Sad but True

"Sad but True" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in February 1993 as the fifth and final single from their eponymous fifth album, Metallica. The music video for the single was released in October 1992.

"Sad but True"
Metallica - Sad but True cover.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Metallica
B-side
ReleasedFebruary 8, 1993[1]
RecordedJune 16, 1991 at One on One Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal
Length5:24
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Metallica singles chronology
"Wherever I May Roam"
(1992)
"Sad but True"
(1993)
"Until It Sleeps"
(1996)
Music video
"Sad but True" on YouTube
Audio sample
"Sad But True"

Track listingEdit

US Single
  1. "Sad but True"
  2. "So What"
International Single Part 1
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:27
  2. "So What" - 3:09
  3. "Harvester of Sorrow (Live)" - 6:41
International Single Part 2
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:27
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Elevator Version)" - 6:31
  3. "Creeping Death (Live)" - 8:01
  4. "Sad but True (Demo)" - 4:53
UK Picture Single
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:26
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Live)" - 6:13
  3. "Sad but True (Live)" - 6:12
UK & Germany Vinyl 7" Single
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:24
  2. "Nothing Else Matters" - 6:29
French Single
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:27
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Edit)" - 6:29
International 7" Inch Vinyl Single
  1. "Sad but True"
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Live)"
  3. "Sad but True (Live)"

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 50
Denmark (IFPI)[4] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 22
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 42
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 13
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 42
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 5
Portugal (AFP)[13] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 31
UK Singles (OCC)[15] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 98
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[17] 15

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2019) Position
Portugal (AFP)[18] 2735

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Metallica. "Sad But True". Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Metallica – Sad But True". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Metallica – Sad But True" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 13. March 27, 1993. p. 28. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 13. March 27, 1993. p. 27. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Metallica – Sad But True". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Sad But True". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Metallica" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Metallica – Sad But True" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Metallica – Sad But True". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Metallica – Sad But True". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 15. April 10, 1993. p. 24. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Metallica – Sad But True". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  17. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  18. ^ "Top AFP – Audiogest – Top 3000 Singles + EPs Digitais" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved September 21, 2020.