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"Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" is a single from Chevelle's album This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In). It was their second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number three on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. In interviews, it has been stated that "Vitamin R" is Ritalin. The song was written about a friend of the Loeffler brothers, who was misdiagnosed with ADHD, and developed an addiction to Ritalin.[1]

"Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)"
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Single by Chevelle
from the album This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
ReleasedAugust 2, 2004
Format
GenreAlternative metal
Length3:43 (album version)
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
  • Pete Loeffler
  • Sam Loeffler
  • Joe Loeffler
Producer(s)Michael "Elvis" Baskette
Chevelle singles chronology
"Closure"
(2003)
"Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)"
(2004)
"The Clincher"
(2005)

The song's music video revolves around imagery seen in the items of a cubicle. The images become real, life size landscapes that vocalist Pete Loeffler is seen drifting through.[2]

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ChartsEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 68
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 3
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steffens, Charlie (21 Feb 2005). "Exclusive! Interview With Chevelle Drummer Sam Loeffler". KNAC.com. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ Chevelle - Vitamin R (Leading Us Along) [VEVO] on YouTube