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...To Be Loved

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October 11, 2006


CD, 7" single


December 2005-May 2006 at the Paramour Mansion in Hollywood, California

Jacoby Shaddix, Tobin Esperance

"...To Be Loved" is the first single from the band Papa Roach's fifth album, The Paramour Sessions, and eighth released single in total. The song is a slight return to the band early work, the song starts with a rapping introduction but as the introduction goes, the rapping then goes into fast screaming making it different from the usual rapping of the band's early releases. Most of the song is singing with Jacoby singing in the verses and also choruses. The song follows the band's hard rock sound of their previous album. The song hit American radio stations on August 7, 2006. The song was played in full on Kerrang! Radio in the United Kingdom on August 1, 2006 and has since become available to download via the iTunes Store and Walmart Downloads store as a radio edit version. On September 18 the single became available in UK stores as a 7" vinyl picture disc with a complimentary Papa Roach sticker. The CD was released on October 11, 2006. The song was served as the official theme song for WWE Raw on the USA Network from October 9, 2006 to November 9, 2009. The song has risen to #8 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and #14 on the Modern Rock Tracks and played during the theatrical trailer of the 2008 film Never Back Down.


Music video

The music video was shot at Park Plaza Hotel (Los Angeles) and was directed by Kevin Kerslake. It begins by showing two skimpy-dressed women who are picked up by the vocalist, Jacoby Shaddix, of the band with three other women in the back. Then they arrive at a building where the band is playing. Meanwhile, strippers and circus performers are seen in the background, along with a huge crowd of fans. The video was shot on August 3, 2006. On August 15, 2006, the video for "...To Be Loved" premiered on Yahoo Music. There are three versions. The original censored one, one for public viewings (which removes the scene where a girl is shown on a leash), and an uncensored version. The start of the song also samples The Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop, with the 'Hey Ho, Lets Go!'.


The music video had various actors, adult stars, and musicians in this video. Jason Jenson "Musician" Lead Singer of the band formally known as Die Trying. Telly "Leatherface" Blackwood known actor, producer, wrestler from MTV's Viva La Bam.

Track listing

7" single


...To Be Loved Wikipedia