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|"Sad but True"|
|Single by Metallica|
|from the album Metallica|
|Released||February 8, 1993|
|Recorded||June 16, 1991 at One on One Studios, Los Angeles, California|
|Metallica singles chronology|
"Sad But True"
"Sad but True" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in February 1993 as the fifth and final single from their eponymous fifth album, Metallica. The music video from the single was released in October, 1992.
Though the band had used "D standard" tuning for the recording and subsequent performances of covers such as "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" and "The Small Hours", "The Thing That Should Not Be" was the first low tuning song, using the same tuning in the studio (D Standard), and tuning down to C# standard live. Bassist Jason Newsted tuned his 5-string bass down to "A standard" for this song, which is essentially the equivalent of D standard, i.e. one whole step down.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||50|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||1|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||42|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||17|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||42|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||20|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||98|
|U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)||15|