Landing in London

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"Landing in London"
Single by 3 Doors Down featuring Bob Seger
from the album Seventeen Days
Released June 20, 2005 (2005-06-20)
Format CD, Digital download
Recorded 2004 at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, TN
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:31(Album version)
3:59 (radio edit)
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson
Producer(s) Johnny K.
3 Doors Down featuring Bob Seger singles chronology
"Here by Me"
(2005)
"Landing in London"
(2005)
"Citizen/Soldier"
(2007)

"Landing in London" is the fifth and final single from the hit album Seventeen Days by American alternative rock band 3 Doors Down.

Content[edit]

The song is about how much someone misses somebody when that person is gone or away; in this case, the man is far away in London, while the woman is in a U.S. City (either New York City or Los Angeles, both are mentioned in the song but it is unclear which city she is in).

In this ballad, lead singer Brad Arnold duets with the legendary Bob Seger, who happened to be recording at the same studio as 3 Doors Down in 2004, working on his album Face the Promise. Asked by the band's manager if he would like to sing on the song, Seger surprisingly agreed,[1] which had happened only on very rare occasions throughout his musical career. Previously he had only collaborated four times with other singers and stated that he had hated it every single time. According to bass player Todd Harrell, Bob Seger felt different about this song, because it seemed like something he could have written himself.[2] The song is reminiscent of one of Seger's own classic compositions, 1973's "Turn the Page".

Music video[edit]

A music video was made for the single and premiered in early 2006. However, Seger does not appear in the video, which uses a different version of the song without his vocal part. An acoustic version of the song (also without Seger) appears on Acoustic EP.

On August 2, 2005, Seger made an unexpected guest appearance at the 3 Doors Down concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan and performed "Landing in London" live with the band. Afterwards Brad Arnold told the crowd that they had just witnessed one of the best moments in his life.[3]

During 3 Doors Down's co-headlining tour with Daughtry, Chris Daughtry would come on stage during the song and sing Seger's vocal part.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD version 1
  1. "Landing in London" (International Edit) featuring Bob Seger
  2. "Landing in London" (Acoustic version)
  3. "Let Me Go" (Acoustic version)
  4. "My World"
  • CD version 2
  1. "Landing in London" (International Edit) featuring Bob Seger
  2. "Landing in London" (Acoustic version)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Dutch Top 40 37[4]
Germany Singles Top 100 32[4]
Netherlands MegaCharts 56
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 32

Song credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Johhny K
  • Engineer: Johnny K
  • Additional engineering/digital editing: Kirk Kelsey and Tadpole
  • Assistant Engineers: Leslie Richter and Todd Schall
  • Mixer: Andy Wallace

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3 Doors Down - Interview (2005)". Hip Online. 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Interview of the Month featuring: 3 Doors Down". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Bob Seger appears with 3 Doors Down". UPI. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  4. ^ a b "3 Doors Down and Bob Seger - Landing In London worldwide chart positions", aCharts.us. Retrieved on 2008-05-13

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