Somewhere Out There (Our Lady Peace song)
"Somewhere Out There" is the title of a song recorded by Canadian rock band
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 Our Lady Peace
Our Lady Peace
Our Lady Peace is a Canadian alternative rock band that formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1992. Headed by lead vocalist Raine Maida since its formation, the band additionally consists of Jeremy Taggart on percussion, Duncan Coutts on bass, and Steve Mazur as lead guitarist...

. It was released in March 2002 as the lead single from their fifth studio album, Gravity
Gravity (Our Lady Peace album)
Gravity is the title of Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace's fifth studio album. It was released on June 18, 2002 by Columbia Records in North America. The album became a worldwide success, charting highly both in Canada and the U.S...

. It was the most successful single from the album, and is also the most internationally successful single ever released by Our Lady Peace.

Song information

The correct title of the song is indeed "Somewhere Out There", however the specific chorus lyrics "defying gravity" and the fact that the album is titled Gravity, led some to believe that the title of the song was "Gravity". The song is mislabeled as such in some search engines, lyric websites, and P2P
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 file-sharing programs.

The song is one of Our Lady Peace's most successful singles to date, having been very popular both in Canada and the United States. Many critics praised the single, but some also criticized it for being "too mainstream", saying that the artistic uniqueness that Our Lady Peace possessed in former albums was absent here.

In one of Our Lady Peace's most recent albums, A Decade
A Decade
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, which includes many of Our Lady Peace's greatest hits, "Somewhere Out There" is featured. The song is also featured on Now That's What I Call Music! 11
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"Somewhere Out There" was culled from two sets of lyrics written by Raine Maida during Christmas, 2001. "Bob called me in Toronto the night before Christmas and asked if I had any other song ideas that we should consider before we headed back to Hawaii
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 to finish the album in January," he explained. "The phone call propelled me to write seven new songs during the ten days we had off at Christmas. When we got back to Maui, he combined a verse from one song and a chorus from another and 'Somewhere Out There" was born.


Four versions of the single were released. In the United States
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 and Canada
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 (SAMPCS11757), a one-track promotional CD was sent to radio stations only. In Europe
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 and Australia
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, where the single was commercially released on September 9, 2002 (Columbia 672965 2), three live bonus tracks, "Starseed
Starseed (song)
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", "Whatever", and "4 AM" were included. They were recorded in June 2001 in Syracuse, New York
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 during the Spiritual Machines
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Spiritual Machines is the fourth studio album by the Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, released by Columbia Records in December 2000. Although not initially intended, the project evolved into a conceptual interpretation of futurist and inventor Raymond Kurzweil's 1999 book The Age of...

 tour. "4 AM" is sung entirely by the audience. The single was released in Europe on September 16, 2002 with "Whatever" omitted. The fourth version, released in 2003 as part of the promotion for Live
Live (Our Lady Peace album)
Live is Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace's first live album. It was recorded during their cross-Canadian "Fear of the Trailer Park" tour in support of their 5th studio album, Gravity. The dates recorded for this album included January 27, 2003 and January 28, 2003 in Calgary and...

, contains the live version of "Bring Back the Sun" from that album (Columbia 79943).

Music video

The Music Video was directed by Eric Heimbold. It was filmed between April 25 and 26, 2002 in Montreal
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. It shows the band performing for fans on a rounded stage lit up in a very dark studio. Most of the video focuses on a woman who climbs to the top of a speaker tower and then throws herself off, being caught by the crowd. The video was officially released on May 22, 2002. This is also Steve Mazur's first appearance in the band since former lead guitarist Mike Turner
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 left to form Fair Ground
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Chart performance

Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 44
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 7
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 12
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 19

Other uses

In 2007, the beginning riff of the song was featured in a TV ad for the Fox
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 television network.

The song was played during the end credits of the 2005 film White Noise
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