Nothing Else Matters

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"Nothing Else Matters"
Song by Metallica
from the album Metallica
ReleasedApril 20, 1992
RecordedMay 30, 1991
GenreHeavy metal ballad
Songwriter(s)James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
Producer(s)Bob Rock, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich

"Nothing Else Matters" is the third single off of American metal band Metallica's fifth studio album Metallica. The song was released on April 20, 1992.

The song was able to make it to #11 on the Mainstream Rock and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[1][2] It was also certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3]

When he wrote the song, James Hetfield didn't want to show it to the band at first. Hetfield said in an interview with Metal Hammer: "I thought that Metallica could only be the four of us. These are songs about destroying things, head banging, bleeding for the crowd, whatever it is, as long as it wasn't about chicks and fast cars, even though that's what we liked. The song was about a girlfriend at the time. It turned out to be a pretty big song."[4]

A music video for the song was released. In the video, the band is recording the song in a studio. Footage of the band doing different things like shooting a basketball, donating money to a disabled veteran and choosing album artwork are shown.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Metallica - Mainstream Rock Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  2. "Metallica - Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  3. "Metallica – Nothing Else Matters". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  4. "Metallica's Nothing Else Matters: the story behind the song". Metal Hammer. Retrieved August 25, 2023.

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