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Rollin' (Limp Bizkit song)

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Released  October 10, 2000
Genre  Nu metal rap metal
Format  CD
Length  3:33
Recorded  2000 at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Writer(s)  Fred Durst, Wes Borland, John Otto, Sam Rivers

"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" is a song by the American nu metal band Limp Bizkit from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. It was released as the second single along with "My Generation". The song peaked at number sixty five on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the chart for seventeen weeks. Outside the United States, "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" topped the charts in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, peaked within the top ten of the charts in Austria, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden and the top twenty of the charts in Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

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"Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)", a remix of "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" featuring hip-hop artists DMX and Method Man & Redman, and produced by Swizz Beatz, is also featured on the Chocolate Starfish album. The remix is also featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious.

Music video

The music video was filmed atop the South Tower of the former World Trade Center in New York City. The introduction features Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff mistaking Fred Durst for the valet and giving him the keys to their Bentley Azure. Also making a cameo is break dancer Mr. Wiggles. The rest of the video has several cuts to Durst and his bandmates hanging out of the Bentley as they drive about Manhattan. The song Ben Stiller is playing at the beginning is "My Generation" from the same album. The video also features scenes of Fred Durst with 5 girls dancing in a room. The video was filmed around the same time as the film Zoolander, which explains Stiller and Dorff's appearance. Fred Durst has a small cameo in that film.

"Rollin'" video received the award for Best Rock Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. On September 10, 2001 (one day before the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack), Limp Bizkit received a letter from the World Trade Center, thanking them for featuring the towers in the video. The song was featured in UpVenue's top songs that make you drive faster.

In popular culture

It was parodied as "Posin'" on the television series MADtv, and the "Urban Assault Vehicle" version was listed on VH1's list of the 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs.

Former MLB player Scott Rolen used the song as his walk-up song before he batted.

"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" was well known among WWE fans as the entrance theme for professional wrestler The Undertaker from December 2000 to May 2002, and again for WrestleMania XIX in 2003 where it was performed live.

The song is featured as a track that can be selected on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando.

It is also the song in the intro video of NHL Hitz 20-02, and is heard in the menus and gameplay as well. The song was also the goal song for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL from 2005 to 2007.

It was featured in American Dad!'s episode Next of Pin.

Track listings

The song was released in three versions, each with a different cover color and track listing. There was also a DVD that was only released in the United Kingdom.

CD1
  1. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" 9/11
  2. "I Would For You (Live)"
  3. "Take A Look Around (Instrumental)"
  4. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" (music video)
CD2
  1. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"
  2. "Show Me What You Got"
  3. "Rollin' (Instrumental)"
  4. Video Snippets
Rollin' DVD

Video Snippets

  1. My Generation 0:30
  2. N2Gether Now 0:30
  3. Break Stuff 0:30
  4. Re-Arranged 0:30

References

Rollin' (Limp Bizkit song) Wikipedia


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