Daylight Fading

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"Daylight Fading"
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Single by Counting Crows
from the album Recovering the Satellites
Released May 20, 1997
Format CD single
Recorded The Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA
Genre Rock
Length 3:50
Label Geffen
Writer(s) David Bryson, Adam Duritz, Charlie Gillingham, Matt Malley, Ben Mize, Dan Vickrey.
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Counting Crows singles chronology
"A Long December"
"Daylight Fading"

"Daylight Fading" is a single by the American rock band Counting Crows. It is the third single and also the third track of their second album Recovering the Satellites (1996). This song, along with previous releases such as "Mr. Jones" and "A Long December," had video rotation on MTV and VH1.

The single peaked at #26 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Daylight Fading" - 3:50
  2. "Rain King" (Live)
  3. "Daylight Fading" (Live)


Chart (1997) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 26
UK Singles Chart 54
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 51
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 20
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 26
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 26


Counting Crows are known for actively encouraging the free recording of and trading of their live shows. One such "bootleg" of one of their shows from 1995 contains a version of the song with completely different lyrics to the verses of the song. The chorus remains the same.

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