Snow (Hey Oh)" (occasionally stylized as " Snow ((Hey Oh))") is a song by American band Red Hot Chili Peppers from their 2006 double album, . The song was released as the follow-up single to " Stadium Arcadium Tell Me Baby" on November 20, 2006 and became the band's third straight number one hit on the chart, a spot it held for five straight weeks. The single was their 11th to top that chart, giving the band the all-time record for any artist on that chart, a record they still hold to date and extended in 2016 to 13.
Billboard Modern Rock
Anthony Kiedis states that the track is "about surviving, starting fresh. I've made a mess of everything, but I have a blank slate--a canvas of snow--and I get to start over." 
On June 28, 2012, at the band's concert at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Netherlands during the
I'm with You Tour, the band performed the song for the first time since the end of the Stadium Arcadium Tour nearly five years earlier.
"Snow (Hey Oh)" is a characteristically soft, melodic song, much like those from the band's prior album
. The song is driven by a rapid By the Way guitar riff by John Frusciante, and makes use of double stops on the bass by Flea. The song is written in the key of G# minor.
Frusciante.net revealed that this was going to be the third of seven songs released as a single from
. Before even being released as a single, it climbed to #53 in the UK Stadium Arcadium iTunes top 100 on May 13. Like its predecessor " Tell Me Baby", it peaked at #16 in the UK Singles Chart.
On January 17, 2007, "Snow (Hey Oh)" became the band's record-breaking 11th number-one
Modern Rock single in the United States and is the third consecutive chart-topping Modern Rock single from Stadium Arcadium.
In Germany, it was the band's most successful song, reaching #5, making it the band's only Top-10-song there.
In 2008 "Snow (Hey Oh)" was used as one of the official themes of
WWE WrestleMania XXIV. It was also used in in the two-part episode " Scrubs My Finale" and during the end credits in .
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The song can be heard in a flashback scene in the
episode " Cold Case Sabotage".
In an interview,
Tony Kaye, who also directed the video for " Dani California", told MTV he would be directing the video for the song. However, his footage wasn't used. Instead, Warner commissioned director Nick Wickham to shoot a new video showing the band at the October 17 and 18, 2006 shows at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, along with black and white film of fans at the parking lot and lines at the live show.
"Snow (Hey Oh)" has been the second most performed song from
Stadium Arcadium and has been performed over 250 times since 2006. As of 2017, the song is still featured regularly in the band's setlists.
Track listings and formats CD single "Snow (Hey Oh)" - 5:34
"Permutation" (Live) - 3:43 Maxi single 9362 42983-2 "Snow (Hey Oh)" - 5:34
"Funny Face" - 4:46
"I'll Be Your Domino" - 3:54 International CD single/7" picture disc 5439 15624-2 "Snow (Hey Oh)" - 5:34
"Funny Face" - 4:46 iTunes version single "Snow (Hey Oh)" - 5:34
"Funny Face" - 4:46
"I'll Be Your Domino" - 3:54
"Permutation" (Live) - 3:43
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Anthony Kiedis - lead vocals
John Frusciante - guitar, backing vocals,
mellotron Flea - bass
Chad Smith - drums, percussion
Charts and certifications
Certifications and sales
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