"Same Mistake" is the second single from James Blunt's second studio album, All the Lost Souls. The song was released to radio on 1 November 2007, before being officially released on 3 December 2007. The song was heavily edited for radio play.
The single was released on three different physical formats. CD1 features the album version of "Same Mistake", plus an additional OpenDisc feature which allows users to access and download a free mp3 of the acoustic version. CD2 features an Ashley Beedle Remix of "1973", a live version of "One of the Brighest Stars", and the video for "Same Mistake". The 7" Vinyl features the live version of "One of the Brighest Stars".
The video for "Same Mistake" was filmed in Toronto, Canada on 5 October 2007. It was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who is well known for his work with artists such as Madonna and Christina Aguilera. The video uses an unusual filming technique, where the camera is attached to a frame worn on Blunt's upper torso and is focused on his face throughout the entire video. It was released on 1 November 2007 on the website of The Sun, a British tabloid-style newspaper, and on MSN. The camera "follows" Blunt through a day in his life, from awakening with a beautiful young woman beside him, through his morning ablutions and breakfast, strolling his neighbourhood, meeting up with friends, appearing to hold up a convenience store and taking off in the back of a Jeep, eventually arriving at a club. At the club, Blunt becomes the focus of attention of numerous women, although his reaction appears to be zombie-like. Eventually he leaves the club, and returns home with one of the women. They make love, although Blunt appears detached and bored. The video ends with Blunt singing "where did I go wrong?" and falling asleep.