Kind & Generous

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"Kind & Generous"
Kind & Generous.jpg
Single by Natalie Merchant
from the album Ophelia
ReleasedMay 19, 1998
RecordedSeptember 1996
GenrePop
Length4:07
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant singles chronology
"Jealousy"
(1996)
"Kind & Generous"
(1998)
"Break Your Heart"
(1998)

"Kind & Generous" is a song by Natalie Merchant and the first single from her second solo album, Ophelia. It became a hit North America, peaking at number 18 in the United States and number 19 in Canada.

Music video[edit]

The music video made for this song features Natalie as part of a travelling circus and taking on many guises. The circus performers were actual performers from the local area and the little girl was the daughter of the proprietor/showperson.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[1] 19
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[2] 15
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[3] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 18
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 3
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 32
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 63
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[10] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7894." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 3618." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3635." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "RPM's Top 100 Hit Tracks of '98" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 63 no. 12. December 14, 1998. p. 20. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "RPM's Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of '98". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 10, 2019.