"Otherside" is a song by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released as the third single from their seventh studio album, Californication (1999), and confronts the battles addicts have with their prior addictions. The track was released in Australia and New Zealand in 1999 and was given an international release in January of the following year.
|Single by Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|from the album Californication|
|Songwriter(s)||Flea, Frusciante, Kiedis, Smith|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology|
The single was highly successful, peaking at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100, the fourth-highest peak for the band, and number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, which was, at the time, the fifth for the band. The song remained at number one on this chart for 13 consecutive weeks, one of the longest runs at the top of that chart. It was also a big success in Iceland, where it became the second single from the album to reach number one, and in New Zealand, where it charted at number five.
"Otherside" refers to former band member Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose in 1988.