Contact Us

No. 8: Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘By The Way’ – Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs

Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'By The Way'

Red Hot Chili Peppers have pumped out monster hits throughout the 2000s, much like they did in the 1990s. The band’s follow-up to ‘Californication’ brought RHCP into the 21st Century with an increasingly sturdy sense of importance, as ‘By the Way,’ the title track of the band’s 2002 album, began a run which would allow the band to sell over 13 million copies of the album worldwide.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis would refer to the single as “an über-bombastic assault of non-commercialism,” despite its commercial success.

Next Song: No. 7

Skip to: No. 50 | No. 40 | No. 30 | No. 20 | No. 10

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!