Badfinger – Day After Day

The slide guitar sounds familiar because George Harrison produced this and played slide on it. The year before, Badfinger played on Harrison’s first solo album, All Things Must Pass. Leon Russell played piano on this recording. It was mixed by Todd Rundgren. It’s a beautiful song about longing.

They were signed to the Beatle’s Apple Records which was a blessing and a curse. It got them noticed with initial excitement but also hindered their development for their own sound.

This is one of their best-known songs. This is their highest charting song and it peaked at #4 in the Billboard 100, #2 in Canada, and #10 in the UK Charts in 1972. The song was off of the Straight Up album that peaked at #31 in the Billboard album charts.

From Songfacts

Badfinger guitarist Peter Ham wrote this. A few years later, after a dispute with their record label over missing money, Ham committed suicide.

This sounds a lot like The Beatles. Badfinger was one of the first bands to sign with The Beatles’ label, Apple Records. As a result, they got to know The Beatles quite well and picked up on their sound. Badfinger signed with Warner Brothers when Apple Records folded.

This song appeared on the Fox television show The Simpsons, in the episode “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind” (Episode 9, Season 19) in which Homer tries to recollect events that happened from the night before. It had a very high rating on Fox, and is considered by fans to be as good as the original seasons episodes.

Day After Day

I remember finding out about you
Every day, my mind is all around you
Looking out from my lonely room, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

I remember holding you while you sleep
Every day, I feel the tears that you weep
Looking out of my lonely gloom, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

Looking out of my lonely room, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

I remember finding out about you
Every day, my mind is all around you
Looking out of my lonely gloom, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you.

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

15 thoughts on “Badfinger – Day After Day”

  1. I was listening to the Beatles channel on Sirius XM and they were talking about George Harrison and the records he produced. They talked about this song. What a great record by a band who I think gets overlooked way too often. No Matter What is probably my favorite by them, but this one is equally great! Baby Blue and Come and Get It are good ones that were also hits for them. There were some great albums cuts from them too.

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    1. There really are some great album cuts. Since Breaking Bad…Baby Blue has gained a whole new life since it was used in it.
      Sad story with them and they should have been huge.

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