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Lonely Day

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"Lonely Day"
Song by System of a Down
from the album Hypnotize
ReleasedApril 17, 2006
GenreHard rock, alternative rock
LabelAmerican, Columbia
Songwriter(s)Daron Malakian
Producer(s)Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian

"Lonely Day" is the second single off of American rock band System of a Down's fifth studio album Hypnotize. The song was released on April 17, 2006.

The song was able to make it to #10 on the Alternative Airplay, #10 on the Mainstream Rock, and #23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles charts.[1][2][3] The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4] The song was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards but lost to Wolfmother's "Woman".[5]

Guitarist Daron Malakian wrote the song. The song is about a day in his life that he wants to forget.

A music video for the song was released. In the video, the band is relaxing on their tour bus while Malakian sings. The World is in slow motion. While people go about their day, different objects are on fire. The band's tour bus leaves the burning city.

The song appears in the 2007 movie Disturbia and on an episode of and on the soundtrack to the 2023 Netflix comedy drama series Beef.[6][7]


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  1. "System of a Down - Alternative Airplay Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  2. "System of a Down - Mainstream Rock Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  3. "System of a Down - Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  4. "System of a Down – Lonely Day". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  5. "49th Annual Grammy Awards: Winners & Nominees". Grammy Awards. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  6. "The 25 greatest uses of rock music in movies". Kerrang. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  7. "Here's every song on the 'Beef' soundtrack". NME. Retrieved September 25, 2023.

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