The Difference

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"The Difference"
Single by The Wallflowers
from the album Bringing Down the Horse
B-side "I Wish I Felt Nothing"
"God Don't Make Lonely Girls" (Live)
Released September 22, 1997
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Roots rock
Length 3:49
Label Interscope Records
Writer(s) Jakob Dylan
Producer(s) T-Bone Burnett
The Wallflowers singles chronology
"One Headlight"
"The Difference"
"Three Marlenas"

"The Difference" is the third single from The Wallflowers' 1996 album, Bringing Down the Horse. The single was released in mid-1997. Though it did not achieve the chart-topping success of previous single "One Headlight" on either Billboard rock chart, it spent 8 weeks at #3 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and peaked at #5 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also peaked at #23 on the Hot 100 Airplay charts in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Difference" – 3:49
  2. "I Wish I Felt Nothing" – 5:04
  3. "God Don't Make Lonely Girls" (Live) – 4:50


Chart (1997) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 12
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 1
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 23
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 19
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5
US Billboard Adult Top 40 14
Preceded by
"If You Could Only See" by Tonic
Canadian RPM Rock/Alternative 30 number-one single
July 21–28, 1997
Succeeded by
"Last Night on Earth" by U2