A Long December

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"A Long December"
Single by Counting Crows
from the album Recovering the Satellites
Released December 1996
Format CD single
Recorded The Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:57
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Counting Crows singles chronology
"Angels of the Silences"
"A Long December"
"Daylight Fading"

"A Long December" is a song by American alternative rock band Counting Crows. It is the second single and thirteenth track from their second album, Recovering The Satellites (1996). The song peaked at number five on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks and #1 on the Canadian Singles Chart.[1]

The video for the song featured Courteney Cox, whom frontman Adam Duritz had dated.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Duritz, except where noted

CD 1
  1. "A Long December" – 4:57
  2. "Ghost Train" (Live) – 5:53
  3. "Sullivan Street" (David Bryson and Duritz) (Live) – 5:29
CD 2
  1. "A Long December" – 4:57
  2. "A Murder of One" (Bryson, Duritz, and Matt Malley) (Live) – 14:57
Live tracks recorded at Elysée Montmartre, Paris, France on December 9, 1994


Chart (1996) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 1[citation needed]
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 17[citation needed]
UK Singles Chart 62[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 6[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 7[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 6[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 64, No. 25, February 24, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 

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