Santana and The Calling – “Why Don’t You And I” Live
This Song Got Me Groovin’!
Fans might be confused why there are two versions to this song — one was by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and the other by The Calling’s Alex Band. It was actually due to a contract dispute which was why Alex was the one who starred in the music video. It was written by Chad Kroeger to include in Santana’s album, “Shaman.” It was released on July 8, 2003. However, there were some issues which was why the song was re-recorded.
When Arista wanted to release the single in the summer of 2003, Roadrunner Records, the record label for Nickelback, refused permission citing concerns that Kroeger appearing on a “high-profile single” would compromise the excitement over Nickelback’s fall 2003 release The Long Road and hurt the Nickelback album sales. Kroeger recommended Band, another BMG artist, to re-record the song’s vocals for single release. The Alex Band version omits the guitar instrumental bridge, and was also included on Ultimate Santana.
- Number 8 in the US Billboard Hot 100
- Number 1 in the U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40
- Number 3 in the U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks
- Number 16 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
Though there were minor differences in the two versions, both were still chart-toppers and Alex and Chad had amazing vocals which were just the perfect touch to complement the upbeat tempo of the song.