It's a New Day (will.i.am song)

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"It's a New Day"
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Promotional single by will.i.am
from the album Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise
ReleasedNovember 7, 2008
FormatDigital download
RecordedEthernet and Record Plant, Los Angeles, January 31, 2008
GenreHip hop
Length3:39
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)William Adams
Producer(s)William Adams

"It's a New Day" is a song produced and organised by rapper and producer will.i.am. It was released as promotional single on November 7, 2008 from political compilation album Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise,. Will performed the song for the first time on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The song was written as a tribute to President Barack Obama's victory. It was used in an episode of the second season of Gossip Girl. A parody of the song was featured on the Boondocks episode "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman." It was titled "Dick Riding Obama", and featured will.i.am, rapper Thugnificent, Gangstalicious and a George Clooney lookalike debating whether Obama's victory was really a success. A scene from the episode was released on YouTube before the episode aired as a form of viral marketing.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was released in November 2008, and features cameos by various celebrities, including:

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 78
Canadian Hot 100 84
Hungarian Singles Chart[1] 135

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz.