Pink Scorching Chili Peppers’ “Californication” Video Passes Billion Views

All people’s been there and we don’t imply on trip: Pink Scorching Chili Peppers’ music video for “Californication” has handed one billion views on YouTube. It’s RHCP’s first billion-eyeball video, Selection experiences, averaging over 290,000 views per day in 2022.

Launched in 2000 and posted to YouTube in 2009, the video was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. It stars shirtless band members Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and John Frusciante, each in actual life and as digital, Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater-style avatars. The video finish with an earthquake swallowing band and California alike, and you’ll revisit it under.

Because the fourth single from 1999’s Californication, the title observe peaked at a really good No. 69 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart and hit No. 1 for Mainstream Rock Tracks and Trendy Rock Tracks within the US. However although it didn’t fairly attain the lofty heights of their largest hits, “Beneath the Bridge,” “Scar Tissue,” “Otherside,”  and “Dani California,” “Californication” has turn into by far their hottest video. In second place, “Otherside” has over 600 million views, whereas “Scar Tissue” and [checks notes] The Getaway observe “Darkish Requirements” are each over 400 million.

The billion-view milestone comes simply days after Pink Scorching Chili Peppers introduced 2023 tour dates with The Strokes, Iggy Pop, The Mars Volta, St. Vincent, The Roots, Thundercat, and King Princess. Tickets can be found right here.


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