Staind – It’s Been A While (Music Video)

Staind formed on November 24, 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The band met through friends and started covering KoRn, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains, among others, in smalltime clubs for a year and a half, Staind self-released their debut album, Tormented, in November 1996, citing influences Pantera and Sepultura. Until recently, […]

Staind formed on November 24, 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The band met through friends and started covering KoRn, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains, among others, in smalltime clubs for a year and a half, Staind self-released their debut album, Tormented, in November 1996, citing influences Pantera and Sepultura. Until recently, the album was difficult to obtain, as only four thousand copies were originally sold. Since then, the band’s official website has released the album to meet the demand from fans.

It’s Been Awhile is a single from 2001 off the album Break the Cycle by the alternative metal band Staind. The song is probably the band’s best-known song, becoming a #5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100,their only song to reach the pop Top 10. The song spent a second-best 20 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart[2] (behind only “Loser” by 3 Doors Down) and a then-record 16 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart,beaten in 2007 by Foo Fighters with “The Pretender“. The song is stylistically different from the other tracks on the album, which are Nu metal/Alternative metal songs and is considered by many critics and fans to be the first sign of Staind’s transition from a nu metal to post-grunge band which would evolve on the band’s next three albums.

Charts

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 5
US Billboard Alternative Songs 1
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
US Billboard Pop Songs 3
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 6
UK Singles Chart 15
Australia ARIA Charts 24
Germany Media Control Charts 43
Irish Singles Chart 18
Ö3 Austria Top 40 54
Dutch Mega Single Top 100 19
RIANZ Top 40 Singles Chart 13
Swiss Singles Top 100 79
Sweden Sverigetopplistan 23
Belgium Ultratop 50 46

Track listing

  1. “It’s Been Awhile” (LP Clean Edit)
  2. “It’s Been Awhile” (Acoustic Version)
  3. “Suffocate” (LP Version)

 



  • J.R. Beumel

    It’s not unedited dumbass.

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  • OpenMindedTroll

    Who cares dude? Enjoy the video and keep your smartass comments to yourself?

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  • BVM

    @J.R. Beumel It’s uncensored so I have No Idea What Your talking About.

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