|"Don't Know Why"|
|Single by Norah Jones|
|from the album Come Away with Me|
|Norah Jones singles chronology|
Cover art for "Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
"Don't Know Why" is a song written and composed by Jesse Harris that originally appeared on his 1999 album, Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos. A cover of it was the first single by American singer Norah Jones from her debut studio album, Come Away with Me (2002).
Jones's version peaked at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was a critical success. 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 United States to date, and her only one to reach the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. "Don't Know Why" was also a modest hit abroad, reaching number five in Australia, number 24 in New Zealand, and number 59 in the United Kingdom. The song was ranked number 459 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.
A music video directed by Anastasia Simone and Ian Spencer was released in 2002. It features Jones performing the song on a gray beach at sunrise, on a rocky hill, and at a beach rental stand accompanied by a wooden piano while undersea images are projected onto the walls.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||56|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||82|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||86|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||24|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||71|
| Scotland (Official Charts Company) |
with "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||59|
| UK Singles (Official Charts Company) |
with "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
|US Billboard Hot 100||30|
|US Adult Alternative Songs ( Billboard )||5|
|US Adult Contemporary ( Billboard )||4|
|US Adult Top 40 ( Billboard )||8|
|US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard )||32|
|US Billboard Hot 100||97|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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