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"
ReleasedNovember 8, 1996
FormatMaxi single
Recorded1996
GenreRock
Length4:16
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"If It Makes You Happy"
(1996)
"Everyday Is a Winding Road"
(1996)
"Hard to Make a Stand"
(1997)

"Everyday Is a Winding Road" is the second single from American singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow's 1996 eponymous album. Neil Finn, lead singer of Crowded House, provides backing vocals. The song was well-received on the radio and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and became Crow's fourth and final number-one single in Canada. 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.

Criticism[edit]

Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune said the song "blatantly swipes" from the Rolling Stones' song "Sympathy for the Devil".[1]

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 (limited edition including 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

Charts[edit]

Covers[edit]

The song was covered by Prince on his 1999 album, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the films Erin Brockovich and Phenomenon. However, Phenomenon came out four months before the song's release and included a special edit of the song.

In 2006, the song was used in TV commercials by Subaru of America.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kot, Greg (August 26, 1997). "Lawdy, Ms. Crow: Top-selling Singer Has Songs But Lacks Emotional Honesty". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7850." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 3150." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is a Winding Road" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Notowanie nr788" (in Polish). LP3. March 7, 1997. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "Sheryl Crow Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "RPM '97 Year End Top 100 Hit Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  17. ^ "RPM '97 Year End Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  19. ^ https://adage.com/article/songs-for-soap/sheryl-crow-s-winding-road-subaru/124939/
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZXr4AKMHX0