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== General information ==
== General Information ==
 
 
 
 
''Written by: [[A. Lee]], [[B. Moody]], and [[D. Hodges]]''
 
''Written by: [[A. Lee]], [[B. Moody]], and [[D. Hodges]]''
  
This was the last song written for Fallen and would have been the first single, but Bring Me to Life had been put onto the [[Daredevil Soundtrack]], so it became the second single.
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'''''Going Under''''' is the first track and second single from [[Evanescence]]'s debut album, ''[[Fallen]]''. It's about [[Amy Lee]]'s relationship with an abusive boyfriend, but it can be used to describe any type of abusive relationship. Lee said the song is about emerging from a "bad" relationship, explaining, "And when you're at the end of your rope, when you're at the point where you realize something has to change, that you can't go on living in the situation that you're in. It's cool. It's a very strong song."<ref name=mtvnews />
 
 
The song is about [[Amy Lee]]'s relationship with an abusive boyfriend, but it can be used to describe any type of abusive relationship. Lee said the song is about emerging from a "bad" relationship, explaining "And when you're at the end of your rope, when you're at the point where you realize something has to change, that you can't go on living in the situation that you're in. It's cool. It's a very strong song."<ref name=MTVNews>D'Angelo, Joe. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1472270/20030604/evanescence.jhtml "Evanescence Singer Pairs Metal Chains, Fairies For Upcoming Video"], MTV News, June 4, 2003.</ref>
 
 
 
Going Under is Amy's favourite song from [[Fallen]]
 
  
*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/DemoCD_files/Evanescence%20-%20Demo%20-%20Going%20Under.mp3 Going Under (demo) - Listen]
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In an interview with ''Spin'' in October 2006, Amy said:<ref name=spin />
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{{quote|'''You’ve said that much of ''Fallen'', which you cowrote with Moody, is about being in an abusive relationship for three years.'''
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Just listen to that statement: I went through an abusive relationship for three years. It’s weird to stay in an abusive relationship for so long. I guess sometimes music makes me hang on longer because it makes me feel like I’m getting [my feelings] out somehow, so I don’t actually have to move on. After I recorded those songs, I was listening to my own words on “Going Under.” When it goes to the chorus, what I would have loved to hear myself sing is “I’m leaving and I’m not going to put up with this anymore.” But instead the line is “I’m going under, drowing in you.” I was thinking to myself, “You know what you need to do, and you’re not doing it.”}}
  
== Version ==
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''Going Under'' is Amy's favorite song from ''Fallen''.{{fact}} The song was performed throughout Evanescence's Fallen Tour (2003-04),<ref name=noslowing /> The Open Door Tour (2006-07)<ref name=hammerstein /><ref name=pegasuslose /> and Evanescence Tour (2011-12).<ref name=hollywoodsoph /><ref name=take40 /><ref name=whiplash />
  
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== Versions ==
 
'''Studio versions:'''
 
'''Studio versions:'''
  
'''Going Under [Fallen version]'''
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'''Going Under [''Fallen'' version]'''
 
*''Recording date:'' August - November 2002
 
*''Recording date:'' August - November 2002
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Released on:''
 
*''Released on:''
:[[Fallen]] (track #1) – the second single off the album
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:''[[Fallen]]'' (track #1) – the second single off the album
:All Going Under singles and numerous compilation CDs
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:All "Going Under" singles and numerous compilation CDs
 
*''Length:'' 3:35
 
*''Length:'' 3:35
  
'''Going Under [demo]'''
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'''Going Under [''Fallen'' version (guitars down)]'''<ref name=down group=note />
*''Recording date:'' 2002
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*''Recording date:'' August - November 2002
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*''Released on:'' Unknown
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*''Length:'' 3:35
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'''Going Under [Demo]'''
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*''Recording date:'' 2001-2002
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
 
*''Length:'' 3:56
 
*''Length:'' 3:56
  
'''Going Under [Instrumental]'''
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'''Going Under [Instrumental version]'''
 
*''Recording date:'' August - November 2002
 
*''Recording date:'' August - November 2002
*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Released on:'' "Going Under" [[Going Under Single#UK DVD Single|UK DVD single]] (track #3)
 
*''Length:'' 3:35
 
*''Length:'' 3:35
  
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'''Live versions:'''
 
'''Live versions:'''
  
'''Going Under [live]'''
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'''Going Under [Live]'''
*''Performing period:'' 2002-2004
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*''Performing period:'' 2002 - August 14, 2004; October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007; November 4 - November 8, 2009; August 17, 2011 - November 9, 2012; November 2015; April - November 2016; April 2017
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Recording date:'' May 25, 2004
 
*''Recording date:'' May 25, 2004
*''Released on:'' [[Anywhere But Home]] (track #2)
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*''Released on:'' ''[[Anywhere but Home]]'' (track #2)
 
*''Length:'' 3:57
 
*''Length:'' 3:57
  
'''Going Under [acoustic]'''
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'''Going Under [Acoustic]'''
 
*''Performing period:'' 2003
 
*''Performing period:'' 2003
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Recording date:'' April 14, 2003
 
*''Recording date:'' April 14, 2003
*''Released on:'' [[Going_Under_CD_Single|Going Under commercial single]]<br>
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*''Released on:'' "Going Under" commercial single
 
*''Length:'' 3:11
 
*''Length:'' 3:11
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== Download ==
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*[http://www.evanescencereference.info/music/index.html#Misc Going Under (Demo)]
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
 
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=== ''Fallen'' version ===
=== Fallen Version ===
 
 
Now I will tell you what I've done for you<br>
 
Now I will tell you what I've done for you<br>
 
Fifty thousand tears I've cried<br>
 
Fifty thousand tears I've cried<br>
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I'm going under<br>
 
I'm going under<br>
  
=== Demo Version ===
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=== Demo version ===
 
Now I will tell you what I've done for you<br>
 
Now I will tell you what I've done for you<br>
 
Fifty thousand tears I've cried<br>
 
Fifty thousand tears I've cried<br>
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I'm going under ''[falling forever]''<br>
 
I'm going under ''[falling forever]''<br>
  
==Video==
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== Video ==
[[Image:GoingUnderVideo.gif|left|200px|Video]]The video is a live-performance/action video and was directed by Philip Stolzl. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany, but most of it was filmed in Los Angeles, California in May of 2003. It follows the band performing at what can be assumed is a concert in which they’re the headliners, Amy swimming and singing underwater, and Ben being questioned relentlessly by the media (the media’s constant questions about the band’s religious affiliation inspired that part in the video). Evil Dead, one of Ben’s favorite movies inspires the use of the zombies in the video; normal people attending the gig transform into said zombies throughout the course of the video. The underwater scene was Amy's idea. She also designed two of the costumes she's wearing in the video. The crimson corset cost her $2,500, the biggest amount of money she’d ever spent on a piece of clothing. The other outfit had been stitched by Amy herself. "It's white and has a lot of shreds. It reminds me of something someone who died would wear.The idea of them came to her while she was nursing an illness in a hotel in Los Angeles.
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[[Image:GoingUnderVideo.gif|right|200px|Video]]
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The video is a live-performance/action video and was directed by [[Philip Stolzl|Philip Stölzl]]. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany, but most of it was filmed in Los Angeles, California in May of 2003.<ref name=mtvnews /> It follows the band performing at what can be assumed is a concert in which they’re the headliners, Amy swimming and singing underwater, and Ben being questioned relentlessly by the media (the media’s constant questions about the band’s religious affiliation inspired that part in the video). ''Evil Dead'', one of Ben’s favorite movies inspires the use of the zombies in the video{{fact}}; normal people attending the gig transform into said zombies throughout the course of the video. The underwater scene was Amy's idea. She also designed two of the costumes she's wearing in the video. The crimson corset cost her $2,500, the biggest amount of money she’d ever spent on a piece of clothing. The other outfit had been stitched by Amy herself. "It's white and has a lot of shreds. It reminds me of something someone who died would wear." The idea of them came to her while she was nursing an illness in a hotel in Los Angeles.<ref name=mtvnews />
  
''Watch the video on [http://evanescence.com/video.asp Evanescence.com]''
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*Watch the video on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdhqVtpR2ts YouTube.com]''
  
==Commercial Release==
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== Commercial release ==
:''Main Article: [[Going Under Single]]''
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{{Main|Going Under Single}}
The Going Under single was commercially released in the UK on September 9, 2003, and to the rest of the world on September 15, 2003.  
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The "Going Under" single was commercially released in the UK on September 9, 2003, and to the rest of the world on September 15, 2003.  
  
 
Tracks released with the single include:
 
Tracks released with the single include:
# Going Under [Album Version]
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#"Going Under" [Album version]
# Going Under [Live Acoustic (recorded live at FM99 WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia, April 14, 2003)]
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#"Going Under" [Live acoustic (recorded live at FM99 WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia, April 14, 2003)]
# Heart Shaped Box [Live Acoustic] (Nirvanna Cover)
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#"Heart Shaped Box" [Live acoustic] (Nirvana cover)
# Going Under [Commercial Video]
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#"Going Under" [Video]
# Going Under [Instrumental Version (the Commercial Video with lyric subtitles)]
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#"Going Under" [Instrumental version (the video with lyric subtitles)]
# The Making of the Video [With some interview footage of Amy]
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#The making of the video [With some interview footage of Amy]
# Going Under [Album Version] (Audio Only)
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#"Going Under" [Live acoustic (courtesy of 40 Principales Radio, Spain)]
# Going Under [Live Acoustic (Courtesy of 40 Principales Radio, Spain)]
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== Chart performance ==
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{|class="wikitable sortable"
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|-
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!align="left"|Chart&nbsp;(2003)<br />
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! style="text-align:center;"|Peak<br />position<br />
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|-
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|align="left"|Australia (ARIA)<ref name="auchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Australian-charts.com (ARIA Charts)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|14
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|-
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|align="left"|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)<ref name="austriachart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Austriancharts.at (Ö3 Austria Top 40)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|14
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|-
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|align="left"|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)<ref name="nlbechart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/168f/Evanescence-Going-Under|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Ultratop.be (Ultratop 50 Flanders)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|28
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|-
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|align="left"|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)<ref name="bechart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.ultratop.be/fr/song/168f/Evanescence-Going-Under|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Ultratop.be (Ultratip Wallonia)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|37
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|-
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|align="left"|Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)<ref name="canchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Fallen – Awards|url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/fallen-mw0000020727/awards|accessdate=August 22, 2014|work=AllMusic}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|14
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|-
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|align="left"|Europe ([[Billboard|European Hot 100 Singles]])<ref name="europechart">{{cite web|title=Europe Official Top 100|url=http://top40-charts.com/chart.php?cid=31&date=2003-10-11|accessdate=August 23, 2014|publisher=Top40-charts.com (archived from ''[[Billboard]]'')}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|6
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|-
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|align="left"|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)<ref name="finlandchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/artistit/Evanescence/Going+Under|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Musiikkituottajat (IFPI Finland)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|19
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|-
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|align="left"|France (SNEP)<ref name="francechart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|language=French|publisher=Lescharts.com (Les classement single)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|16
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|-
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|align="left"|Germany (Media Control AG)<ref name="germanchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence|url=http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/EVANESCENCE/?type=single|accessdate=August 22, 2014|language=German|publisher=Musicline.de (Media Control Charts)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|15
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|-
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|align="left"|Ireland (IRMA)<ref name="irishchart">{{cite web|title=Irish Music Charts Archive|url=http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2003&year=2003&week=39|date=September 25, 2003|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Chart-track.co.uk (Irish Singles Chart)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|18
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|-
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|align="left"|Italy (FIMI)<ref name="itchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.italiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Italiancharts.com (FIMI)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|9
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|-
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|align="left"|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)<ref name="nzchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Charts.org.nz (Recorded Music NZ)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|4
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|-
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|align="left"|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)<ref name="netherchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Dutchcharts.nl (Mega Single Top 100)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|16
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|-
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|align="left"|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)<ref name="dutchchart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.top40.nl/evanescence/evanescence-going-under_2856|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Top40.nl (Dutch Top 40)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|26
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|-
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|align="left"|Romania (Romanian Top 100)<ref name="romanianchart">{{cite web|title=Editia 37, saptamina 29.09-05-10, 2003|url=http://www.rt100.ro/editie-top-100_x10088.html|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050514165819/http://www.rt100.ro/editie-top-100_x10088.html|archivedate=May 14, 2005|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Rt100.ro (Romanian Top 100)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|99
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|-
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|align="left"|Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)<ref name="swedechart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Going+Under&cat=s|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Swedishcharts.com (Sverigetopplistan)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|11
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|-
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|align="left"|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)<ref name="swisschart">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Going Under|url=http://www.swisscharts.com/song/Evanescence/Going-Under-5775|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Swisscharts.com (Swiss Singles Chart)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|13
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|-
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|align="left"|UK Rock (Official Charts Company)<ref name="ukrockchart1">{{cite web|title=Top 40 Rock Singles|date=September 28, 2003|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/top40/rock.shtml|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20031001190113/http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/top40/rock.shtml|archivedate=October 1, 2003|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=BBC.co.uk (Official Charts Company)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)<ref name="uksingleschart">{{cite web|title=2003 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive|date=October 4, 2003|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2003-10-04/|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|8
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|-
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|align="left"|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (''[[Billboard]]'')<ref name="billboardbubbling">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Chart History|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=344|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=''[[Billboard]]'' Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles for Evanescence}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|4
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|-
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|align="left"|US Mainstream Rock Songs (''[[Billboard]]'')<ref name="mainstreamrocksongs">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Chart History|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=376|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=''[[Billboard]]'' Mainstream Rock Songs for Evanescence}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|26
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|-
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|align="left"|US Alternative Songs (''[[Billboard]]'')<ref name="alternativesong">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Chart History|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=377|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=''[[Billboard]]'' Alternative Songs for Evanescence}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|5
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|-
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|align="left"|US Radio Songs (''[[Billboard]]'')<ref name="radiosong">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Chart History|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=350|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=''[[Billboard]]'' Radio Songs for Evanescence}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|85
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|}
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===Year-end charts===
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{|class="wikitable sortable"
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|-
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!align="left"|Chart&nbsp;(2003)<br />
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! style="text-align:center;"|Peak<br />position<br />
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|-
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|align="left"|Australia Rock (ARIA)<ref name="aurockyear">{{cite web|title=ARIA Highest Selling Heavy Rock & Metal Singles 2003|url=http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20040107-0000/EndOfYear2003.pdf|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Pandora.nla.gov.au (ARIA Charts)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|6
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|-
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|align="left"|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)<ref name="dutchyearend">{{cite web|title=Jaargang 39, 2003|url=http://www.top40web.nl/jaarlijsten/jr2003.html|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Top40web.nl (Dutch Top 40)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|186
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|-
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|align="left"|Italy (FIMI)<ref name="italyyearend">{{cite web|title=Top Annuali Single: 2003|url=http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yends/hpe2003.htm|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Hitparadeitalia.it (FIMI)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|56
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|-
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|align="left"|Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)<ref name="swedeyearend">{{cite web|title=Årslista Singlar – År 2003|url=http://www.hitlistan.se/netdata/ghl002.mbr/lista?liid=43&dfom=20030001&newi=0&height=420&platform=Win32&browser=MSIE&navi=no&subframe=Mainframe|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Hitlistan.se (Sverigetopplistan)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|58
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|-
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|align="left"|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)<ref name="swissyearend">{{cite web|title=Swiss Year End Charts 2003|url=http://swisscharts.com/charts/jahreshitparade/2003|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Swisscharts.com (Schweizer Hitparade)}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|79
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|}
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=== Certifications ===
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! Certification
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! Sales/shipments
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|Australia (ARIA)<ref name="aucert">{{cite web|title=ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Singles|url=http://aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-accreditations-singles-2003.htm|accessdate=August 22, 2014|publisher=Australian Recording Industry Association}}</ref>
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|Gold
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|35,000
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== Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music ==
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== Guitar tabs & sheet music ==
 
*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/sheet/Going%20Under.pdf Piano sheet music with guitar tabs]
 
*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/sheet/Going%20Under.pdf Piano sheet music with guitar tabs]
  
== Notes and References ==
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== Notes ==
<small>{{Ref}}</small>
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<ref name=down group=note>This version was sent to pop radio stations.</ref>
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== References ==
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{{reflist|30em|refs=
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<ref name=mtvnews>{{cite news|last=D'Angelo|first=Joe|date=June 4, 2003|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1472270/evanescence-shoots-clip-new-single.jhtml|title=Evanescence Singer Pairs Metal Chains, Fairies For Upcoming Video|work=MTV News|accessdate=June 8, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=noslowing>{{cite news|last=D'Angelo|first=Joe|title=Evanescence Show No Signs Of Slowing Down At New York Show|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1489662/evanescence-energetic-live.jhtml|accessdate=September 21, 2013|work=MTV News|date=July 23, 2004}}</ref>
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<ref name=hammerstein>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|date=October 10, 2006|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml|title=Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'|work=MTV News|accessdate=September 21, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=pegasuslose>{{cite news|last=Smith|first=Kenneth|title=Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater|url=http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/|accessdate=September 21, 2013|work=Pegasus News|date=October 31, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=hollywoodsoph>{{cite news|last=Schillaci|first=Sophie|date=October 12, 2011|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/evanescence-taylor-momsen-concert-review-247487|title=Evanescence at the Palladium: Concert Review|work=The Hollywood Reporter|accessdate=September 21, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=take40>{{cite web|url=http://www.take40.com/news/30103/review:-evanescence-melbourne-concert,-rod-laver-arena---24th-march-2012|title=Review: Evanescence Melbourne Concert, Rod Laver Arena - 24th March 2012|work=Take 40 Australia|date=March 25, 2012|accessdate=September 21, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=whiplash>{{cite web|last=Finatto|first=Paulo, Jr.|date=October 10, 2012|url=http://whiplash.net/materias/shows/165121-evanescence.html|title=Resenha - Evanescence (Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, 04/10/12)|work=Whiplash.net|accessdate=September 21, 2013}}</ref>
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Across the Universe **
All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Dirty Diana **
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Fourth of July **
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Heart-Shaped Box **
Hello
Hi-Lo
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) **
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Orestes **
Origin
Overture
People Are Strange **
Perfect Dream
Purple Rain **
Say You Will
Secret Door
Self Esteem **
Sex Type Thing **
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain *
The Change
The Dolphin's Cry **
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Thoughtless **
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
Zero **
* Cover versions
** Live cover versions


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General information

Written by: A. Lee, B. Moody, and D. Hodges

Going Under is the first track and second single from Evanescence's debut album, Fallen. It's about Amy Lee's relationship with an abusive boyfriend, but it can be used to describe any type of abusive relationship. Lee said the song is about emerging from a "bad" relationship, explaining, "And when you're at the end of your rope, when you're at the point where you realize something has to change, that you can't go on living in the situation that you're in. It's cool. It's a very strong song."[1]

In an interview with Spin in October 2006, Amy said:[2]

Vin1.jpg You’ve said that much of Fallen, which you cowrote with Moody, is about being in an abusive relationship for three years.

Just listen to that statement: I went through an abusive relationship for three years. It’s weird to stay in an abusive relationship for so long. I guess sometimes music makes me hang on longer because it makes me feel like I’m getting [my feelings] out somehow, so I don’t actually have to move on. After I recorded those songs, I was listening to my own words on “Going Under.” When it goes to the chorus, what I would have loved to hear myself sing is “I’m leaving and I’m not going to put up with this anymore.” But instead the line is “I’m going under, drowing in you.” I was thinking to myself, “You know what you need to do, and you’re not doing it.”

Vin2.jpg


Going Under is Amy's favorite song from Fallen.[citation needed] The song was performed throughout Evanescence's Fallen Tour (2003-04),[3] The Open Door Tour (2006-07)[4][5] and Evanescence Tour (2011-12).[6][7][8]

Versions

Studio versions:

Going Under [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
Fallen (track #1) – the second single off the album
All "Going Under" singles and numerous compilation CDs
  • Length: 3:35

Going Under [Fallen version (guitars down)][note 1]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Released on: Unknown
  • Length: 3:35

Going Under [Demo]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:56

Going Under [Instrumental version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: "Going Under" UK DVD single (track #3)
  • Length: 3:35


Live versions:

Going Under [Live]

  • Performing period: 2002 - August 14, 2004; October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007; November 4 - November 8, 2009; August 17, 2011 - November 9, 2012; November 2015; April - November 2016; April 2017
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere but Home (track #2)
  • Length: 3:57

Going Under [Acoustic]

  • Performing period: 2003
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: April 14, 2003
  • Released on: "Going Under" commercial single
  • Length: 3:11

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Lyrics

Fallen version

Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me
[going under]

Don't want your hand
This time I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm going under

Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
So I don't know what's real and what's not
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm

So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away [so far away]
I won't be broken again [again]
I've got to breathe
I can't keep going under

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm going under [going under]
Going under [drowning in you]
I'm going under

Demo version

Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me
[going under]

Don't want your hand
This time I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again [I'm dying again]

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm [I'm]going under

Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
So I don't know what's real and what's not
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again [I'm dying again]

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm [I'm]

So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away [so far away]
I won't be broken again [again]
I've got to breathe
I can't keep going under

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm [I'm] I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through

I'm [I'm] going under [going under]
I'm going under [drowning in you]
I'm going under [falling forever]

Video

Video

The video is a live-performance/action video and was directed by Philip Stölzl. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany, but most of it was filmed in Los Angeles, California in May of 2003.[1] It follows the band performing at what can be assumed is a concert in which they’re the headliners, Amy swimming and singing underwater, and Ben being questioned relentlessly by the media (the media’s constant questions about the band’s religious affiliation inspired that part in the video). Evil Dead, one of Ben’s favorite movies inspires the use of the zombies in the video[citation needed]; normal people attending the gig transform into said zombies throughout the course of the video. The underwater scene was Amy's idea. She also designed two of the costumes she's wearing in the video. The crimson corset cost her $2,500, the biggest amount of money she’d ever spent on a piece of clothing. The other outfit had been stitched by Amy herself. "It's white and has a lot of shreds. It reminds me of something someone who died would wear." The idea of them came to her while she was nursing an illness in a hotel in Los Angeles.[1]

Commercial release

Exquisite-kfind.png Main article: Going Under Single

The "Going Under" single was commercially released in the UK on September 9, 2003, and to the rest of the world on September 15, 2003.

Tracks released with the single include:

  1. "Going Under" [Album version]
  2. "Going Under" [Live acoustic (recorded live at FM99 WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia, April 14, 2003)]
  3. "Heart Shaped Box" [Live acoustic] (Nirvana cover)
  4. "Going Under" [Video]
  5. "Going Under" [Instrumental version (the video with lyric subtitles)]
  6. The making of the video [With some interview footage of Amy]
  7. "Going Under" [Live acoustic (courtesy of 40 Principales Radio, Spain)]

Chart performance

Chart (2003)
Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 14
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 37
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)[13] 14
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[14] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 19
France (SNEP)[16] 16
Germany (Media Control AG)[17] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 18
Italy (FIMI)[19] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 4
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[21] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[22] 26
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[23] 99
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 13
UK Rock (Official Charts Company)[26] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[27] 8
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[28] 4
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[29] 26
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[30] 5
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[31] 85

Year-end charts

Chart (2003)
Peak
position
Australia Rock (ARIA)[32] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[33] 186
Italy (FIMI)[34] 56
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[35] 58
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 79

Certifications

Region (provider) Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[37] Gold 35,000

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Notes

  1. This version was sent to pop radio stations.

References

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