Failure (Breaking Benjamin song)

Single by Breaking Benjamin
from the album Dark Before Dawn
Released March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Length 3:35
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Benjamin Burnley
Producer(s) Benjamin Burnley
Breaking Benjamin singles chronology
"Blow Me Away"
"Angels Fall"
Dark Before Dawn track listing
"Angels Fall"

"Failure" is a song by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. The song was released on March 23, 2015 as the lead single on the band's fifth studio album, Dark Before Dawn. The track marks the band's first release since the start of an extended hiatus entered upon in mid-2010, and is also the first recording to feature a different lineup alongside singer, writer, and guitarist Benjamin Burnley. The track is their third single to reach No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, after "Breath" (2006) and "I Will Not Bow" (2009), and spent nine weeks there.[1]


Loudwire's Chad Childers stated the song is "stylistically true" to the band's past content,[2] and Dominique Kollie of Moargeek said "the song features the band's signature sound of metal-driven riffs coupled with soft hooks that maintain its angst-filled energy."[3] At MusicSnake, it is stated as "sure to catch the interest of alternative rock fans".[4] Metal Insider's Bran Teitelman associates the song with "the band's melodic mainstream hard rock".[5]


On March 12, 2015, Breaking Benjamin released a 15-second teaser of "Failure",[6] though its name was not confirmed until March 18, when it was formally announced via K-SHE '95.[7] On March 23, it became available as an automatic download with the pre-order of Dark Before Dawn,[8] but was also dispersed via rock radio and other media.[7] A lyric video and official music video for the song was released via Vevo on May 15 and June 26, respectively.[9][10][11]




Chart (2015) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 80
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[13] 8
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[14] 6
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[15] 28
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[16] 1


  1. "Chart Highlights: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea's 'Pretty Girls' Tops Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. Childers, Chad (March 23, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Unveils New Single 'Failure'". Loudwire. Diffuser Network. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. Kollie, Dominique (March 24, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Releases 'Failure': First New Single Since 2010". Moargeek. 503 Media. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  4. Ced, Cedric (March 24, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin: 'Failure' Single Review". MusicSnake. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  5. Teitelman, Bram (March 23, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Returns with First Single in Four Years". Metal Insider. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  6. Ratliff, Brandon (March 13, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Teases New Single Release". Project Backstage. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  7. 1 2 "New Breaking Benjamin album out in June; single coming next week". K-SHE '95. Real Rock Radio. March 18, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  8. "Breaking Benjamin to Release Dark Before Dawn Album in June". March 23, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  9. Breaking Benjamin (May 15, 2015). Breaking Benjamin - Failure (Official Lyric Video) (video). Vevo. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  10. Fanelli, Damian (June 26, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Premiere Live "Failure" Video — Exclusive". Guitar World. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  11. Breaking Benjamin (June 27, 2015). Breaking Benjamin - Failure (Official Video) (video). Vevo. Event occurs at 3m39s. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  12. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  13. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  14. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  15. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  16. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 3, 2015.

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