A Different World (song)

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"A Different World"
Single by Bucky Covington
from the album Bucky Covington
Released January 16, 2007
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded 2006
Genre Country
Length 3:28
Label Lyric Street
Writer(s) Jennifer Hanson
Tony Martin
Mark Nesler
Producer(s) Mark Miller
Bucky Covington singles chronology
"A Different World"
"It's Good to Be Us"
Music video
"A Different World" on YouTube

"A Different World" is the title of a debut song recorded by American country music artist Bucky Covington. It was released in January 2007 as the lead single from his album Bucky Covington. It was written by Jennifer Hanson, Tony Martin, and Mark Nesler. The song is produced by Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown, and was released by Lyric Street Records, a country label of Disney's Buena Vista Music Group. It peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


The song is a reminiscence of the narrator's formative years; its lyrics illustrate examples of how much the world has changed since he was a child. Covington states during the chorus that it was "not just a different time / It was a different world".

Music video[edit]

A music video was released in February 2007, and was directed by Trey Fanjoy. It begins with Covington as a child (J.D. Ironfield), sitting in front of an old television. On the T.V. is the adult version of Covington, who is on the patio of a house. Throughout the video, the young Covington watches his older counterpart on the TV as the adult version of him walks around a small town, supposedly like the town he grew up in. Certain children in the town are shown leading a simpler life than most do today, as the song's lyrics describe. The video ends with the adult Covington entering the house where the young version of him is watching. It then shows him as an adult shutting off a modern day television.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[1] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 58
US Billboard Pop 100 68

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 34


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