ^ James, Richard (August 5, 2014). "17 Tracks That Justify Your Secret Love Of Nu Metal". BuzzFeed. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ Teegarden, Lance (January 4, 2005). "Marilyn Manson: Lest We Forget: The Best Of". PopMatters. Archived from the original on January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  3. ^ James, Richard (August 5, 2014). "17 Tracks That Justify Your Secret Love Of Nu Metal". BuzzFeed. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Tracklisten.
  9. ^ "Marilyn Manson: Mobscene" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Marilyn Manson Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Top Digital Download.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. May 24, 2003. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" Canciones Top 50.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Swiss Singles Chart.

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  • Semiotic Analysis of mOBSCENE (in Czech)
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