Throwback Thursday ‘Headstrong’ by Trapt (2002)
"Headstrong" was the debut single from Trapt. It was off of their debut self-titled album.
Trapt is a band from Los Gatos, California.
The song crossed over to pop radio and peaked at #4 on Billboard Mainstream Top 40.
All this success lead to "Headstrong" winning two Billboard Music Awards in 2003 for "Best Modern Rock Track" and "Best Rock Track".
According to Wikipedia, "'Headstrong' was rated the No. 1 alternative song and No. 8 rock song of the 2000s by Billboard."
But you can't please everybody. In a 2018 poll done by UltimateGuitar.com, "Headstrong" was voted the fourth-worst guitar riff of all time.
Trapt released a new album in 2020, but it was kind of a flop. It didn't even chart on the Billboard 200 album charts. Then in 2021, the drummer, Michael Smith, quit due to disagreements with the lead singer. Lead singer, Chris Taylor Brown, had been using the group's social media pages to be very outspoken about his political beliefs. The band's socials were even suspended for a while due to Brown's actions. I guess you could say Chris Taylor Brown is pretty 'headstrong' and is willing to 'take on anyone.
Scrolling through the comments on the video's YouTube page, I couldn't help but giggle at this comment from Hawaiian robot, "Man this is the anthem of punching drywall and wanting to yell at your stepdad." I don't have a stepdad, but I feel like Hawaiian robot really sums up the song better than I ever could.
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