We Are Not Alone

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We Are Not Alone
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 29, 2004
RecordedOctober 2003–January 2004
StudioMirror Image Studios
ProducerDavid Bendeth

We Are Not Alone is an album by Breaking Benjamin that features several contributions by Billy Corgan. He co-wrote "Follow", "Forget It", and "Rain", while also contributing additional guitar to "Forget It". An outtake called "Better Days" – also co-written by Corgan – appeared on the Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin compilation. In 2005, the album was re-released with a full-band version of "Rain" which was also released as a single.

Frontman Benjamin Burnley said the experience working with Corgan was one the highlights of his career. "I wanted the band to sound different, and the best way to do that was to get Billy", he told Rolling Stone.[1] In an interview with MTV, he elaborated: "At first, I was so nervous. When I met him I was like, 'Oh shit, that's Billy Corgan.' But after a while I got more comfortable, and then he just became Billy. I'd come in every day, we'd order soup, eat and then we'd get to work. It was great."[2]

The album sold 48,000 copies on its first week and was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 13, 2005.[3]

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fink, Jeremy Hummel, Mark Klepaski, and Billy Corgan.

Main release
6."Forget It"3:38
Total length:39:28
2005 re-release
12."Rain" (2005 version)3:22
Total length:42:54

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
June 29, 2004 Hollywood 2061-62428-2 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
2005 Hollywood 2061-62460-2 CD US Discogs [1][2]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Chart positions[edit | edit source]

Year Song Chart Peak
2005 "Rain" US Modern Rock Tracks 39
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 23

Certifications[edit | edit source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[8] Gold 7,500^
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Miller, Kirk. "Breaking Benjamin Break". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  2. "Billy Corgan, Evanescence Help Breaking Benjamin Break Big". MTV. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  3. "RIAA certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2015-09-04.
  4. "Charts.nz – Breaking Benjamin – We Are Not Alone". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  5. "Breaking Benjamin Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  6. "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2004". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  7. "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  8. "New Zealand album certifications – Breaking Benjamin – We Are Not Alone". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  9. "American album certifications – Breaking Benjamin – We Are Not Alone". RIAA. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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