I Disappear

"I Disappear"
Metallica - I Disappear cover.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Mission: Impossible 2 (soundtrack)
ReleasedMay 9, 2000
FormatCD single
Recorded2000
GenreHeavy metal
Length4:26
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Metallica singles chronology
"No Leaf Clover"
(2000)
"I Disappear"
(2000)
"St. Anger"
(2003)
Music video
"I Disappear" on YouTube

"I Disappear" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. The song was recorded as a contribution to the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks for seven (non-consecutive) weeks in summer 2000. It does not appear on any of Metallica's studio albums, making it the band's only standalone single. The song, which won a 2000 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for "Song of the Year From a Movie Soundtrack,"[1] is the last Metallica studio recording to feature bassist Jason Newsted.

The discovery of an unfinished version of the song in early 2000 on the peer-to-peer file sharing network Napster helped bring the illegal sharing of mp3 files to the spotlight, leading to the lawsuits that eventually brought down the original incarnation of Napster.

Track listing

Two versions of the single were released, one with the song only, and a second featuring a second, instrumental version of the song. They bear different catalog numbers.[2]

With instrumental

Written and composed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

No.TitleLength
1."I Disappear"4:29
2."I Disappear" (Instrumental)4:26
  • The single incorrectly lists the track lengths as 4:26 and 4:32, respectively.

Song only

Written and composed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

No.TitleLength
1."I Disappear"4:29
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