Monday, November 5, 2012

Sheryl Crow: Everyday Is A Winding Road

The other night, I watched the movie “Erin Brockovich” – I had never seen the 2000 film and really had no desire to see it at the time. While trolling through the late night offerings on Friday, I saw that it was on and said, “what the heck, let’s watch it.” It was a rather good movie and the harsh language with which the movie was criticized for in 2000 was cleaned up for television viewing.

Sheryl Crow’s “Everyday is a Winding Road” was featured over the movie's ending credits. The title, which is grammatically incorrect like so many other song titles, should have been listed as “Every Day” and not “Everyday.”  Buddy Holly's “Everyday” had the same problem.  This 1996 release from Sheryl Crow’s self-titled second album peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 at #11. It also received the nomination for the 1998 Grammy for “Record of the Year,” but failed to win the award.

Singing back-up on this track is Neil Finn who sang lead in Split Enz and Crowded House. Besides its media usage in “Erin Brockovich,” it also appeared as a commercial bed for Subaru commercials in the mid to late 2000s. It’s a great tune with a nice slide guitar riff that becomes an instrumental hook. I hadn’t heard this song in a number of years, so it was a nice surprise to catch it on TV.

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