Don't Know Why

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"Don't Know Why"
Single by Norah Jones
from the album First Sessions and Come Away with Me
ReleasedJuly 2002
FormatCD
Recorded2001
Sorcerer Sound
(New York City)
Allaire Studios
(Shokan, New York)[1]
GenreJazz, pop, folk
Length3:09
LabelBlue Note
Writer(s)Jesse Harris
ProducerNorah Jones, Arif Mardin, Jay Newland
Norah Jones singles chronology
"Don't Know Why"
(2002)
"Feelin' the Same Way"
(2003)

"Come Away with Me"
(2003)

"Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
(2003)

"Turn Me On"
(2004)
Alternative cover
Cover art for "Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
 
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"Don't Know Why"
Single by Norah Jones
from the album First Sessions and Come Away with Me
ReleasedJuly 2002
FormatCD
Recorded2001
Sorcerer Sound
(New York City)
Allaire Studios
(Shokan, New York)[1]
GenreJazz, pop, folk
Length3:09
LabelBlue Note
Writer(s)Jesse Harris
ProducerNorah Jones, Arif Mardin, Jay Newland
Norah Jones singles chronology
"Don't Know Why"
(2002)
"Feelin' the Same Way"
(2003)

"Come Away with Me"
(2003)

"Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
(2003)

"Turn Me On"
(2004)
Alternative cover
Cover art for "Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
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Norah Jones's "Don't Know Why" from First Sessions and Come Away with Me

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"Don't Know Why" is a song written by Jesse Harris which originally appeared on his 1999 album, Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos. It was the second single by Norah Jones from her breakthrough 2002 album Come Away with Me. Although Jones's version only peaked at number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it was a critical success for her that helped establish her as a respected new artist, and subsequently her album sold extremely well. 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 USA to date, and her only one to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also a hit internationally and reached Top 10 in several countries. The song charted at 459 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.[2]

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Charts[edit]

"Don't Know Why"[edit]

Chart (2002–03)Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[7]5
Austrian Singles Chart[7]56
Dutch Singles Chart[8]86
French Singles Chart[8]74
German Singles Chart[7]82
New Zealand Singles Chart[7]24
US Billboard Hot 10030
US Billboard Adult Contemporary4
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs8
US Billboard Pop Songs32

"Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"[edit]

Chart (2003)Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[9]67

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003)Position
US Billboard Hot 100[10]97

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