Collide (Howie Day song)

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"Collide"
Single by Howie Day
from the album Stop All the World Now
Released July 13, 2004 (US)
Format Album cut, digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock, soft rock
Length 4:09
Label Epic
Producer(s) Youth
Howie Day singles chronology
"Perfect Time of Day"
(2004)
"Collide"
(2004)
"She Says"
(2005)

"Collide" is a song by American artist Howie Day. It was released in July 2004 as the second single from his second full-length album, Stop All the World Now. The song, written by Kevin Griffin and Howie Day, follows in the vein of works from other pop balladeers like Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Duncan Sheik. The London Session Orchestra provided backing instrumentation on the initial album version of the song.

Background and content[edit]

Howie Day collaborated with Griffin while writing this song. The song's lyrics are rooted in a relationship, with notes of the occasional adversity the two people involved may face.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Toronto, Canada.

Airplay and additional versions[edit]

The popularity of "Collide" built slowly on U.S. radio, at first gaining the greatest success on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. Chart performance benefitted significantly from a reissue of Stop All the World Now in a special edition that included four bonus tracks, one being an acoustic version of the song that reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In popular culture[edit]

"Collide" has since been used in promotion of various television series, including What About Brian, Friday Night Lights and General Hospital, as well as the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice and the 2005 film The Perfect Man.

This song has also been featured during episodes of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, Dawson's Creek,Ghost Whisperer, Scrubs, ER, Bones, Third Watch, Cold Case, One Tree Hill, Smallville, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Summerland and Joan of Arcadia. On General Hospital this was the song to which popular pairing Patrick and Robin, known as "Scrubs", first made on Memorial Day in 2006.

It was used as the theme song to the short-lived 2005 teen drama Palmetto Pointe.

The song was featured in Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance, featuring Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman.

Cover versions[edit]

Daniel Evans, a finalist on The X Factor (UK) produced a country/pop cover on his YouTube channel in 2013 and was subsequently released on iTunes as track 3 of his self produced "Reflections" EP

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004-05) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 20
US Billboard Pop Songs[1] 14
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[1] 7
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[1] 14

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