I Saved the World Today

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"I Saved the World Today"
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Single by Eurythmics
from the album Peace
Released 4 October 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Length 4:52 (Album Version)
4:27 (Radio Edit)
Label RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
Producer(s) Eurythmics, Andy Wright
Eurythmics singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
"I Saved the World Today"
"17 Again"
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (1991 reissue)
"I Saved the World Today"
"17 Again"
Music video
"I Saved the World Today" on YouTube

"I Saved the World Today" is a song recorded by the British pop music duo Eurythmics from their album Peace in 1999. It was written and co-produced by band-members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.

The song was released as the first single from the album and returned Eurythmics to the UK singles chart for the first time in nearly a decade, peaking at number eleven. "I Saved the World Today" was not released as a single in the United States.

The song was briefly played as background music for an engagement party scene in season two, episode 12 of The Sopranos, "The Knight in White Satin Armor", and then meaningfully used as background for the closing scene and credits of that same episode. It was also used in the diner scene and over the closing credits of Norwegian film Lønsj.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Australia (ARIA Chart)[1] 85
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 18
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 36
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 28
Irish Singles Chart[7] 23
Italian Singles Chart[8] 4
Japanese Singles Chart[9] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 44
New Zealand Singles Chart[11] 33
Polish Singles Chart[9] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 31
Swiss Singles Chart[13] 16
UK Singles Chart[14] 11

Cover versions[edit]

  • A hi-NRG/eurotrance version by TR-808 was released as a club single in 2000.
  • American singer, Emilie Autumn, performed a live cover of this song.


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  7. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: E". Hitparadeitalia.it. Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
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  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eurythmics – I Saved The World Today". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  14. ^ "EURYTHMICS | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 

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