Ordinary Day (Vanessa Carlton song)

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"Ordinary Day"
Ordinary Day.jpg
Single by Vanessa Carlton
from the album Be Not Nobody
B-side"Swindler"
ReleasedApril 14, 2002
FormatCD single
GenrePop
Length3:58 (album version)
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Vanessa Carlton
Producer(s)Ron Fair
Vanessa Carlton singles chronology
"A Thousand Miles"
(2002)
"Ordinary Day"
(2002)
"Pretty Baby"
(2003)

"Ordinary Day", originally called Ordinary Days, is a song written and performed by Vanessa Carlton from her album Be Not Nobody. The single peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Carlton wrote the song when she was 17. It is the first song that Vanessa has ever written in only one sitting.

When Carlton performs the song live, she uses some of the original lyrics that she wrote for the song rather than the ones recorded for the album version. On the album, the lyrics at the end of the chorus are "Don't you see your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand?" and in the live version Vanessa sings "If we walk now, we will divide and conquer this land".

Music video[edit]

The music video to the song is a fairly simplistic one. The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, who also directed the music video for her previous hit single "A Thousand Miles".
The video begins with Vanessa writing the song's title in a diary. As she starts to sing "just a boy, just an ordinary boy", a boy appears behind her. The video continues with her playing the piano and walking in a large field filled with people hugging and kissing each other under a solar eclipse.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 48
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 5
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 41
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 73
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 17
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 51
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 64
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 53
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 30
US Billboard Adult Top 40[10] 29
US Billboard Pop Songs[10] 9

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