Fuel (song)

"Fuel" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. The song was written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett, and was released as the third single from their seventh album, Reload. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1999 but lost to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant for the song "Most High". It was moderately successful on the music charts, peaking at number two in Australia, number three in Hungary, number five in Finland and number six on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

"Fuel"
Metallica - Fuel cover.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Reload
B-side
ReleasedJune 22, 1998[1]
Recorded1996
GenreHeavy metal
Length4:26
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Bob Rock
Metallica singles chronology
"The Unforgiven II"
(1998)
"Fuel"
(1998)
"Better than You"
(1998)
Music video
"Fuel" on YouTube
Audio sample
Fuel

Metallica have frequently played "Fuel" in concerts over the years, including the 1999 live album S&M with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Track listingEdit

UK CD single 1

  1. "Fuel" – 4:30
  2. "Sad but True" (Live) – 6:23
  3. "Nothing Else Matters" – 6:08

UK CD single 2

  1. "Fuel" – 4:32
  2. "Wherever I May Roam" – 6:50
  3. "One" – 8:06

UK CD single 3

  1. "Fuel" – 4:30
  2. "Until It Sleeps" (Live) – 4:25
  3. "Fuel" (Live) – 4:41
  4. "Fuel" (Demo) – 4:25

Japanese EP

  1. "Fuel" – 4:30
  2. "Fuel" (Live) – 4:39
  3. "Sad but True" (Live) – 6:24
  4. "Until It Sleeps" (Live) – 4:26
  5. "One" (Live) – 8:07
  6. "Fuel" (Demo) – 4:26

All live tracks were recorded on April 20, 1998 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia.

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Europe June 16, 1998 Vinyl, CD Elektra
United States June 22, 1998

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.metallica.com/releases/singles/release-4307.html
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Metallica – Fuel". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Metallica – Fuel" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 15 no. 28. July 11, 1998. p. 11. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Metallica: Fuel" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Metallica – Fuel". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 15 no. 27. July 4, 1998. p. 12. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Metallica – Fuel" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Metallica – Fuel". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |".
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Metallica – Fuel". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 1998". ARIA. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

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