Best Days (Graham Colton song)
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|Single by Graham Colton|
|Released||October 30, 2007|
|Writer(s)||Graham Colton & Dave Bassett|
"Best Days", was chosen as single of the week at iTunes and subsequently, Graham was named by its editors as a 'Top New Pop Artist' of '07. In addition, the track landed coverage in Billboard magazine with a 'Singles Review' and was the subject of their 'Breaking and Entering' feature.
The music video for the song was directed by highly acclaimed director, Nigel Dick, and made its TRL debut on MTV shortly after it was filmed. MTV proceeded to use four songs (including "Best Days") from the album as part of their 'Featured Artist Program' for the hit show, Newport Harbor.
From there, the song began to quickly attract attention from music supervisors and was used for several national promo campaigns including HBO (year-end promo), ABC (October Road promo), and Sundance ('08 new lineup promo). CBS used the song in its nationally televised Thanksgiving Day Football programming. In addition, the song was also used in hit TV shows such as Wildfire and Kyle XY. Among other notable placements, Oprah Winfrey also tapped the song for her new primetime network series, The Big Give.
Shortly after,"Best Days" was selected by Fox's hit show American Idol for a featured ending montage of group auditions which led to additional use as the 'Exit' song for the first round of live auditions.
In 2008, the song was used in the UK show Big Brother's Little Brother for the final montage sequence of the series showing the best bits of Big Brother 9/2008 in the UK. It also appeared on The Sophia Wardman Programme.
Graham Colton Music (BMI) & Windswept Music (BMI)
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