Seventeen Days

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Seventeen Days
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Studio album by 3 Doors Down
Released February 8, 2005
Recorded 2004 at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 44:11
Label Universal
Producer Johnny K
3 Doors Down chronology
Another 700 Miles EP
Seventeen Days
Acoustic EP
Singles from Seventeen Days
  1. "Let Me Go"
    Released: February 14, 2005
  2. "Behind Those Eyes"
    Released: March 11, 2005
  3. "Live for Today"
    Released: 2005
  4. "Here by Me"
    Released: 2005
  5. "Landing in London"
    Released: June 20, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Seventeen Days is the third studio album by American rock band 3 Doors Down, released on February 8, 2005, five years to the day that 3 Doors Down released their debut album, The Better Life.

It is 3 Doors Down's first album in the three years since 2002's Away from the Sun. It topped the chart on the Billboard 200 soon after it was released. Bob Seger sings a duet with lead singer, Brad Arnold, on the song "Landing in London".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell and Chris Henderson.

No. Title Length
1. "Right Where I Belong" 2:32
2. "It's Not Me" 3:14
3. "Let Me Go" 3:52
4. "Be Somebody" 3:15
5. "Landing in London (feat. Bob Seger and string arrangements by David Campbell)" 4:31
6. "The Real Life" 3:52
7. "Behind Those Eyes" 4:19
8. "Never Will I Break" 3:50
9. "Father's Son" 4:12
10. "Live for Today" 3:47
11. "My World" 3:00
12. "Here by Me" 3:47
Total length: 44:11
  • The UK Bonus Edition features "Let Me Go (Acoustic Version)" as a bonus track.
  • The iTunes version features "Be Somebody (Acoustic Version)" as an album-only track, appearing after "Here by Me".

Additional notes[edit]

  • This album was delayed shortly in 2004 because 3 Doors Down was busy touring around with their previous album Away from the Sun.
  • The live version of "It’s Not Me" was featured on Another 700 Miles EP.
  • Many people believe the album was written by the band in seventeen days, hence the name of the album, but this is not true. The name was created because the band only had 17 days off from the end of their Away from the Sun tour and being back in the studio to work on their new album.[4]
  • Seventeen Days was certified platinum just a month after its release.
  • "Behind Those Eyes" was used as one of two theme songs for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event, WrestleMania 21.
  • This is the last studio album to feature drummer Daniel Adair who left the group to join Nickelback, also single Let Me Go is his final single with them (3 Doors Down).


3 Doors Down

  • Brad Arnold - Lead vocals
  • Matt Roberts - Lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Henderson - Rhythm guitar
  • Todd Harrell - Bass
  • Daniel Adair - Drums, backing vocals

Additional Musicians

  • Bob Seger - Vocals on "Landing in London"
  • Bekka Bramlett, Crystal Taliefero, Janet Kenyon, Amy Owsley and Kelley Norris - Background vocals on "Father's Son"
  • Nick Hoffman - Banjo and violin on "Father's Son"
  • Kristin Wilkinson, Anthony La Marchina, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, David B. Angell - Strings on "Here by Me" and "Landing in London"
  • String arrangements by Kirk Kelsey & Kristin Wilkinson



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review on Wayback Machine (archived October 13, 2007)
  4. ^ [1] 3 doors down bio
Preceded by
The Documentary by The Game
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005
Succeeded by
Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles