- The Promise of a New Day
Name = The Promise of a New Day
from Album = Spellbound
Format = cassette, vinyl,
[Recorded = ]
Genre = Pop
Label = Virgin
[Writer = ]
Certification = Gold (US)
Chart position = * #1 (USA)
* #52 (UK)
[ Reviews = ] *
Last single = "
This single = "Promise of a New Day"
Next single = "
Blowing Kisses in the Wind"
"The Promise of a New Day" is the second single (and lead-off track) from American artist
Paula Abdul's album "Spellbound". The song was written by Peter Lord and V. Jeffrey Smith. The single was released to radio while the surprise-hit " Rush Rush" was still at the top of radio airplay and the pop charts.
The song hit #1 on the
Billboard Hot 100on September 14, 1991, becoming Abdul's sixth chart-topping single, and her last #1 hit to date.
The video for the song was recorded in front of a green screen in
Hawaii. However, since Abdul was unable to film the clip due to other commitments, she shot the necessary scenes elsewhere, which were then edited into the video.
The video caused controversy when originally aired mainly because it appeared to make Abdul look thinner than she actually was. However, on
Pop Up Video, VH1 secured that the clip had been edited in such a way as to make the dancers appear closer together. This, along with a previous lawsuit asserting Abdul paid more talented vocalists to overdub vocals on her albums without giving them credit, was the subject of a parodycalled "The Promise of a Thin Me" that appeared on an episode of " In Living Color".
Track listings and formats
US Promo 5" CD
1. The Promise Of A New Day - 7" Edit (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
2. The Promise Of A New Day - West Coast 7" (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
3. The Promise Of A New Day - West Coast 12" (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
4. The Promise Of A New Day - Extended Club Version (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
5. The Promise Of A New Day - West Coast Dub (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
UK 12" Record
1. The Promise of a New Day - West Coast 12" (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
2. The Promise of a New Day - Album Version (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
3. The Promise of a New Day - Extended Club Version (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
1. The Promise of a New Day - 7" Edit (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
2. The Promise of a New Day - 12" Mix/West Coast 12" (Peter Lord; V. Jeffrey Smith)
*West Coast 12"
*West Coast 7"
*West Coast Dub
*East Coast Remix
*Extended Club Version
The song was covered by American indie band Mirror Ball Associates for the album "Covers Vol. 1", which features
Paul Durham(lead singer of Black Lab) on vocals.
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