Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)

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"Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)"
Single by Vertical Horizon
from the album Everything You Want
Released January 22, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:30
Label RCA
Writer(s) Matt Scannell
Producer(s) Mark Endert, Ben Grosse[1]
Vertical Horizon singles chronology
"You're a God"
(2000)
"Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)"
(2001)
"I'm Still Here"
(2003)

"Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)" is a song recorded by the American alternative rock band Vertical Horizon on their fourth album Everything You Want, which was released in 1999.[2] It was released as a single in 2001. It served as the band's fourth overall single, and their third consecutive Top Ten hit on the Billboard Adult Top 40 charts.

Gary Allan’s remake of the song hit #7 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 2005.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks 7

Gary Allan version[edit]

"Best I Ever Had"
Single by Gary Allan
from the album Tough All Over
Released May 23, 2005
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:07
Label MCA Nashville
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Gary Allan
Gary Allan singles chronology
"Nothing On but the Radio"
(2004)
"Best I Ever Had"
(2005)
"Life Ain't Always Beautiful"
(2006)

In 2005, country music singer Gary Allan recorded a cover version for his album Tough All Over. Allan's version, which was titled "Best I Ever Had" upon its release to radio, became his eighth Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in mid-2005.

Chart performance[edit]

"Best I Ever Had" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of June 11, 2005.

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 51
US Billboard Pop 100 55

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 45

Music video[edit]

The music video for Gary Allan's version of the song was directed by Paul Boyd and starred Gary Allan and Laura Quirk.

Other versions[edit]

Also in 2005, the track was covered by then-Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo on Arroyo's all covers album, "Covering The Bases."

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