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The Sound of Winter

"The Sound of Winter"
Single by Bush
from the album The Sea of Memories
Released 22 July 2011
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 3:31
Label Zuma Rock Records
Writer(s) Gavin Rossdale
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Bush singles chronology
"The Afterlife"
"The Sound of Winter"
"Baby Come Home"

"The Sound of Winter" is a song by British post-grunge band Bush. The song is the second single released from the band's fifth studio album The Sea of Memories.

Music videoEdit

Directed by Meiert Avis, on 9 and 10 August in Malibu, California, the music video opens in similar fashion to that of the music video for the song "Yellow" by Coldplay, with Gavin Rossdale walking down the beach on a cold, grey morning singing the first verse and chorus. Afterwards the video unfolds into a blissful summer party with jamming, shooting pool, and guitar playing on the beach. Chris Traynor's wife and daughter also appear in the video.[1]

Release and promotionEdit

The song was the second single released from the band's fifth studio album "The Sea of Memories", and was released on 22 July 2011. The band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 21 July, debuting the song to promote the album. The band also performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 22 September and Discovery Channel's American Chopper Live on 6 December 2011.[2] Their Chopper appearance marked the series' second highest rated episode to date.[3] The song was also featured on the NHL 12 soundtrack [4] and in the 2013 film The Call.

Commercial performanceEdit

"The Sound of Winter" achieved great commercial success on several North America charts. On 18 October 2011 it topped the Alternative Songs chart knocking off "Walk" by the Foo Fighters. Not only was it the band's fifth #1 hit single on the chart (their first in 12 years, since 1999's "The Chemicals Between Us"), but it also became the first self-released single to reach #1 on the Alternative radio chart.[5][6] On 19 November it topped the Rock Songs chart, becoming their first #1 song on the chart.[7]


Chart (2011–12) Peak
Canada (Active Rock)[8] 3
Canada (Alternative Rock)[9] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 71
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[11] 4
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 37
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[15] 4


  1. ^ "Music Video History at - A Comprehensive Fan Site For The Band Bush". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Multi-Platinum Rock Band BUSH to Perform at Chopper Live : Discovery Channel". 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ Exton, Emily (2011-12-07). "'American Chopper' live show draws big ratings: Here's the winning bike | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  4. ^ "NHL®12 Soundtrack – Continuing the Authentic NHL Arena Experience". 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Bush Back Atop Alternative Songs With Self-Released 'The Sound of Winter' - Chart Beat". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Bush Makes Rock Radio History: Mediabase Counts The Sound Of Winter". 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Alternative Songs". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  8. ^ Rock, Canadian (2011-11-29). "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - November 29, 2011". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  9. ^ Rock, Canadian (2011-11-01). "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - November 1, 2011". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Bush Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Bush.
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  12. ^ "Bush Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Bush.
  13. ^ "Bush Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Bush.
  14. ^ "Bush Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Bush.
  15. ^ "Bush Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Bush.

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