Same Mistake

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"Same Mistake"
Single by James Blunt
from the album All the Lost Souls
Released 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) (UK)
Format CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Folk rock, soft rock
Length 4:59 (Album version)
3:56 (Radio edit)
Label WEA International
Writer(s) James Blunt
Producer(s) Tom Rothrock
James Blunt singles chronology
"1973"
(2007)
"Same Mistake"
(2007)
"Carry You Home"
(2008)

"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.

Release[edit]

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".[1]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Same Mistake" was filmed in Toronto, Canada on 5 October 2007. It was directed by Jonas Åkerlund,[2] 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.

Track listings[edit]

CD1
  1. "Same Mistake" - 4:59
  2. "OpenDisc Feature" (Includes "Same Mistake" Acoustic Version) - 4:15
CD2
  1. "Same Mistake" - 4:59
  2. "1973" (Ashley Beedle Remix) - 6:34
  3. "One of the Brightest Stars" (Live From The Garden Shed) - 3:00
  4. "Same Mistake" (Video) - 3:58
7" Vinyl
  1. "Same Mistake" - 4:59
  2. "One of the Brightest Stars" (Live From The Garden Shed) - 3:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 3
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 69
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 72
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 26
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[9] 69
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 27
Italy (FIMI)[11] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 48
Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard)[13] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 21
UK Singles Chart 57
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 32

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/James-Blunt-Same-Mistake/release/1301194
  2. ^ Gifford, Mark (7 January 2008). "Pack Leader". The Big Issue (The Big Issue Company, London). p. 6. 
  3. ^ "James Blunt – Same Mistake – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – James Blunt – Same Mistake" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – James Blunt – Same Mistake" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  6. ^ "James Blunt Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for James Blunt. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200806 into search.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – James Blunt – Same Mistake". Tracklisten. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  9. ^ "James Blunt Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for James Blunt. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – James Blunt – Same Mistake". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – James Blunt – Same Mistake" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Chart Search Results - Portugal Digital Songs 2008-08-02". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – James Blunt – Same Mistake". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  15. ^ "James Blunt – Same Mistake – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  16. ^ "James Blunt Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for James Blunt. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  17. ^ Discografia de Duas Caras (novela): Duas Caras - Internacional (Letras)
  18. ^ Melendi Official Webpage

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