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Blurry on Wikipedia
Single by Puddle of Mudd
from the album Come Clean
ReleasedOctober 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)
RecordedOctober–December 2000
  • 5:04
  • 4:17
  • Flawless
  • Geffen
  • Wes Scantlin
  • Doug Ardito
  • Jimmy Allen
Puddle of Mudd singles chronology

"Blurry" is a song by the American rock band Puddle of Mudd. It was released in October 2001 as the second single from the album Come Clean.


  • 1 Composition and background
    • 1.1 Composition
    • 1.2 Background
  • 2 Commercial performance
  • 3 Track listings
  • 4 Music video
  • 5 Charts
    • 5.1 Weekly charts
    • 5.2 Year-end charts
  • 6 Uses in media
  • 7 Accolades
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links


Guitar One magazine named Doug Ardito's "Blurry" guitar harmonic riff as one of its "Top Ten Riffs of the Decade".[citation needed]

The song is written in the key of G♭ major with a moderately slow tempo of 78 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of C♭–D♭–E♭m, and the vocals in the song span from C♭4 to C♭7.[1]


Puddle of Mudd's lead singer Wes Scantlin wrote this about his desire to be a good father and hang with his child. "Blurry" angered Scantlin's son's mother when she first heard the song. She and Scantlin are separated. According to Scantlin, "Blurry" helped bring some issues into the open and improved their relationship.[2]

Commercial performance

"Blurry" is one of Puddle of Mudd's most famous songs, reaching the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts for ten and nine weeks, respectively. This soon propelled the single to mainstream success, reaching the number 5 spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[3] and Billboard Hot 100.[4] The song is also the band's highest selling U.S. single ever, with sales of 753,000 copies, as of 2010.[5] Additionally, the song's writers, Wes Scantlin, Doug Ardito, and Jimmy Allen won ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for this tune.[6] "Blurry" also won 2 Billboard Awards in 2002, for Modern Rock Track of the Year and Rock Track of the Year. It also received the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. "Blurry" reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart on its release there in June 2002, becoming the band's highest charting single in the United Kingdom.

Track listings

Promo Single[7]
Enhanced Single[8]

Music video

The music video for the song shows Scantlin playing with his son, Jordan, interspersed with shots of the band playing in a garage. Towards the end, as the song picks up, it shows Jordan driving off in the back seat with a man and a woman in the front seat (presumably Jordan's mother and stepfather), as Wes watches the car sadly. The video was directed by Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst.

Uses in media

  • This song was used as the title theme for the video game Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.[24]
  • This song was used in the trailer for the 2003 film A Man Apart.[25]
  • This song was used in a TV spot for the 2004 film The Butterfly Effect.
  • On June 21, 2011, this song was released as downloadable content for the rhythm game Rock Band 3.[26]
  • The song was used in the American television show The Secret Life of the American Teenager in the series finale.


  1. ^ "Blurry". Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Blurry by Puddle of Mudd". Songfacts. 
  3. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 510.
  5. ^ "Chart Watch Extra: Top 20 Songs In Digital History - Chart Watch". 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  6. ^ ""Elvis Costello Receives Founders Award at 20th Annual Pop Music Awards" American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Retrieved June 16, 2011". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Puddle of Mudd – 'Blurry'. Companies, credits, notes, barcode and all the versions released". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Puddle of Mudd – 'Blurry'. Companies, credits, notes, barcode and all the versions released". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  9. ^ "Puddle of Mudd - Chart history (The Hot 100)". Billboard. 
  10. ^ "Puddle of Mudd - Chart history (Mainstream Rock Songs)". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "Puddle of Mudd - Chart history (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. 
  12. ^ a b c "'Come Clean' - Puddle of Mudd: Awards (Billboard Singles)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  13. ^ "Puddle of Mudd". Billboard. 
  14. ^ " – Puddle of Mudd – Blurry" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ " – Puddle of Mudd Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  17. ^ " – Puddle of Mudd – Blurry" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ " – Puddle of Mudd – Blurry". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ " – Puddle of Mudd – Blurry". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Official UK Charts Company: Puddle of Mudd". Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  21. ^ a b "The Year in Music 2002". Billboard. Vol. 114 no. 52. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. December 28, 2002. p. YE-87. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  22. ^ "The Year in Music 2002". Billboard. Vol. 114 no. 52. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. December 28, 2002. p. YE-38. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  23. ^ "The Year in Music 2002". Billboard. Vol. 114 no. 52. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. December 28, 2002. p. YE-41. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  24. ^ "Puddle of Mudd. Soundtrack. 'Blurry'". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-22. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  25. ^ "Trailer of A Man Apart". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  26. ^ "Blurry in Rock Band 3 DLC list". 
  27. ^ Dickinson, Boonsri (2009-12-07). "Top Alternative Songs of the Decade - 2000s - AOL Radio Blog". AOL Radio. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

External links

  • "Blurry" official music video on YouTube
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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