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“Don’t Forget Me” was the second single released by the Red Hot Chili Peppers to support their eighth studio album, By the Way. This live, exclusive concert for the U.K. release of the song was held at the Hollywood Center Studios in Hollywood, California and was produced in association with Warner Bros. Records.
The album “By the Way” was released under the Warner Bros. Record label. With sales of over 286,000 copies in the first week alone, it peaked at number #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was distinct, in that it contained very little of the signature punk-funk fusion the band had become known for playing. The singles from the album included “By the Way”, “The Zephyr Song” and “Can’t Stop”. Guitarist John Frusciante is credited with writing most of the album’s melodies, bass lines, and guitar progressions, therefore changing the direction of the recording dramatically: “his warm, understated guitar work and his doo-wop style vocal harmonies are king this time around”. Frusciante has stated that writing “By the Way [was] one of the happiest times in my life”. The lyrical subject matter vocalist Anthony Kiedis addresses in “By the Way” is a divergence from previous Chili Peppers albums, with Kiedis taking a more candid and reflective approach to his lyricism. “By the Way” was applauded by critics as a departure from the band’s previous styles, and is recognized for the melodic and subdued emotions given by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album went to sell over 13 million copies worldwide.