Everyday Is a Winding Road

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"Everyday Is a Winding Road"
Sheryl Crow - Everyday Is a Winding Road.jpg
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Sheryl Crow
B-side "On the Outside"
"Sad Sad World"
"In Need"
"Free Man"
"Ordinary Morning"
Released November 8, 1996
Format Maxi single
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:16
Writer(s) Sheryl Crow
Jeff Trott
Brian MacLeod
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"If It Makes You Happy"
"Everyday Is a Winding Road"
"Hard to Make a Stand"

"Everyday Is a Winding Road" is the second single from American singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow's 1996 eponymous album. The song was well-received on the radio and peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Neil Finn, lead singer of Crowded House, provides backing vocals. It also peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. Paul Hester, another member of Crowded House, was the inspiration for the song. A music video for this song was directed by Peggy Sirota and filmed in New York City in sepia. It features a toy airplane flying from person to person throughout the city. The song garnered a nomination for Record of the Year at the 1998 Grammy Awards but lost to "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin.

The song was covered by Prince on his 1999 album, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. The song was used in several 2006 and 2007 Subaru commercials as well as the films Erin Brockovich and Phenomenon. However, Phenomenon came out four months before the song's release and had a special edit for the film.

Track listing[edit]

US CD single:

  1. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" - LP version
  2. "Sad Sad World" - Non LP track
  3. "In Need" - Non LP track
  4. "On the Outside" - Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire

UK CD #1: (ltd edition incl 4 postcards)

  1. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" - LP version
  2. "Strong Enough" - LP version
  3. "Can't Cry Anymore" - LP version
  4. "What I Can Do for You" - LP version

UK CD #2:

  1. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" - LP version
  2. "If It Makes You Happy" - Live BBC Simon Mayo Session
  3. "All I Wanna Do" - Live BBC Simon Mayo Session
  4. "Run Baby Run" - Live BBC Simon Mayo Session

EU CD single:

  1. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" - LP version
  2. "Free Man" - Non LP track
  3. "Run Baby Run" - Live at Woodstock
  4. "Ordinary Morning" - LP version

Chart performance[edit]


Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune said the song "blatantly swipes" from the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil".[9]


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  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  9. ^ Kot, Greg (August 26, 1997). "Lawdy, Ms. Crow: Top-selling Singer Has Songs But Lacks Emotional Honesty". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 18, 2013.