A Change Would Do You Good

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"A Change Would Do You Good"
A Change Would Do You Good single cover art.jpg
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Sheryl Crow
B-side
  • "Everyday Is a Winding Road"
  • "If It Makes You Happy"
  • "Hard to Make a Stand"
Released June 23, 1997
Genre Rock
Length 3:50
Label A&M
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Hard to Make a Stand"
(1997)
"A Change Would Do You Good"
(1997)
"Home"
(1997)

"A Change Would Do You Good" is the fourth single from Sheryl Crow's 1996 eponymous album. It was preceded by "If It Makes You Happy", "Everyday Is a Winding Road", and "Hard to Make a Stand". It became an additional hit in the UK for her when it peaked at #8 in July 1997.

Crow performed the song on her live album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park.

The song was covered by Dean Geyer and Lea Michele on the 2012 Glee episode "Makeover".

Crow performed the song at President Obama's 2008 Inaugural Ball for the Midwest States.

Music videos[edit]

Several versions of a music video were shot.

The first video, directed by Crow and Lance Acord features Crow standing in the middle of a New York City street playing a guitar while a second Crow is throwing her possessions (and eventually herself) out of an apartment building window. This video appears on the DVD The Very Best of Sheryl Crow and was shot in black and white.

The second video, directed by Michel Gondry, shows Crow similar to the character Samantha Stephens from the TV sitcom fantasy Bewitched. She switches around characters' lives, such as a cab driver and teen garage band singer. Notable guests include Mary Lynn Rajskub, Heather Matarazzo, Jeff Garlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Molly Shannon, Andy Dick and Toby Huss. This video appears on the DVD compilation Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1).

This video received negative reaction from critics due to too much dialogue during the song, and was "jeered" by TV Guide. The video was later re-edited with less dialogue.

The final video is taken from a VH1 live performance.

Track listing[edit]

Cat. No. 582-209-2:

  1. "A Change Would Do You Good" - LP Version
  2. "Hard to Make a Stand" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  3. "On The Outside" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  4. "A Change Would Do You Good" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire

Cat. No. 582-217-2:

  1. "A Change Would Do You Good" - LP Version
  2. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  3. "Can't Cry Anymore" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire
  4. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire

Cat. No. 582-271-2:

  1. "A Change Would Do You Good"
  2. "Everyday Is a Winding Road"
  3. "If It Makes You Happy"
  4. "Hard to Make a Stand"

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online". Lp3.polskieradio.pl. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1997". RPM. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]