Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life music video has surpassed one billion YouTube views

Amy Lee says she is “speechless” after learning that Evanescence’s iconic music video for Bring Me To Life is now a part of the Billion View Club.

Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life music video has surpassed one billion YouTube views
Emily Carter

Just over 12 years since it was uploaded to the platform, Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life music video has surpassed a mind-blowing billion views on YouTube.

Joining the likes of Guns N' Roses' Sweet Child O' Mine, System Of A Down's Chop Suey! and Linkin Park's In The End and Numb, the Fallen single has remained a scene staple since its release in 2003, with the dramatic skyscraper video – filmed in Romania – still providing iconic visuals all these years later.

"So very proud to have reached a billion views!" tweeted Amy Lee. "What a crazy thing. Thank you for all the love, all the memories. I’m speechless."

At the time, the success of Bring Me To Life was something Amy initially struggled with. Speaking to Music Week in 2020, the singer admitted that it “was a lost battle in a lot of ways” having Paul McCoy as a guest vocalist on their debut single, as it was “confusing” and didn't show the full picture of who the band were. "I’m cool with it now, but it was one of our big early struggles – that big rap thing," she said.

And, actually, Amy wanted Going Under to be released as the first single, before Bring Me To Life.

“But when it happened it did great, it was a wonderful thing and there was a lot to be excited about, but in the back of my mind I was a little bit scared,” she explained. “I’m very grateful things went the way they did because we released Going Under and that did well too, and [third single] My Immortal did well.”

Amy continued that these days she feels as though “we put enough ground beneath us beyond Bring Me To Life to really show a clear picture to the mainstream people of what we are still. I believe in my work and we do have so many beautiful and wonderful people of all ages from all countries over the world that have loved our music and been touched by it.”

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