The song has had good radioplay in Canada, and was placed on Radio and Records’ Canadian Rock Chart, placing it at #1. It has entered the Modern Rock Tracks chart in April 2008 and reached #1 for the week of August 2, 2008, which made “Let It Die” their seventh number one single on this chart and their 3rd straight #1 hit after “The Pretender” and “Long Road to Ruin”. It already charted #60 in Canadian Hot 100 and in Mainstream Rock Tracks where it peaks at #5. The single gave the Foo Fighters three songs in the Modern Rock Tracks’ Top 20 simultaneously, making them one of four acts to ever accomplish that feat (the others being R.E.M., U2, and Linkin Park). When “Let it Die” became the third song from the album to reach the top of the chart, it made Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace the ninth album in history to achieve the feat.
It is the band’s most successful third single from an album, beating “For All the Cows,” “My Hero,” “Generator,” “Low,” and “Resolve” chart wise.
In July the song managed to chart in Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles at #6 becoming the first third single for a record of Foo Fighters to achieve that.
A music video for the song was shot on May 18th in Los Angeles, directed by Martin Fougerol (U2, The White Stripes, Wolfmother). The video was due to premiere on MTV’s TRL in June but failed to appear, and the video still has yet to be released.
Fuse has aired a live version from the band’s 2008 performance at Madison Square Garden. The performance originally aired as Fuse Rocks the Garden: Foo Fighters. It has been mildly successful and has climbed to #5 on the most requested rock videos on the channel.
The single has currently only been released as an iTunes exclusive digital download, listed as a Digital EP.
All songs by Foo Fighters, except where noted.
1. “Let It Die” - 4:05
2. “Keep the Car Running” (Richard Patrick, Tim Kingsbury, Regine Chassagne, William Butler, Win Butler & Jeremy Gara) (originally performed by The Arcade Fire)- 3:27
3. “If Ever” - 4:16
4. “Come Alive (Demo Version)” - 5:32
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks #1
Canadian Rock Chart #1
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #5
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles #6
iTunes Alternative Top 100 #40
Billboard Canadian Hot 100 #58
Edited by maplejet on 18 Sep 2008, 16:12
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