Sound of Madness

"Sound of Madness"
Single by Shinedown
from the album The Sound of Madness
Released February 23, 2009 (Europe)
February 20, 2009 (U.S.) (Rock radio only)
Format CD single, digital download
Length 3:54
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Brent Smith, Dave Bassett
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Shinedown singles chronology
"Second Chance"
"Sound of Madness"
"If You Only Knew"

"Sound of Madness" is a single by American rock band Shinedown from their 2008 album The Sound of Madness and is also the album's title track, despite the exclusion of the word "the" in the song's title. The song was chosen to be the title track after some road testing on a short run of dates.[1] It was released on February 23, 2009 in Europe.[2] As of June 20, 2009, the song has peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it their third straight single to reach the top spot on the chart. This makes Shinedown the only band to have their first ten singles all reach the top five on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Track listing

UK CD Single
1."Sound of Madness" (Album Version)3:53
2."Call Me" (Warner Germany Acoustic Session)6:15
3."Sound of Madness" (Warner Germany Acoustic Session)4:13


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 85
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 5
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 2


Preceded by
"Know Your Enemy" by Green Day
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
June 20, 2009 July 4, 2009
Succeeded by
"New Divide" by Linkin Park
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