Polyamorous (song)

Single by Breaking Benjamin
from the album Saturate
Released July 16, 2002
Format CD
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal
Length 2:56
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Benjamin Burnley
Producer(s) Ulrich Wild
Breaking Benjamin singles chronology
Saturate track listing
Music sample

"Polyamorous" is a song by American post-grunge/alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin. It was released in July 2002 as the lead single from their debut album Saturate. The song reached number 31 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart and number 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Track listing

Promotional single #1
1."Polyamorous"  Benjamin Burnley3:04
2."Call Out Hook"   0:11
3."Call Out Hook 2"   0:09
Promotional single #2
1."Polyamorous"  Benjamin Burnley2:58
2."Shallow Bay (Demo)"  Benjamin Burnley4:03

Music videos

Two music videos were produced for "Polyamorous." The original version deals with a voyeuristic couple who, with the use of a joystick and various monitors for hidden cameras, are spying on other couples. The band is seen performing in the same chambers as these couples are as well as in a cage in a green, electric voltage effect as he sings. The voyeuristic couple continues to spy until they see themselves on the monitor and look behind themselves to see the same camera they use to spy. This is the version found on the Dear Agony Best Buy bonus DVD. It can be seen here .

The second video for "Polyamorous" served as a promotional vehicle for the video game Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted. It features the same footage of the band performing in an empty swimming pool intercut with cinematic clips from the video game. The voltage effect on Benjamin's eyes and mouth, is blue in this version. This version can be seen as a computer bonus feature on the Saturate CD. It can be also be seen here

Critical reception

Chuck Taylor of Billboard said the song, "sounds almost like a throwback to the days when pummeling a performance into tatters was more the name of the game than a congenial vocal amid a wall of wailing guitars."[1]


"Polyamorous" appeared in various video games including Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, WWE WrestleMania 21 and WWE Day of Reckoning. The track "Firefly" from We Are Not Alone is also in WWE Day of Reckoning and WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw[2][3]


Chart (2002) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[4] 31
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 19


  1. Taylor, Chuck (August 3, 2002). "Reviews & Previews". Billboard.
  2. "WWE Day of Reckoning soundtrack". News.gamewinners.com. 2004-08-13. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  3. "New Games, Newest Games". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  4. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  5. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
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