Every Day Is Exactly the Same

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"Every Day Is Exactly the Same"
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Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album With Teeth
ReleasedApril 4, 2006
Format CD single
Recorded2004
Genre Industrial rock, alternative rock
Length4:56
Label Interscope/Nothing
Songwriter(s) Trent Reznor
Producer(s) Trent Reznor, Alan Moulder
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology
"Only"
(2005)
"Every Day Is Exactly the Same"
(2006)
"Survivalism"
(2007)
Halo numbers chronology
Halo 20
(2005)
Halo 21
(2006)
Halo 22
(2007)

"Every Day Is Exactly the Same" is the third single by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their album With Teeth . It is the twenty-first official Nine Inch Nails release. The commercial single was released on April 4, 2006 as an EP. It was also billed as the companion remix disc to With Teeth [ citation needed ], much to the chagrin of Trent Reznor[ citation needed ]. The song went for adds on R&R's alternative rock chart in November 2005.

Single (music) Type of music release usually containing one or two tracks

In the music industry, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.

Industrial rock music genre

Industrial rock is an alternative rock genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. The band was founded by lead singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, who was the band's only official member until adding English musician Atticus Ross in 2016. The band has signed with several major labels over the course of three decades, the current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

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The radio single reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock singles chart in the Modern Rock Tracks category and #12 in the Mainstream Rock Tracks category. The song also reached number one on the Canadian Singles Chart, and received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th annual Grammy Awards. [1] Though a planned music video was scrapped in the post-production stage, [2] "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" still topped Billboard's 2006 year-end Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, it has so far spent 94 weeks on the chart. [3]

The Canadian Singles Chart is compiled by the American-based music sales tracking company, Nielsen SoundScan. The chart is compiled every Wednesday, and is published by Jam! Canoe on Thursdays.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

Video

The only officially released image from the production of the scrapped "Every Day is Exactly the Same" music video. EDIETS musicvideo.jpg
The only officially released image from the production of the scrapped "Every Day is Exactly the Same" music video.

According to The Spiral, the music video for "Every Day Is Exactly the Same", directed by Francis Lawrence, was canceled in post-production. An image of a clapperboard and in the background what appeared to be water tank with a 3-lead ECG appeared on the official Nine Inch Nails website, but was later taken down.

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

Francis Lawrence American music video, film and television director

Francis Lawrence is an American filmmaker and producer. After establishing himself as a director of music videos and commercials, Lawrence made his feature length directorial debut with the supernatural thriller Constantine (2005) and has since directed the post-apocalyptic horror film I Am Legend (2007), the romantic drama Water for Elephants (2011), three of the four films in the Hunger Games film series, and the spy thriller Red Sparrow (2018).

Clapperboard device used to synchronize video and sound recordings

A clapperboard is a device used in filmmaking and video production to assist in synchronizing of picture and sound, and to designate and mark the various scenes and takes as they are filmed and audio-recorded.

There is also a studio cut video for the song. The video seems to be set in the area where the video for "The Hand That Feeds" was filmed. It can be seen on Beside You In Time .

Release and reception

Allmusic gave a generally favorable review of the EP, describing its various remixes as "actually better than the original versions". Allmusic described the "Sam Fog vs. Carlos D Mix" of "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" as "sleekly ominous", and concluded that the track rendered "NIN's increasingly claustrophobic, insular music sound fresh again". [4] Pitchfork Media was not as positive towards the last mix, however, labeling it as the most disappointing track on the release and calling it "cold and ordinary". [5] Pitchfork was more positive towards the other tracks however, labeling the El-P mix as "a harrowing (and somewhat cloying) experience" and concluding of the DFA mix that "the treatment works beautifully." [5]

The song is featured in the 2008 film Wanted , where it became the film's most recognizable song.

<i>Wanted</i> (2008 film) 2008 American action thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Wanted is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, and Chris Morgan, based on the comic book miniseries by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones. The film stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, and Angelina Jolie. Its plot revolves around Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated account manager who discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join the Fraternity, a secret society in which his father worked.

This song is played in the CBS show Hawaii Five-0 , in the beginning of the 15th episode of the third season, entitled "Hookman".

This song is played in the show Criminal Minds (first season, second episode, 1 minute 27 seconds in). The episode is titled "Compulsion".

Formats and track listings

All songs by Trent Reznor.

U.S. CD EP

  1. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" – 4:57
  2. "The Hand That Feeds" (DFA Mix) – 9:03
  3. "The Hand That Feeds" (Photek Straight Mix) – 7:47
  4. "Only" (El-P Mix) – 4:22
  5. "Only" (Richard X Mix) – 7:25
  6. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" (Sam Fog vs. Carlos D Mix) – 5:03

Japan CD EP

  1. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" – 4:57
  2. "The Hand That Feeds" (DFA Mix) – 9:03
  3. "The Hand That Feeds" (Photek Straight Mix) – 7:47
  4. "Only" (El-P Mix) – 4:22
  5. "Only" (Richard X Mix) – 7:25
  6. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" (Sam Fog vs. Carlos D Mix) – 5:03
  7. "The Hand That Feeds" (Photek Dub Mix) – 7:52
  8. "Love Is Not Enough" (Live at Rehearsals) – 3:51

Promo 12"

(Remixes By Sam Fog And Carlos D. From Interpol)

  1. Everyday Is Exactly The Same – Main Mix – 5:03
  2. Everyday Is Exactly The Same – Edit – 4:09
  3. Everyday Is Exactly The Same – Full Vocals – 4:12

Promo CD

  1. Everyday Is Exactly The Same – Edit – 3:51
  2. Everyday Is Exactly The Same – Interpol Mix Edit – 4:09
  3. Everyday Is Exactly The Same – LP Version – 4:56

Personnel

Charts

ChartPeak
position
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)1
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 56
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks [6] 1
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks [6] 12
US Billboard Pop 100 [6] 48
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales [7] 1

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