Take a Load Off

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"Take a Load Off"
Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album Stone Temple Pilots
ReleasedJune 2010
FormatCD single
Digital download
Recorded2009
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock
Length3:11
LabelAtlantic
Writer(s)Dean DeLeo (music),
Scott Weiland (lyrics)
Producer(s)Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo
Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology
"Between the Lines"
(2010)
"Take a Load Off"
(2010)
"Cinnamon"
(2010)
Stone Temple Pilots track listing
"Between the Lines"
(Track 1)
"Take a Load Off"
(Track 2)
"Huckleberry Crumble"
(Track 3)
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Music video
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See also: Take a Load Off Your Feet (Beach Boys) and The Weight (Robbie Robertson) with the chorus "Take a load off Annie ..."
"Take a Load Off"
Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album Stone Temple Pilots
ReleasedJune 2010
FormatCD single
Digital download
Recorded2009
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock
Length3:11
LabelAtlantic
Writer(s)Dean DeLeo (music),
Scott Weiland (lyrics)
Producer(s)Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo
Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology
"Between the Lines"
(2010)
"Take a Load Off"
(2010)
"Cinnamon"
(2010)
Stone Temple Pilots track listing
"Between the Lines"
(Track 1)
"Take a Load Off"
(Track 2)
"Huckleberry Crumble"
(Track 3)
Music sample
Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player.
You can download the clip or download a player to play the clip in your browser.
Music video
"Take A Load Off" on YouTube

"Take a Load Off" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. "Take a Load Off" is the second track off the band's sixth studio album, Stone Temple Pilots, released in 2010. The song was the album's second single, after the #1 hit "Between the Lines". A music video for "Take a Load Off" was released on September 8, 2010.[1] The song was used in Shift 2: Unleashed.

Composition[edit]

"Take a Load Off" was composed by guitarist Dean DeLeo. In writing this song, singer Scott Weiland listened to and studied poetical lyricists to learn how to free his writing from his autobiographical and "self-obsessed" nature. "There's an art to telling a story, and it can mean anything, or it can mean nothing."[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010)Peak
position
Billboard Alternative Songs24[3]
Billboard Rock Songs24[3]
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Take A Load Off' Video Released". BlabberMouth. 
  2. ^ Stone Temple Pilots (band); Ted Stryker (interviewer) (May 17, 2010). World Premiere & Interview: Stone Temple Pilots "Huckleberry Crumble" (Streaming video). Los Angeles, California: KROQ. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Stone Temple Pilots - Take a Load Off". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011.

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