System of a Down’s iconic hit song “Chop Suey!” has surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. The song was released as the first single from the band’s 2001 album “Toxicity” and immediately made a huge impact on rock radio. It earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance and was certified Platinum in the UK. The song peaked at No. 17 on the UK singles chart and No. 76 on the US Billboard 100.
The music video for “Chop Suey!” has also been viewed over 1.2 billion times on YouTube, which is an impressive feat considering the video was released over 20 years ago. The song’s relevance and popularity have endured over time, cementing it as one of the band’s staple tracks.
“Chop Suey!” was produced by legendary music producer Rick Rubin, who revealed in a 2016 interview that the song was originally going to be called “Self-Righteous Suicide,” but the record company rebelled against the title. The band ultimately decided to name it “Chop Suey!” instead, a decision Rubin found amusing.
System of a Down is set to headline the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas in May 2023. They will be performing alongside other renowned rock and metal acts such as Korn, Evanescence, Incubus, and Deftones.