|Single by Remy Zero|
|from the album The Golden Hum|
|Released||September 10, 2001|
|Producer(s)||Jack Joseph Puig|
|Remy Zero singles chronology|
"Save Me" is a song by American alternative rock band Remy Zero. Taken from their album The Golden Hum, it reached number 27 on the United States Billboard Modern Rock charts, and acted as the theme song for the Superman-based television series Smallville. In a callback to Smallville, the song was later used on The Flash episode Elseworlds, Part 1, which featured part of the original Smallville set.
The song was featured as the opening song on the Smallville compilation CD: Smallville: The Talon Mix (2003). The Season 1 finale, titled "Tempest", features Remy Zero appearing at a high school dance and performing "Save Me" and "Perfect Memory (I'll Remember You)".
The music video for "Save Me", directed by Phil Harder, was filmed in Minneapolis, Minnesota and features clips of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota State Fairgrounds and of the bridges along the Mississippi River, including the I-35W Mississippi River bridge which collapsed in August 2007.
In the music video, Cinjun Tate is different from everyone else. Everyone around him walks in reverse and cars drive backwards. The band performs inside a giant room with background projections of unrelated images (a lizard for example). In the end, everyone who walked backwards stops. Tate looks around, later shrugs, and walks backwards the same as everyone else before the video fades to black.
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||46|
|UK Singles (OCC)||55|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||33|
|US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)||27|