Three Days in a Row

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"Three Days in a Row"
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Single by Anouk
from the album For Bitter or Worse
Released28 August 2009
Genre Pop rock, blues
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Anouk Teeuwe, Martin Gjerstad, Tore Johansson
Anouk singles chronology
"If I Go"
"Three Days in a Row"

"Three Days in a Row" is the first official single of Anouk's sixth album For Bitter or Worse . It was released in August 2009. [1] The song was written by Anouk, Martin Gjerstad and Tore Johansson. [2] The song reached the peak position in both the Dutch Top 40 (where it stayed for four weeks) and the Mega Single Top 100 (where it stayed for one week). [3] [4] It also reached the number-one position in the 3FM Megatop 50 and stayed there for five weeks. [5] In Flanders, the song reached the 19th position in the Ultratop 50. [6]



"Three Days in a Row" opens directly to the chorus of the song, in which Anouk sings she has loved someone for three days, after which she has never seen him again ("Three days in a row / You were mine alone / And I haven't seen you since that day"). Apparently, this person was not aware of Anouk's love for him ("I've been loving you / Without you even knowing"). Anouk also sings she is sure their love will be continued ("I know it's a matter of time / Before it all falls back into place"). [2]

The number is considered differently from Anouk's previous work, more tending to blues music. [7] One week after its release, the song was heard 22 million times on the Dutch radio: it reached the first position in the Dutch Airplay-chart. It is quite unusual that a Dutch act manages to reach the first place. [8]

Music video

The music video for "Three Days in a Row" was directed by Kenneth Hope. In the clip, Anouk is seen standing in front of a white background which is showing images of her; on 17 August 2009 the video premiered on Dutch television channel TMF. The video is a "remake" of the clip of another Anouk song ("Michel"). [9]


Chart (2009)Peak
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) [3] 1
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) [4] 1
Netherlands (3FM Megatop 50) [5] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) [6] 19

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