Drowning Pool has reflected on their signature song “Bodies” forever being “linked to 9/11.” The song came out weeks before the tragedy and radio stations placed it on pause while the nation healed.
During an interview with Billboard, bassist Steve Benton said, “The song had been out six or eight weeks and it was No. 1 or No. 2 at active rock radio at the time, and we were riding high and feeling pretty — good about ourselves. Then 9/11 happens, and us and probably every American felt personally attacked and victimized and that was horrible and tough to deal with. Then a few days later that list comes out and 'Bodies' is literally No. 1 on it — and we didn’t realize how dramatic the effect would be.”
He continued, “Suddenly our song, about a bunch of kids having fun at a concert in the mosh pit, was somehow going to be forever linked with 9/11. And it turns out we were right — and here we are 20 years later, still talking about it. Every once in a while we’ll still come across someone who thinks “Bodies” is actually about 9/11, which is so frustrating. Even with that negative aspect, the song is still one of the biggest ones of that time and we’re proud of the cultural impact — but saddened that we’re kind of forever tied to that tragedy.”