Rollin' (Limp Bizkit song)

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Single by Limp Bizkit
from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Released October 10, 2000
Format CD
Recorded 2000 at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Length 3:33
Songwriter(s) Fred Durst, Wes Borland, John Otto, Sam Rivers
Limp Bizkit singles chronology
"My Generation"
"My Way"
"My Generation"
"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"
"My Way"

"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" is a song by the American nu metal band Limp Bizkit from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. It was released as the second single along with "My Generation", the song peaked at number sixty five on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the chart for seventeen weeks. Outside the United States, "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" topped the charts in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, peaked within the top ten of the charts in Austria, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden and the top twenty of the charts in Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand.[4]

"Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)", a remix of "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" featuring hip-hop artists DMX and Method Man & Redman, and produced by Swizz Beatz, is also featured on the Chocolate Starfish album. The remix is also featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed atop the South Tower of the former World Trade Center in New York City, the introduction features Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff mistaking Fred Durst for the valet and giving him the keys to their Bentley Azure. Also making a cameo is break dancer Mr. Wiggles. The rest of the video has several cuts to Durst and his bandmates hanging out of the Bentley as they drive about Manhattan, the song Ben Stiller is playing at the beginning is "My Generation" from the same album. The video also features scenes of Fred Durst with 5 girls dancing in a room, the video was filmed around the same time as the film Zoolander, which explains Stiller and Dorff's appearance. Fred Durst has a small cameo in that film.

"Rollin'" video received the award for Best Rock Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. On September 10, 2001 (one day before the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack), Limp Bizkit received a letter from the World Trade Center, thanking them for featuring the towers in the video.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

It was parodied as "Posin'" on the television series MADtv,[6] and the "Urban Assault Vehicle" version was listed on VH1's list of the 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs.[7]

Former MLB player Scott Rolen used the song as his walk-up song before he batted.

"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" was well known among WWE fans as the entrance theme for professional wrestler The Undertaker from December 2000 to May 2002, and again for WrestleMania XIX in 2003 where it was performed live.

The song is featured as a track that can be selected on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando.

A short section of the song plays before the nighttime drag race in the first The Fast and the Furious film, it is also the song in the intro video of NHL Hitz 20-02, and is heard in the menus and gameplay as well. The song was also the goal song for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL from 2005 to 2007.

It was featured in American Dad!'s episode "Next of Pin".

Track listings[edit]

The song was released in three versions, each with a different cover color and track listing. There was also a DVD that was only released in the United Kingdom.

  1. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"
  2. "I Would For You (Live)"
  3. "Take A Look Around (Instrumental)"
  4. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" (music video)
  1. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"
  2. "Show Me What You Got"
  3. "Rollin' (Instrumental)"
  4. Video Snippets
Rollin' DVD

Video Snippets

  1. My Generation 0:30
  2. N2Gether Now 0:30
  3. Break Stuff 0:30
  4. Re-Arranged 0:30

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 23
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[11] 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 3
France (SNEP)[13] 72
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 14
Norway (VG-lista)[18] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 65
US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 4
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
Preceded by
"Love Don't Cost a Thing" by Jennifer Lopez
UK Singles Chart number-one single
January 27, 2001 – February 3, 2001
Succeeded by
"Whole Again" by Atomic Kitten
Preceded by
"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" by U2
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
February 10, 2001
Succeeded by
"Whole Again" by Atomic Kitten


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  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Limp Bizkit" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
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  20. ^ " – Limp Bizkit – Rollin'". Swiss Singles Chart.
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