Predictable (Good Charlotte song)

Single by Good Charlotte
from the album The Chronicles of Life and Death
Released September 18, 2004
Format CD single
Genre Pop punk, emo
Length 3:11
Label Epic
Writer(s) Benji Madden, Joel Madden
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Good Charlotte singles chronology
"Hold On"
"I Just Wanna Live"

"Predictable" is the first and lead single taken from American rock band Good Charlotte's third studio album, The Chronicles of Life and Death. This was the first single released that featured Chris Wilson as the band's drummer. This is not to be confused with "The Anthem", which was the first video to feature Wilson. "Predictable" was released to radio on August 24, 2004.[1] The song reached number one on November 12, 2004, on the MuchMusic Countdown. It was released in a Japanese version. In the Japanese version, only Benji Madden sang the Japanese part, because he was the only one who knew Japanese. The video, inspired by the film Edward Scissorhands, takes place in a town drawn by the guitarist Billy Martin, with the band in a house singing the English version. But the Japanese version was dubbed over the English audio.

This song was used for a commercial of Donkey Konga 2, and members of Good Charlotte also appear in the commercial.[2]

Track listing

Australia single
  1. "Predictable"
  2. "The Chronicles of Life and Death" (acoustic version)
  3. "The Anthem" (live from the Abbey Road sessions)
  4. "Hold On" (live from the Abbey Road sessions)
  5. "Predictable" (video)

Chart performance

Chart (2004) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 15
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 43
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 39
German Top 100[5] 29
Irish Top 50[6] 33
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 27
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 48
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 45
UK Top 75[8] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 28


  1. "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  3. ARIA Singles". ARIA Charts. Retrieved December 14, 2007.
  4. 1 2 3 4 . Retrieved December 14, 2007.
  5. German Top 100 Chart. Retrieved January 6, 2008.
  6. Irish Top 50 Chart. Retrieved January 6, 2008.
  7. . Retrieved March 22, 2007.
  8. UK Top 75 Chart. Retrieved January 6, 2008.
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