Every Day Is Exactly the Same

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"Every Day Is Exactly the Same"
Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album With Teeth
Released April 4, 2006
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre Industrial rock, alternative rock
Length 4:56
Label Interscope/Nothing
Writer(s) Trent Reznor
Producer(s) Trent Reznor, Alan Moulder
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology
"Only"
(2005)
"Every Day Is Exactly the Same"
(2005)
"Survivalism"
(2007)
Halo numbers chronology
"Halo 20"
(2005)
"Halo 21"
(2006)
"Halo 22"
(2007)

"Every Day Is Exactly the Same" is the third single by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their album With Teeth. It is the twenty-first official Nine Inch Nails release. The commercial single was released on April 4, 2006 as an EP. It was also billed as the companion remix disc to With Teeth, much to the chagrin of Trent Reznor. The song went for adds on R&R's alternative rock chart in November 2005.

The radio single reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock singles chart in the Modern Rock Tracks category and #12 in the Mainstream Rock Tracks category. The song also reached number one on the Canadian Singles Chart, and received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th annual Grammy Awards.[1] Though a planned music video was scrapped in the post-production stage,[2] "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" still topped Billboard's 2006 year-end Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, it has so far spent 94 weeks on the chart.[3]

Video[edit]

The only officially-released image from the production of the scrapped "Every Day is Exactly the Same" music video.

According to The Spiral, the music video for "Every Day Is Exactly the Same", directed by Francis Lawrence, was canceled in post-production. An image of a clapperboard and in the background what appeared to be water tank with a 3-lead ECG appeared on the official Nine Inch Nails website, but was later taken down.

There is also a studio cut video for the song. The video seems to be set in the area where the video for "The Hand That Feeds" was filmed. It can be seen on Beside You In Time.

Release and reception[edit]

Allmusic gave a generally favorable review of the EP, describing its various remixes as "actually better than the original versions". Allmusic described the "Sam Fog vs. Carlos D Mix" of "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" as "sleekly ominous", and concluded that the track rendered "NIN's increasingly claustrophobic, insular music sound fresh again".[4] Pitchfork Media was not as positive towards the last mix, however, labeling it as the most disappointing track on the release and calling it "cold and ordinary".[5] Pitchfork was more positive towards the other tracks however, labeling the El-P mix as "a harrowing (and somewhat cloying) experience" and concluding of the DFA mix that "the treatment works beautifully."[5]

Use in popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the 2008 Timur Bekmambetov-directed film Wanted, where it became the film's most recognizable song.

This song is played in the CBS TV Show Hawaii Five-0, in the beginning of the 14th episode of the third season, entitled "Hookman".

This song is played in the show Criminal Minds (First season, second episode, 1 min 27 seconds in). The episode is titled "Compulsion."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Trent Reznor.

U.S. CD EP[edit]

  1. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" – 4:57
  2. "The Hand That Feeds" (DFA Mix) – 9:03
  3. "The Hand That Feeds" (Photek Straight Mix) – 7:47
  4. "Only" (El-P Mix) – 4:22
  5. "Only" (Richard X Mix) – 7:25
  6. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" (Sam Fog vs. Carlos D Mix) – 5:03

Japan CD EP[edit]

  1. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" – 4:57
  2. "The Hand That Feeds" (DFA Mix) – 9:03
  3. "The Hand That Feeds" (Photek Straight Mix) – 7:47
  4. "Only" (El-P Mix) – 4:22
  5. "Only" (Richard X Mix) – 7:25
  6. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" (Sam Fog vs. Carlos D Mix) – 5:03
  7. "The Hand That Feeds" (Photek Dub Mix) – 7:52
  8. "Love Is Not Enough" (Live at Rehearsals) – 3:51

Promo 12"[edit]

(Remixes By Sam Fog And Carlos D. From Interpol)

  1. Everyday Is Exactly The Same - Main Mix – 5:03
  2. Everyday Is Exactly The Same - Edit – 4:09
  3. Everyday Is Exactly The Same - Full Vocals – 4:12

Promo CD[edit]

  1. Everyday Is Exactly The Same - Edit – 3:51
  2. Everyday Is Exactly The Same - Interpol Mix Edit – 4:09
  3. Everyday Is Exactly The Same - LP Version – 4:56

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 56
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[6] 1
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[6] 12
US Billboard Pop 100[6] 48
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee List". The Recording Academy. 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2006-12-07. 
  2. ^ "EDIETS Video to Air TODAY on MTV!". The NIN Hotline. 2006-04-13. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Billboard 2006 Year in Music". Billboard. 2006-12-17. Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2006-12-17. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same EP > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  5. ^ a b Raposa, David (2006-04-10). "Every Day is Exactly the Same EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Billboard Music Charts - Search Results - Nine Inch Nails". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  7. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales

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Preceded by
"Hung Up" by Madonna
Canadian number-one single
April 13, 2006 (9 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Preceded by
"Wasteland" by 10 Years
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
March 4, 2006
Succeeded by
"World Wide Suicide" by Pearl Jam