Woke Up This Morning

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"Woke Up This Morning"
Single by A3
from the album Exile on Coldharbour Lane
Released1997
FormatCD single
Recorded1997
GenreAcid house
Blues
Length4:14
4:05 (Chosen One Mix)
LabelOne Little Indian
Writer(s)Jake Black
Rob Spragg
ProducerA3
A3 singles chronology
"Ain't Going to Goa"
(1996)
"Woke Up This Morning"
(1997)
"Speed of the Sound of Loneliness"
(1997)
 
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"Woke Up This Morning"
Single by A3
from the album Exile on Coldharbour Lane
Released1997
FormatCD single
Recorded1997
GenreAcid house
Blues
Length4:14
4:05 (Chosen One Mix)
LabelOne Little Indian
Writer(s)Jake Black
Rob Spragg
ProducerA3
A3 singles chronology
"Ain't Going to Goa"
(1996)
"Woke Up This Morning"
(1997)
"Speed of the Sound of Loneliness"
(1997)

"Woke Up This Morning" is a song by A3 from their 1997 album Exile on Coldharbour Lane. The song is best known as the opening theme music for the HBO drama series The Sopranos which used the "Chosen One Mix".

A3 frontman Rob Spragg wrote the song after hearing about the 1996 murder case of Sara Thornton, who stabbed her husband after 20 years of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The song is co-written with Jake Black. Contrary to widespread attribution, Leonard Cohen did not write or perform the piece.

A number of influential artists are namechecked:

Contents

Musical structure

The song is in 4/4 time and in the key of F minor. It uses combinations of other styles such as techno, and blues. During the breakdown, there's an electronic chord progression in F major while the lyrics' melodic line is in F minor. The song has a very groovy and bluesy feel. It eventually fades out with the electric chord progression in the tonic major.

Use in other media

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