10 Days Late

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"10 Days Late"
Single by Third Eye Blind
from the album Blue
Released 2000
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:05
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Stephan Jenkins
Arion Salazar
Third Eye Blind singles chronology
"Never Let You Go"
(2000)
"10 Days Late"
(2000)
"Deep Inside of You"
(2000)

"10 Days Late" is a song by the American alternative rock band Third Eye Blind. Written about an unexpected pregnancy, it was the third single released from the band's 1999 album Blue. It peaked at #21 on the Alternative Songs chart. A music video was shot for the single.

Background[edit]

"10 Days Late" was written by band members Stephan Jenkins and Arion Salazar.[1] The song is about a friend of Jenkins who had gotten his girlfriend pregnant at a young age; Jenkins was the baby's godfather.[2]

According to Jenkins: "This [song] is more than just a modern rock hit about menstruation. It's sort of acknowledging how life is going to come along, and your status quo will be interrupted. It's gonna happen."[2]

Release[edit]

"10 Days Late" was released as the third single from Third Eye Blind's 1999 album, Blue.[3][4] It was also included on the band's 2006 compilation album, A Collection.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"10 Days Late" spent 10 weeks on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It peaked at #21 on June 17, 2000.[1]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and was shot in March 2000.[3] It features the band performing the song in a living room.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Modern Rock[1] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "10 Days Late - Third Eye Blind". billboard.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Pesselnick, Jill. "The Modern Age". Billboard, July 8, 2000, p. 77.
  3. ^ a b Gottlieb, Meridith. "Third Eye Blind 'Late' For New Video". mtv.com, April 20, 2000. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Blue - Third Eye Blind". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "A Collection - Third Eye Blind". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Third Eye Blind - Ten Days Late (Official Music Video) HD" on YouTube, July 20, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2011.

External links[edit]