Long Day

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"Long Day"
Single by Matchbox Twenty
from the album Yourself or Someone Like You
Released October 8, 1996 (US)
Format CD single / Audio cassette
Recorded 1995
Genre Post-grunge
Length 3:45
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rob Thomas
Producer(s) Matt Serletic
Matchbox Twenty singles chronology
"Long Day"
(1996)
"Push"
(1997)

"Long Day" is the first single and second track from Matchbox Twenty's debut album Yourself or Someone Like You.

The video clip (directed by Roger Pistole), like most of the band's material centers around Matchbox Twenty, but is punctuated by black and white shots from an old movie. Thomas has shorter hair than in the subsequent clips and is dressed in a suit and sunglasses. The song begins acoustic but then goes to electric guitar. If listened to closely, Thomas can be heard drawing a breath before singing. There is no instrumental introduction and Thomas begins singing immediately. The cover of the single features a parody of a Diamond Matches box. The song was not as successful on mainstream pop radio as the other singles from the album, however it had a significant presence on mainstream rock radio, reaching the top ten of the Mainstream Rock Tracks and in the top ten for 6 weeks.

Track Listing[edit]

  1. Long Day – Radio Edit
  2. Long Day – Acoustic
  3. 3 AM – Acoustic Version
  4. Long Day – LP Version

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 83
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 43
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 18
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 8

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