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Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers song)

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"Give It Away"
Single by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik
ReleasedSeptember 1991
RecordedApril–June 1991
StudioThe Mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 4:43 (album version)
  • 3:47 (edit)
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer(s)Rick Rubin
Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology
"Show Me Your Soul"
"Give It Away"
"Under the Bridge"
Music video
"Give It Away" at YouTube

"Give It Away" is a song by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American rock band. It is on the band's fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991). It is the lead single for the album. Warner Bros. Records released the single in September 1991. The music in the song was written by John Frusciante and Flea. They wrote it months before recording the album. Anthony Kiedis, the singer for the band, wrote the words to the song.[2]

The song was popular. It was number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks music chart.[3] It was the band's first number one single. In 1992, the song went on the Billboard Hot 100. It was number nine on the UK Singles Chart.[4] The song won a Grammy Award in 1992. The band plays the song at many of their concerts.[5] They also played it at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Archived from the original on September 4, 2021. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  2. Apter, Jeff (2004). Fornication: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Story. Omnibus. ISBN 978-1-84449-381-4.
  3. "Red Hot Chili Peppers". Billboard. Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  4. "Official Singles Chart Top 75 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  5. "Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour Statistics – setlist.fm". Setlist.fm. Archived from the original on October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  6. Rutherford, Kevin (February 2, 2014). "Bruno Mars Gets One-Sided Super Bowl Bouncing With Biggest Hits". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2014.