Again (Lenny Kravitz song)

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"Again"
Single by Lenny Kravitz
from the album Greatest Hits
Released September 14, 2000
Format CD
Genre Rock
Length 3:45
Label Virgin America
Writer(s) Lenny Kravitz
Producer(s) Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz singles chronology
"Black Velveteen"
(1999)
"Again"
(2000)
"Dig In"
(2001)
Alternative covers
UK promo cover
Australian cover

"Again" is a song by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, released on his 2000 Greatest Hits album. The song is a mid-tempo rock ballad song and won Kravitz a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 2001, a feat he had already achieved twice consecutively, with "Fly Away" and "American Woman".[1] The single was a hit in the United States, where it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Kravitz's first solo top five hit in nearly nine years, the last being 1991's "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", which peaked at number two, and this song is his most recent Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Content[edit]

The song is about losing contact with a past lover and wondering if they will ever encounter each other in the future to give the relationship another chance.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Again", directed by Paul Hunter, features Kravitz with a girl in his apartment (Gina Gershon), whom he does not seem to be interested in. Similar to the song's lyrical content, he meets a girl (Teresa Lourenco), who works as a waitress in a restaurant/diner. At the end of the video, Kravitz goes to the restaurant to meet her again, but she is not there and Kravitz leaves. Soon after he leaves, the waitress enters the restaurant, not knowing he was there to see her. Kravitz returns to his apartment, losing the chance to meet her one more time.

Some other shots of the video show Kravitz performing the song at the Limelight club. Other scenes show Kravitz in his apartment, wandering around, shown nude after taking a shower, watching television and some sexually suggestive scenes where he is seen making out with Teresa.

Chart performance[edit]

"Again" is one of Kravitz's most popular songs. On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the song peaked at #4, making the single the 2nd most successful song in that country by Kravitz.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Again"
  2. "Fly away" (Live performance)
  3. "Always on the run" (Live performance)
  4. "Are you gonna go my way" (Live performance)

UK Edition

  1. "Again"

Australian Edition

  1. "Again"
  2. "Fly Away" (Live)
  3. "Always On The Run" (Live)
  4. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" (Live)
  5. "Again" (Stankonia Remix) [Clean Version]
  6. "Again" (Stankonia Remix)
  7. "Again" (Video)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000-01) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 30
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 39
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 16
France (SNEP)[7] 57
Germany (Media Control AG)[8] 19
Italy (FIMI)[9] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 25
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 5
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 39
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 9
US Billboard Hot 100 4
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official site of the Grammy Awards
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Lenny Kravitz – Again". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Lenny Kravitz – Again – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lenny Kravitz – Again" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lenny Kravitz – Again" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Lenny Kravitz: Again" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – Again" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – Again". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Lenny Kravitz search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Lenny Kravitz – Again". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – Again" Canciones Top 50.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – Again". Singles Top 60.
  14. ^ "Lenny Kravitz – Again – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.

In popular culture[edit]

  • "Again" is played in one of the closing credits sequences of Gran Turismo 3. OutKast also recorded a remix to this song.

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