Her Diamonds

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"Her Diamonds"
Single by Rob Thomas
from the album Cradlesong
B-side "Overrun"
Released April 27, 2009 (2009-04-27) (Airplay)
May 19, 2009 (2009-05-19) (Digital download)
Genre Pop rock, Acoustic rock
Length 4:40 (album version)
3:48 (radio edit)
3:52 (video edit)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rob Thomas
Producer(s) Matt Serletic
Certification Gold
Rob Thomas singles chronology
"Little Wonders"
(2007)
"Her Diamonds"
(2009)
"Give Me the Meltdown"
(2009)
Music video
"Her Diamonds" on YouTube

"Her Diamonds" is the lead single from Rob Thomas's second studio album Cradlesong. Thomas confirmed the single's release via a Twitter account he had created on March 11, 2009. The single premiered on April 22, preceding the release of Cradlesong on June 30. On July 3, 2009, Thomas confirmed in an interview with Natalie Morales and Lester Holt on NBC's Today show that the song references his wife Marisol's auto-immune disease. Thomas announced his wife sang backup on the track and also helped produce its arrangement.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Dave Meyers and the video as well as behind the scenes can be seen on Rob Thomas's official website. The video premiered on May 12, 2009 on VH1.com. The video features American actress Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Braceface) The video starts with scenes of a blue, icy, background. In this background (which is actually ice) reflections of Thomas singing are shown. Later, the video shows Silverstone completely trapped in ice and motionless sitting on a bed in a room. The sun shining through the window melts the ice until Silverstone is shown shivering. She falls to the floor, still shivering. Later, more scenes of Thomas singing are shown, and the video ends with Silverstone gazing out the window at the rising sun. The video has gained great popularity, reaching number one on both Billboard's hot videoclips chart and VH1's top 20 countdown.

Visual effects for the video were created by Baked FX.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Best Buy Exclusive CD single edition
  1. "Her Diamonds" – 4:40
  2. "Overrun" – 4:12
Australian CD single
  1. "Her Diamonds" – 4:40
  2. "Overrun" – 4:11

Chart performance[edit]

On the Billboard Hot 100 the song reached #23, his highest peak since 2005's hit "Lonely No More".

On the Adult Top 40 radio airplay chart, "Her Diamonds" debuted at number 27.[2] The track would go on to top the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart the week of August 8, becoming Thomas' third #1 to date and extending Thomas' streak of top-five singles as a solo artist on the format to six (seven if including "Smooth", his collaboration with Santana.)

In its first week of release it was the most added song to radio in Australia.[3] While on the ARIA Charts the song debuted at #8 and later rose to #3.[4] The song performed well on the Canadian Hot 100: it moved from #64 to #42 and then to a peak of #27.[5]

The song also became a massive radio hit, peaking at number 1 on the Australian airplay chart and staying at the top spot for 5 weeks.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 3
Australian Airplay Chart[6] 1
Canadian Hot 100[7] 28
German Singles Chart[8] 79
Japan Hot 100 49
New Zealand Singles Chart[9] 35
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 23
US Billboard Pop Songs 24
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[10] 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[11] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Australian Singles Chart[12] 49
Hungarian Singles Chart[13] 80
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[14] 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Her Diamonds on Videostatic". 
  2. ^ "Flo Rida Has Sweet Week On Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. September 14, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Australian Music Report Weekly Hot 100". Aumreport.com. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung - Thomas,Rob". Musicline.de. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Welcome to Radio and Records". Radioandrecords.com. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks". Billboard. November 14, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2009". ARIA. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz. 
  14. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 

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