Don't Know Why

For the song by SoundGirl, see Don't Know Why (SoundGirl song).
"Don't Know Why"
Single by Norah Jones
from the album Come Away with Me
Released July 2002
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 3:09
Label Blue Note
Writer(s) Jesse Harris
Norah Jones singles chronology
"Don't Know Why"
"Feelin' the Same Way"

"Come Away with Me"

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

"Turn Me On"
Alternative cover
Cover art for "Don't Know Why" / "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
"Don't Know Why"
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 American singer Norah Jones from her debut studio album Come Away with Me (2002). 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 United States 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]

A music video directed by Anastasia Simone and Ian Spencer was released in 2002.



"Don't Know Why"

Chart (2002–03) Peak
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 100 30
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 4
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 8
US Billboard Pop Songs 32

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

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

Year-end charts

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

Other appearances


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