Three Days in a Row

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"Three Days in a Row"
Cover Three Days in a Row.jpg
Single by Anouk
from the album For Bitter or Worse
Released 28 August 2009
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Poprock, blues
Length 4:13
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Anouk Teeuwe, Martin Gjerstad, Tore Johansson
Anouk singles chronology
"Today"
(2009)
"Three Days in a Row"
(2009)
"Woman"
(2009)

"Today"
(2009)
"Three Days in a Row"
(2009)
"Woman"
(2009)

"Three Days in a Row" is the first official single of Anouk's sixth album For Bitter or Worse. It was released in August 2009.[1] The song was written by Anouk, Martin Gjerstad and Tore Johansson.[2] The song reached the peak position in both the Dutch Top 40 (where it stayed for four weeks) and the Mega Single Top 100 (where it stayed for one week).[3][4] It also reached the number-one position in the 3FM Megatop 50 and stayed there for five weeks.[5] In Flanders, the song reached the 19th position in the Ultratop 50.[6]

Background[edit]

"Three Days in a Row" opens directly to the chorus of the song, in which Anouk sings she has loved someone for three days, after which she has never seen him again ("Three days in a row / You were mine alone / And I haven't seen you since that day"). Apparently, this person was not aware of Anouk's love for him ("I've been loving you / Without you even knowing"). Anouk also sings she is sure their love will be continued ("I know it's a matter of time / Before it all falls back into place").[2]

The number is considered differently from Anouk's previous work, more tending to blues music.[7] One week after its release, the song was heard 22 million times on the Dutch radio: it reached the first position in the Dutch Airplay-chart. It is quite unusual that a Dutch act manages to reach the first place.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Three Days in a Row" was directed by Kenneth Hope. In the clip Anouk is seen standing in front of a white background which is showing images of her. On 17 August 2009 the video premiered on Dutch television channel TMF. The video is a "remake" of the clip of another Anouk song ("Michel").[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 1
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[4] 1
Netherlands (3FM Megatop 50)[5] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The song on iTunes". itunes.apple.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Lyrics and writer credits". www.songlyrics.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Three Days in a Row in the Dutch Top 40". www.top40.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Three Days in a Row in the Mega Single Top 100". www.dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Three Days in a Row in the 3FM Megatop 50". megatop50.3fm.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Three Days in a Row in the Ultratop 50". www.ultratop.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Different considering". nlpop.blog.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Airplay-chart". nlpop.blog.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Music video". videoclips.blog.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2011.