Then the Morning Comes

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"Then the Morning Comes"
Then the Morning Comes.jpg
Single by Smash Mouth
from the album Astro Lounge
Released September 12, 1999
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:02
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Greg Camp
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth singles chronology
"All Star"
"Then the Morning Comes"
"I'm a Believer"
Music video
"Then the Morning Comes" on YouTube

"Then the Morning Comes" is a song by American band Smash Mouth. It was released in September 1999 as the third single from the band's second studio album, Astro Lounge. The song was a successful follow up to the band's international hit "All Star", peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 in Canada.[1] In comparison to "Walkin' on the Sun", "Then the Morning Comes" also has a 1960s-inspired psychedelic vibe. This song was also featured on the 2000 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 4


"Then the Morning Comes" is written in the keys of C minor, E♭ major, and C major, and runs at 116 beats per minute.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Santa Cruz, California and directed by Scott Marshall. In this video, Steve Harwell wakes up at noon and gets ready to get going for his day. First, the man himself meets the people at the beach and the band Smash Mouth plays there. Next he meets his girlfriend (played by Stacy Sanches) at the cinema. Then he goes to a bar in a hotel and meets her again and oddly enough, the band Smash Mouth plays there too. In the end they wake up and the same guy tosses his alarm clock on the floor.


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1999-2000) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 11
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 26
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 5
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 2

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 48


  1. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 13, January 31, 2000". RPM. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ Smash Mouth "Then the Morning Comes" Sheet Music.
  3. ^ " – Smash Mouth – Then the Morning Comes". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Smash Mouth – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Smash Mouth.
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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