Papa Roach Tops 100 Million Views on YouTube with ‘Last Resort’


Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

The music video for Papa Roach’s 2000 rap-rock anthem “Last Resort” just surpassed the 100 million views on YouTube

Papa Roach broke into the mainstream with their 2000 rap-rock anthem “Last Resort.” Now, the song — which is still played regularly on rock radio — has hit a new milestone, as its music video just passed 100 million views on YouTube.

The clip, which runs 3 minutes and 20 seconds, features the members of Papa Roach rocking out on a colorful, bright stage, which is illuminated from below. Throughout the video, the audience members jump up and down and mosh along to the lyrics, “Cut my life into pieces / this is my last resort.”

The “Last Resort” version on YouTube that just passed 100 million views is the “squeaky-clean version,” which leaves out any profanity and suicide references. In fact, the guys of Papa Roach are a little surprised the regular version isn’t online.

“Not sure why the explicit version isn’t available on @YouTube,” Papa Roach tweeted. “Maybe if you [retweet] this enough, [Universal Music Group] will upload it.”

“Last Resort” arrived on Papa Roach’s breakout 2000 album, “Infest.” The band released their 10th studio album this year, “Who Do You Trust?” Papa Roach’s current single off the set, “Elevate,” is currently No. 11 on the BDS Mainstream Rock Radio chart.

Charles Ken
Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News

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