Sad but True

"Sad but True" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in February 1993 as the fifth and final single from their eponymous fifth album, Metallica. The music video from the single was released in October, 1992.

"Sad but True"
Metallica - Sad but True cover.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Metallica
B-side
ReleasedFebruary 8, 1993[1]
Format
RecordedJune 16, 1991 at One on One Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal
Length5:24
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Metallica singles chronology
"Wherever I May Roam"
(1992)
"Sad but True"
(1993)
"Until It Sleeps"
(1996)
Music video
"Sad but True" on YouTube
Audio sample
"Sad But True"

Track listingEdit

US Single
  1. "Sad but True"
  2. "So What"
International Single Part 1
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:27
  2. "So What" - 3:09
  3. "Harvester of Sorrow (Live)" - 6:41
International Single Part 2
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:27
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Elevator Version)" - 6:31
  3. "Creeping Death (Live)" - 8:01
  4. "Sad but True (Demo)" - 4:53
UK Picture Single
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:26
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Live)" - 6:13
  3. "Sad but True (Live)" - 6:12
UK & Germany Vinyl 7" Single
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:24
  2. "Nothing Else Matters" - 6:29
French Single
  1. "Sad but True" - 5:27
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Edit)" - 6:29
International 7" Inch Vinyl Single
  1. "Sad but True"
  2. "Nothing Else Matters (Live)"
  3. "Sad but True (Live)"

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 50
Denmark (IFPI)[4] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 42
Ireland (IRMA) 13
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 42
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 31
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 98
U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard) 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Metallica. "Sad But True". Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Metallica – Sad But True". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Metallica – Sad But True" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Metallica Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Metallica" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Metallica – Sad But True". Top 40 Singles.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Metallica – Sad But True". VG-lista.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Metallica – Sad But True". Singles Top 100.