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Single by Tantric
from the album Tantric
Released May 21, 2001
Format CD
Genre Post-grunge
Length 3:10
Label Maverick Records
Tantric singles chronology

"Breakdown" is the debut single by post-grunge band Tantric and the lead single from their self-titled album. It is the band's most successful song, having reached #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks and helped the album achieve platinum status in 2001.

Lyrically, "Breakdown" describes a person filled with resentment and self-disgust. The music video, which found substantial airplay on MTV2, follows this theme. Contrary to the band's acoustic-heavy sound, "Breakdown" also utilizes a digital effect at the end of the chorus.


The song was included on the soundtrack to the 2001 film Driven and The Shield: Music from the Streets in 2005. It was also featured on the Spin This, Monitor This!, and Noize compilations.


Year Chart Position
2001 Billboard Hot 100 106
2001 Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
2001 Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 4

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Preceded by
"Outside" by Aaron Lewis featuring Fred Durst
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
March 31, 2001
Succeeded by
"Duck and Run" by 3 Doors Down


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