Comedown (song)

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Single by Bush
from the album Sixteen Stone
Released 26 September 1995


B side =comedown(acoustic)
Recorded 1994
Genre Grunge,[1] post-grunge[2]
Length 4:37 (music video)
5:26 (album version)
Label Trauma, Interscope, Atlantic
Writer(s) Gavin Rossdale
Producer(s) Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Bush singles chronology
"Little Things"

"Comedown" is a song by British rock band Bush, released in 1995 as the third single from their debut album, Sixteen Stone.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jake Scott from June 19, 1995 to June 21, 1995 in Los Angeles. Scott used a special "fish eye" lens to film some of the scenes, to give that distorted view as if looking through a peep hole.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Comedown" remains one of the band's most commercially successful songs, reaching number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and number two on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in late 1995. The song also gave Bush their first American top 40 hit, reaching number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 4, 1995.

Track listing[edit]

  • AUS CD single 6544-95728-2 (cardsleeve version)
    1. "Comedown"
    2. "Comedown [acoustic]"
  • AUS CD single IND95728 (jewel case version)
    1. "Comedown"
    2. "Testosterone [LP version]"
    3. "Revolution Blues [live]"

Appearances in the media[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Australia ARIA Charts[4] 45
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 1
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 30
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 2
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[8] 25

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 2012 Robert Cole Band released a cover on the album Steel and Glass.[9]
  • In 2014 Mayday Parade released a cover for the compilation Punk Goes 90's 2. It was released as a single.[10]


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Preceded by
"Tomorrow" by Silverchair
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
23 September 1995 – 30 September 1995
Succeeded by
"Name" by Goo Goo Dolls
Preceded by
J.A.R. by Green Day
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 number-one single
18 September 1995 – 25 September 1995
Succeeded by
"Lump" by The Presidents of the United States of America