" is a song by Australian alternative rock
and was their breakthrough single from their debut album Frogstomp
, which was released in 1994 in their home country and 1995 in the US. The song reached number one on both the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks
and the Album Rock Tracks
charts in the United States
, and made #28 on the Billboard
Hot 100 Airplay chart.Whitburn, Joel
(2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 571. In Australia, the song reached the top of the Australian singles chart
. In the UK, the song made #59 on the UK Singles Chart
in September 1995.
Silverchair's lead singer Daniel Johns
said this about the song in an interview: "I saw on SBS
once this documentary about a poor guy that takes a rich guy to a poor persons' hotel to experience what it's like being a poor person and that. And the rich guy is complaining to get out and that, and he has to wait 'til tomorrow to get out of the hotel and that."
The song was performed on Saturday Night Live
. It was also featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt-head
. At the start, they started singing Boston
's "More Than a Feeling
", then concluded that the song was stupid and ended by stating how the video fails to disturb them.
The song was performed live during the early leg of the Neon Ballroom... Read More