Day After Day (Badfinger song)

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"Day After Day"
Apple 40 sleeve.jpg
Single by Badfinger
from the album Straight Up
B-side
  • "Money" (US)
  • "Sweet Tuesday Morning" (UK)
Released10 November 1971 (US)
14 January 1972 (UK)
Format7-inch single
GenrePop rock[1]
Length3:02
LabelApple
Songwriter(s)Pete Ham
Producer(s)George Harrison
Badfinger singles chronology
"No Matter What"
(1970)
"Day After Day"
(1971)
"Baby Blue"
(1972)

"Day After Day" is a song by the British rock band Badfinger from their 1971 album Straight Up. It was written by Pete Ham and produced by George Harrison, who also plays slide guitar on the recording. The song was issued as a single and became one of Badfinger's biggest hits, charting at number 4 in the United States and earning gold accreditation from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Recording[edit]

"Day After Day" was written and sung by Pete Ham and produced by George Harrison,[2] who plays some of the slide guitar parts of the song along with Ham.[3] The record also features Leon Russell on piano. As the song was unfinished at the time Harrison left the Badfinger album to produce the Concert for Bangladesh, the final mix was done by Todd Rundgren, who took over Straight Up after Harrison's departure.

Release[edit]

Released as a single in the US in November 1971 (January 1972 elsewhere), it would become the group's highest charting single there, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.[4] It also peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1972. It remains one of the band's best-known songs, most notably for the slide guitar solos. It went Gold in March 1972, becoming the band's first and only gold single. "Day After Day" reached number 10 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Badfinger

Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions and other uses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe, Bosso (21 November 2010). "Badfinger's Joey Molland on The Beatles, Apple Records reissues and tragedy". MusicRadar. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ Castleman, Harry; Podrazik, Walter J. (1977). "1971 – My Sweet Lord, He's So Fine". All Together Now – The First Complete Beatles Discography 1961–1975 (Second ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 106. ISBN 0-345-25680-8.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Robert (2010). Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles' Solo Years, 1970–1980 (illustrated ed.). New York: Backbeat Books. p. 41. ISBN 9780879309688.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 42.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 26.
  6. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts – 15 April 1972". poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  7. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  8. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2015). The Comparison Book. Menonomee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-89820-213-7.
  9. ^ "Top Pop 100 Singles" Billboard December 30, 1972: TA-3
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-03.

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