Black Horse and the Cherry Tree


Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

Infobox single
Name = Black Horse and the Cherry Tree


Artist = KT Tunstall
from Album = Eye to the Telescope
B-side =
Released = flagicon|UK 21 February, 2005
flagicon|US flagicon|Canada 29 August, 2005
Format = 7", CD
Recorded = 2004
Genre = Alternative rock, world, folk
Length = 2:51
Label = Relentless Records
Writer = KT Tunstall
Producer = Andy Green
Certification =
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = KT Tunstall
Type = UK singles
Last single = "Throw Me a Rope"
(2004)
This single = "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
(2005)
Next single = "Other Side of the World"
(2005)
Extra chronology
Artist = KT Tunstall
Type = US singles
Last single =
This single = "'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
(2006)
Next single = "Suddenly I See"
(2006)

"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is featured on her debut album, "Eye to the Telescope". It was released 21 February 2005 as the lead single from that album, charting at #28 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2005 in British music).

ong information

Tunstall said of the song: [ [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/webpages/kttunstallx02x03x05 http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/webpages/kttunstallx02x03x05] "Contactmusic.com" Retrieved on 05-21-07 ]

The song is usually performed solo by Tunstall, with the layered guitar and vocals constructed piece-by-piece by sampling the parts live, and using a digital delay unit to create the backing track. A performance of the song on "Later with Jools Holland" was an important break in Tunstall's career. The song won Tunstall an award for Best Single of 2005 in "Q magazine", and it received a 2007 Grammy Award nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". [ [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,235200,00.html "FOX Facts: Complete List of Grammy Award Nominations"] . Associated Press. December 7 2006. Retrieved December 9 2006.]

The song was later redone by Aly & AJ for "Pepsi Smash", included on the re-release of their second studio album "Insomniatic". A video of the performance can currently be seen on Yahoo! Music.

Track listings

*7"
# "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" - 2:51
# "Barbie" - 2:25
*CD
# "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
# "One Day (Live)" - 4:19
*Australian Single
# "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" - 2:51
# "One Day (Live)" - 4:19
# "Barbie" - 2:25

Chart performance

Initially, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" was in the bottom half of the US "Billboard" Hot 100 chart. Only after Katharine McPhee sang the song on "American Idol" (in the 5th season) as part of a Billboard charts-based song selection did the tune rise rapidly in popularity; it jumped 56 positions on the U.S. Hot 100 chart, going from #79 to #23, and then moving to #8, becoming Tunstall's first single (and only, to date) to appear on that chart's Top 20. McPhee would go on to sing the song again in her final performance show on May 23, 2006, finishing second to Taylor Hicks. "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" was also used in advertisements for The WB show "Pepper Dennis" and the 2006 US Open. The song's video ranked #19 on VH1's "40 Greatest Videos of 2006." During the program's airing, Tunstall stated that the day of the video shoot was the only time she had ever worn red lipstick.

Chart positions

References


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