Korn's alloy of Metal came into vogue in 1998, when the Follow the Leader
album - the band's third - was released. "Freak on a Leash" was one of just two singles from the LP ("Got The Life
" was the other). The album was released in August 1998, but the "Freak" single wasn't issued until spring, 1999. It bubbled under at #106 on the Hot 100 on May 1, which wasn't bad considering how few radio stations played Korn. The album, however, went to #1, selling over 3 million copies in America at a time when CDs were still selling for around $16.