Longest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100
10:21 minute(s):second(s)
United States ()

“Fear Inoculum”, the title track from the fifth studio album by rock band Tool (USA), debuted at No.93 on the US singles chart on 17 August 2019. Clocking in at 10 minutes 21 seconds, “Fear Inoculum” was the longest entry in Hot 100 history, and the first to exceed 10 minutes.

Previously, David Bowie’s “Blackstar” held the record at 9 minutes 57 seconds. “Blackstar” debuted at No.78 on 30 January 2016, almost three weeks after Bowie’s death.

Fear Inoculum, Tool’s first album in 13 years, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 on 14 September 2019. The buzz surrounding the band’s new material propelled their previous albums back on to the chart for the week ending 17 August 2019: Aenima (1996) at No.10, Lateralus (2001) at No.16, 10,000 Days (2006) at No.18 and Undertow (1993) at No.19. Their 1992 EP, “Opiate”, also returned at No.59.

The Grammy-winning Tool are Maynard James Keenan (vocals), Danny Carey (drums), Adam Jones (guitar) and Justin Chancellor (bass). Chancellor replaced Paul D’Amour – the band’s original bassist – in 1995.