Dani California (4:44)

Cover of Stadium Arcadium

From Stadium Arcadium and 9 other releases

“Dani California” is the first single from the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. The single was first made available at the iTunes Music Store and then was officially released on May 2, 2006. The international radio premiere was April 3, 2006, when Don Jantzen from the Houston radio station KTBZ-FM, played “Dani California” continuously for his entire three hour program.

The single debuted on the The Billboard Hot 100 at #24 and peaked at #6, becoming the band’s third single (after “Under the Bridge” and “Scar Tissue”) to surpass the top-ten. In addition, “Dani California” became the second song in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, after R.E.M.’s 1994 hit “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”, and also charted at #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts. The song won two Grammy Awards, one for Best Rock Song and the other for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. It also marked the band’s join-biggest UK hit to date along with “By the Way”, peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Chart, being kept out of #1 by Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy.

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