Someday (The Strokes song)

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The Strokes - Someday - CD single cover.jpg
Single by the Strokes
from the album Is This It
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)
Songwriter(s)Julian Casablancas
Producer(s)Gordon Raphael
the Strokes singles chronology
"Last Nite"
Music video
"Someday" on YouTube

"Someday" is a song by the indie rock band the Strokes, and the third single from Is This It. It peaked at number 17 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart[1] and at number 27 on the U.K. Singles Chart.[2] It is written in the key of A major.

Track listing[edit]

2."Alone, Together (Home Recording)"2:59
3."Is This It (Home Recording)"3:27
4."Soma (Live)"3:29
  • "Alone, Together" recorded 28.02.00 - 12 am to 4 am
  • "Is This It" recorded at J.P.'s House 16.02.01 - In the afternoon
  • "Soma" recorded 02.04.02 at the Broadway, Reykjavik, Iceland

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Roman Coppola and features appearances by Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum - the guitarist, bassist, and drummer from Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver - as well as the members of Guided by Voices.[3] The video also features Richard Karn as himself, while The Strokes take on Guided by Voices in a fictional game of Family Feud.

Appearances in other media[edit]

This song was featured in the 2006 movie Click,[4] starring Adam Sandler, and on the Major League Baseball 2K8 soundtrack.[5][6]

It was sampled on Rhymefest's song "Devil's Pie" - produced by Mark Ronson - from his album Blue Collar.[7]

iiNet (Australian ISP) frequently uses the track to "Someday" in their advertisements.[8] As of 2018, TUI also use the song.

This song was featured in the 2013 movie Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Paramore, who performed the song on May 12th, 2017, during the After Laughter Tour.[9]


Chart (2001) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 84
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 27
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 17


  1. ^ "The Strokes Album and Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  2. ^ "The Strokes Chart History". Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  3. ^ Joe D'Angelo (2 July 2002). "Strokes Line Up GN'R, GBV Members For 'Someday' Video". Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Soundtrack for Click (2006)". Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  5. ^ Pete Haas (4 March 2008). "MLB 2K8 Gets Sage Hipster Advice For Soundtrack". Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  6. ^ Dan Keener (1 March 2008). "MLB 2K8 Sountrack released". Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  7. ^ "This Week's Guest:Rhymefest". 15 July 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  8. ^ "iiNet's New Naked DSL Ad". 14 February 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Watch Paramore's Sprightly Live Cover of the Strokes' 'Someday'". 12 May 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  10. ^ " – The Strokes – Someday" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.

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