A Change Would Do You Good

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"A Change Would Do You Good"
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Sheryl Crow
B-side "Everyday Is a Winding Road" "If It Makes You Happy" "Hard to Make a Stand"
Released July 1997
Genre Rock
Length 3:50
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sheryl Crow
J. Trott
B. MacLeod
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Hard to Make a Stand"
(1997)
"A Change Would Do You Good"
(1997)
"Home"
(1997/1998)

"A Change Would Do You Good" is the fourth single from Sheryl Crow's 1997 self-titled second album. It was preceded by "If It Makes You Happy", "Everyday Is a Winding Road", and "Hard to Make a Stand". It became another UK hit for her when it peaked at #8 in July 1997.

Crow performed the song on her live album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park.

The song was covered by Dean Geyer and Lea Michele on the 2012 Glee episode "Makeover".

Music videos[edit]

Several versions of a music video were shot.

The first video, directed by Crow and Lance Acord features Crow standing in the middle of a street playing a guitar while a second Crow is throwing her possessions (and eventually herself) out of an apartment building window. This video appears on the DVD The Very Best of Sheryl Crow.

The second video, directed by Michel Gondry, shows Crow similar to the character Samantha from the TV show Bewitched. She switches around characters' lives, such as a cab driver and teen garage band singer. Notable guests in this video are Mary Lynn Rajskub, Heather Matarazzo, Jeff Garlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Molly Shannon, Andy Dick and Toby Huss. This video appears on the DVD compilation Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1).

This video received negative reaction from critics due to too much dialogue during the song, and was "jeered" by TV Guide. The video was later re-edited with less dialogue.

The final video is taken from a VH1 live performance.

Track listing[edit]

Cat. No. 582-209-2:

  1. "A Change Would Do You Good" - LP Version
  2. "Hard to Make a Stand" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  3. "On The Outside" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  4. "A Change Would Do You Good" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire

Cat. No. 582-217-2:

  1. "A Change Would Do You Good" - LP Version
  2. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  3. "Can't Cry Anymore" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  4. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire

Cat. No. 582-271-2:

  1. "A Change Would Do You Good"
  2. "Everyday Is a Winding Road"
  3. "If It Makes You Happy"
  4. "Hard to Make a Stand"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Canada (RPM) 2
Poland (ZPAV)[1] 9
UK Singles Chart 8
US Hot 100 Airplay (Billboard) 19
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 5
US Top 40 Mainstream (Billboard) 16
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard) 25
US Billboard Adult Album Alternative 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online". Lp3.polskieradio.pl. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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