Undead is one of the most popular songs by Hollywood Undead, released as the second single off of Swan Songs. It was initially created in 2007 when it was intended to be released on Hollywood Undead. Once the band signed to another label and began work on Swan Songs, they re-recorded and remastered the song for the album.
When asked about who or what the attacks in the song are pointed towards, the band answered with their record label, which at the time was MySpace Records. When re-recording the song under the label of A&M/Octone, the band kept the same lyrics.
It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and #10 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
The song peaked at #10 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #12 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, and #4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. "Undead" was released as a 7" single in the United Kingdom on HMV with "Circles" as a B-side track.
During Super Bowl XLIII, a trailer aired for "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," which featured "Undead" as the trailer's theme song. The song is also featured in the video games "UFC 2009: Undisputed," and is part of the soundtrack of "Madden NFL 09."
MMA fighter Josh Neer used this song as his entrance music during UFC 101. The song was used in the New York Knicks' 2009-2010 introduction video. The song was used in the NBC telecast of WrestleMania XXV, highlighting the match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Most recently, the song was used in a television spot trailer for the 2011 remake film, "Conan the Barbarian." The song was also used for Shiima Xion during his run in the indie circuit.
For the 2011-2012 season, the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League used the song for their pre-game player introductions.
In 2012, Deuce remade the song under the title Nine Lives. This version consists of Deuce performing the original chorus, with a few lyrical changes. Deuce also sings over Johnny 3 Tears' verse, making slight changes to some lines. This track was used as a promotional release for Deuce's debut solo album, Nine Lives.
It was played in October 4, 2017, during a Penguins game against the Blues at the PPG Paints Arena after Paul Stastny scored a goal in the third.
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