Someday (Flipsyde song)

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"Someday"
Single by Flipsyde
from the album We the People
Released April 26, 2005
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Alternative hip-hop, R&B
Length 4:00
Label Cherrytree/Interscope
Flipsyde singles chronology
"Someday"
(2005)
"Happy Birthday"
(2006)
"Someday"
(2005)
"Happy Birthday"
(2006)

"Someday" is a single by alternative hip-hop group Flipsyde, from their 2005 debut album We the People.

Release[edit]

"Someday" was chosen by NBC as the theme song to advertise their coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics, as the network felt its sound would attract younger viewers.[1] Though the single did not chart in the United States, the resulting exposure led to an increase in album sales and Flipsyde performing at the 2006 Winter X Games.[1]

Two music videos were produced, one by NBC featuring ice skaters Michelle Kwan and Apolo Anton Ohno,[1] and the other as the official video.[2] The track was additionally included in the soundtrack of the 2008 film Never Back Down.

Reception[edit]

Patrick Ryan of USA Today praised the single in 2016 as one of the "best Olympics theme songs" for its "unique combination of rap and Spanish guitar".[3] However, Troy Farah of the Phoenix New Times wrote that it was "a transparent attempt by NBC to get the younger generation to pay attention to the Olympics",[2] while Travis Jones of The Sydney Morning Herald criticized its selection due to its lyrical content that he felt had no connection to the event.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Someday" — 4:00
  2. "Someday (instrumental)" — 4:19

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Finland Top 40 Singles 10
German Top 100 Singles[5] 10
Swedish Top 40 Singles[6] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Weiss, Joanna (January 31, 2006). "For Flipsyde, a golden moment". Boston Globe. Retrieved March 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Farah, Troy (July 24, 2012). "The Best and Worst Olympic Theme Songs in History". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ranking the 10 best (and worst) Olympics theme songs". Entertain This!. USA Today. August 4, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Jones, Travis (July 20, 2016). "Six Olympics songs that failed to live up to the hype". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ ""Someday" Chart Performance". Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  6. ^ "Sweden Top 40 (2005-08-27)". Retrieved 2009-03-05. [permanent dead link]

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