|Single by Mandy Moore|
|from the album Wild Hope|
|Released||April 10, 2007|
|Mandy Moore singles chronology|
The song differs significantly from her earlier work. Whereas songs such as "Candy" and "I Wanna Be with You" are synthesized bubblegum pop, "Extraordinary" has a more organic and instrumental sound; it features violins, drums, and guitars. According to Moore's official MySpace blog, the song explores her feelings of inferiority and her effort to break free from thoughts.
The song was first released to Moore's MySpace page on January 29, 2007. It was released to the iTunes Store, Apple Inc.'s music store, on April 10, 2007, which was Moore's 23rd birthday. Moore performed the song live for the first time at the official first televised ceremony of the Brick Awards on The CW, though she has also performed the song at a number of smaller gigs. The song is included in the trailer of the film Georgia Rule, which stars Lindsay Lohan. The song was also played on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where Moore was brought to the family's new home.
The video premiered on Yahoo! Music and MTV's Total Request Live on May 7, 2007. It was filmed in March and features Moore playing a variety of different characters, including Amelia Earhart (at the top). In the video, the numerous Moores are stacked on top of each other, and in the background the scene is changing from a city to clouds to show the height of the characters on top of each other. Moore's last character drifts down with a parachute. The video was directed by Ace Norton, who also directed videos by Norah Jones.
The video peaked at number twelve on VH1's Top 20 Countdown on July 14, 2007.
The song is remarkable for being her second single to almost reach the Hot 100 in the US, peaking at #102 (or #2 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100). However, the song entered several other Billboard charts. As of July 2012, "Extraordinary" has sold 287,000 paid digital downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Promo CD single
- "Extraordinary" 2:54
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||2|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||25|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||85|
- MTV News
- Billboard.com - Ask Billboard Retrieved: June 6, 2012]
- "Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles peak". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2007.
- "Demi Lovato Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Demi Lovato.
- "Mandy Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Mandy Moore.