Freak

Silverchair

About Freak

"Freak" is a 1997 song by Silverchair, released as the first single from their second album Freak Show. The song reached number one in the Australian charts; it was the second single by Silverchair to do so, after "Tomorrow" in 1994. The band would not have another number-one hit until "Straight Lines" in 2007. One of the B-sides of the single is a cover of "New Race" by Australian band Radio Birdman.


Year:
1997
3:49
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No more maybes 
Your baby's got rabies 
Sitting on a ball 
In the middle of the Andes 
Yeah 
I'm a freak 
Of nature 
Yeah 
I'm a freak 

If only I could be as cool as you 
As cool as you 

Body and soul I'm a freak I'm a freak 
Body and soul I'm a freak, I'm a freak 

Try to be different 
Well get a different disease 
Seems it's infectious 
To need the cold sore cream 

Yeah I'm a freak of nature 
Yeah I'm a freak 

I don't really know 
How to put on a cool show 
As boring as they come 
Just tell me where to go 

If only I could be as cool as you 
As cool as you 
As cool as you 
As cool as you 

Body and soul I'm a freak I'm a freak 
Body and soul I'm a freak, I'm a freak 

Body and soul I'm a freak I'm a freak 
Body and soul I'm a freak, I'm a freak

Freak
Freak
Freak
Freak

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Silverchair

Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Chris Joannou on bass guitar and Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars. The group got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition conducted by SBS TV show Nomad and ABC radio station, Triple J. The band were signed by Murmur, and were successful on the Australian and international rock stages. more »

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Written by: DANIEL JOHNS

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11 facts about this song

Band Formation
"Freak" was performed by the Australian rock band Silverchair. The band was formed in 1992, when the members were just 15 years old.
Album Release
"Freak" is the opening track of Silverchair's second studio album, "Freak Show," which was released on February 3, 1997.
Chart Performance
"Freak" debuted and peaked at number 1 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, becoming Silverchair’s highest charting single.
Inspiration Behind the Song
The song was allegedly written as a scathing criticism of commercialism and the way in which the music industry treats artists. The song was interpreted as singer Daniel Johns’ venting his frustration towards their sudden fame and over-exposure.
Musical Style
"Freak" is a grunge rock song, showing significant influences of bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
Chart Success in Other Countries
In the United States, "Freak" reached number 4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number 9 in Canada's singles chart.
Awards
In 1997, "Freak" won the ARIA Award for "Best Single". This was a significant achievement for the band.
Music Video
The music video for "Freak" was directed by Gerald Casale from the band Devo. The video won the ARIA Award for Best Video in 1997.
Writing Credits
Silverchair's lead vocalist and guitarist, Daniel Johns, is the song's sole writer.
Pop Culture Influence
Even years after its release, "Freak" continues to be one of Silverchair's most popular songs and is still played on rock radio stations around the world.
Cover Versions
American heavy metal band Sevendust has covered "Freak" live, showcasing the song's enduring influence in the world of rock.

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