No Way Back/Cold Day in the Sun
|"No Way Back"/"Cold Day in the Sun"|
|Single by Foo Fighters|
|from the album In Your Honor|
|Released||March 13, 2006|
|Genre||Post-grunge, hard rock ("No Way Back")
Acoustic rock ("Cold Day in the Sun")
|Length||3:17 ("No Way Back")
3:23 ("Cold Day in the Sun")
|Producer(s)||Nick Raskulinecz, Foo Fighters|
|Foo Fighters singles chronology|
"No Way Back"/"Cold Day in the Sun" is the fourth single released from Foo Fighters' fifth album In Your Honor. It is a double A-side single, including "No Way Back" and "Cold Day in the Sun", which is from the second disc of the album. It was the band's first double A-side single and this was Dave Grohl's second double A-side singles released since 1993 when Nirvana released "All Apologies"/"Rape Me". "No Way Back" is featured in the soundtrack of the EA Sports video game Madden NFL 06 and as a playable track in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
The video for "No Way Back" shows clips of the band on tour, mainly in Europe, including Dave Grohl spitting beer on the crowd and playing ice hockey.
"Cold Day in the Sun" is the first original song that features drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals, while lead singer Dave Grohl plays drums. Hawkins wrote the music for the song in 2001. During pre-production of In Your Honor, Hawkins played the song on an acoustic guitar and suggested Grohl to record it. While an electric version was considered, it eventually ended on the acoustic album. Hawkins wrote the lyrics the morning before the song was recorded, and considered them sub-par: "To be honest, the lyrics suck, It's more about the melody. And Dave always said he liked it, and I was like, 'Yeah, bull.'" No music video was made for the track.
On the Skin and Bones DVD (US version, recorded late August 2006 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles), Foo Fighters Live at Wembley Stadium DVD (filmed on the 7th June 2008) as well as special concert for Live on Letterman (filmed April 12, 2011) Taylor Hawkins is featured singing and drumming, whilst Dave Grohl is featured on acoustic guitar and backup vocals.
|1.||"No Way Back"||3:17|
|2.||"Cold Day in the Sun"||3:23|
|3.||"Best of You" (live at the Supertop, Auckland, New Zealand; 26 November 2005)||6:23|
"No Way Back" and "Cold Day in the Sun" were released together as a double A-side single and therefore the singles chart positions apply to both songs but the airplay charts only apply to "No Way Back". The single became a commercial failure internationally and only hit poorly at #64 on the UK Singles Chart and failed to chart the Billboard Hot 100. The song "No Way Back" was actually a commercial success to U.S. rock radio only peaking #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart almost hitting #1 after Best of You and DOA stayed on the chart with both hitting #1, the song also hit #6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
|U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks||2|
|U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||6|
|UK Singles Chart||64|
Vasco Rossi covered the song "Cold day in the sun" in 2013 in Italian, with a new text different from the original. However, the song hasn't yet been released to the Italian public.
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