- Don't Know Why
"Don't Know Why" Single by Norah Jones from the album First Sessions/Come Away with Me Released July 2002 Format CD Recorded 2001
(New York City)
(Shokan, New York)
Genre Blues, jazz, folk Length 3:09 Label Blue Note Writer(s) Jesse Harris Producer Norah Jones, Arif Mardin, Jay Newland Norah Jones singles chronology "Don't Know Why"
"Feelin' the Same Way"
"Come Away with Me"
"Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
"Turn Me On"
Alternative coverCover art for "Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
"Don't Know Why" is a jazz song written by Jesse Harris which originally appeared on his 1999 album, Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos. It was the second single by Norah Jones from her breakthrough 2002 album Come Away with Me. Although Jones's version only peaked at number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it was a critical success for her that helped established her as a respected new artist, and subsequently her album sold extremely well. The single went on to win three Grammy Awards in 2003 for "Record of the Year", "Song of the Year", and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". It remains Jones's biggest hit single in the USA to date, and her only one to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also a hit internationally and reached Top 10 in several countries. The song charted at 459 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.
- Pat Metheny: Jazz guitarist played "Don't Know Why" on his 2003 solo album One Quiet Night.
- Smokey Robinson covered the song on his 2009 solo album Time Flies When You're Having Fun.
- Aya Matsuura covered the song for her album Naked Songs.
- Ken Hirai: Japanese R&B singer performed the song on his album of covers entitled Ken's Bar.
- JUJU: Japanese jazz/soul/R&B singer included the cover on her single "Donna ni tokutemo" as a B-side.
- Vania Borges covered the song on the compilation album Rhythms del Mundo.
- Aliya Parcs covered the song on the compilation album Jam and Jive.
- It was featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution as a cover.
- The sketch comedy show MADtv parodied the song in a commercial for the fictitious album Monotonous. The joke of the sketch is that the song sets the mood for wild parties despite its slow pace.
- Jazz fusion\contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit covered the song from his 2003 album "Right Here, Right Now."
- Saxophonist Jimmy Sommers covered the song from his 2007 release "Time Stands Still."
- Asaro and Wolcott covered the song on their 2010 EP Goodbye Note
- Martin Taylor (guitarist) included this song on his album The Valley, and in a number of concerts including his performance at The Stables on the day John Dankworth died
"Don't Know Why"
Chart (2002/2003) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 5 Austrian Singles Chart 56 Dutch Singles Chart 86 French Singles Chart 74 German Singles Chart 82 New Zealand Singles Chart 24 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 30 U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 4 U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 8 U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 32 U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 21 U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 Recurrents 1
"Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
Chart (2003) Peak
UK Singles Chart 67
- WYEP Live and Direct: Volume 4 - On Air Performances (2002)
- ^ Come Away with Me liner notes. Blue Note (2002)
- ^ The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born: 51–100
- ^ "A Thousand Kisses Deep overview". Allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r661910.
- ^ "David Benoit - Right Here, Right Now". JazzReview.com. http://www.jazzreview.com/cdreview.cfm?ID=6065.
- ^ "Time Stands Still overview". Allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r948874.
- ^ "News :05.26.09 ::". JimmySommers.com. http://www.jimmysommers.com/home.html.
- ^ a b c d http://acharts.us/song/36
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- ^ http://acharts.us/song/8877
- "Don't Know Why" reviewed by Ted Gioia (Jazz.com)
Norah Jones Studio albumsCome Away with Me (2002) · Feels Like Home (2004) · Not Too Late (2007) · The Fall (2009) Compilation album...Featuring Other albumsFirst Sessions (EP) · New York City · The Little Willies · El Madmo · For the Good Times Singles"Don't Know Why" · "Feelin' the Same Way" · "Come Away with Me" · "Turn Me On" · "Here We Go Again" · "Sunrise" · "What Am I to You?" · "Those Sweet Words" · "Thinking About You" · "Not Too Late" · "Sinkin' Soon" · "Until the End" · "Chasing Pirates" · "Young Blood" · "It's Gonna Be" Related articlesDiscography · Tour · Awards · The Little Willies · Ravi Shankar · Anoushka Shankar · My Blueberry Nights Grammy Award for Record of the Year (2000s) "Smooth"* by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas
· engineered/mixed by David Thoener, produced by Matt Serletic (2000)
"Beautiful Day"* by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
· engineered/mixed by Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite; produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (2001)
"Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
· engineered/mixed by Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite; produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (2002)
"Don't Know Why"* by Norah Jones;
· engineered/mixed by Jay Newland; produced by Arif Mardin, Jay Newland & Norah Jones (2003)
"Clocks" by Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin)
· engineered/mixed by Coldplay, Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian; produced by Coldplay & Ken Nelson (2004)
"Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles and Norah Jones
· engineered/mixed by Al Schmitt, Mark Fleming, & Terry Howard; produced by John R. Burk (2005)
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III)
· engineered/mixed by Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, produced by Green Day & Rob Cavallo (2006)
"Not Ready to Make Nice"* by Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison)
· engineered/mixed by Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd; produced by Rick Rubin (2007)
"Rehab"* by Amy Winehouse
· engineered/mixed by Tom Elmhirst, Vaughan Merrick, Dom Morley, Mark Ronson & Gabriel Roth; produced by Mark Ronson (2008)
"Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
· engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante; produced by T-Bone Burnett (2009)
Complete list · (1960s) · (1970s) · (1980s) · (1990s) · (2000s) · (2010s) Grammy Award for Song of the Year (2000s)
Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas - "Smooth" (2000) · Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr. & Paul Hewson - "Beautiful Day" (2001) · Alicia Keys - "Fallin'" (2002) · Jesse Harris - "Don't Know Why" (2003) · Richard Marx & Luther Vandross - "Dance with My Father" (2004) · John Mayer - "Daughters" (2005) · Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr. & Paul Hewson - "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (2006) · Emily Burns Irwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines Pasdar & Dan Wilson - "Not Ready to Make Nice" (2007) · Amy Winehouse - "Rehab" (2008) · Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin - "Viva la Vida" (2009)
Complete list · (1960s) · (1970s) · (1980s) · (1990s) · (2000s) · (2010s)Categories:
- 1999 songs
- 2002 singles
- 2000s pop songs
- Smooth jazz songs
- Norah Jones songs
- Grammy Award for Song of the Year
- Grammy Award for Record of the Year
- Songs produced by Arif Mardin
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