American Baby

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"American Baby"
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Stand Up
Released March 17, 2005
Format CD single
Digital download
Recorded Haunted Hollow Studio, Charlottesville, Virginia
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:35 (Album version)
3:42 (Radio edit)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mark Batson, Dave Matthews
Producer(s) Mark Batson
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Grey Street"
"American Baby"
Stand Up track listing
"American Baby Intro"
(Track 5)
"American Baby"
(Track 6)
"Smooth Rider"
(Track 7)
The Best of What's Around Vol. 1 track listing
"Hunger for the Great Light"
(Track 11)
"American Baby"
(Track 12)
"Don't Drink the Water (Live)"
(Track 1)

"American Baby" is a song from American jam band Dave Matthews Band released as the first single from their 2005 studio album, Stand Up. The song is also featured on the band's greatest hits album, The Best of What's Around Vol. 1. The song encourages Americans not to lose their culture in the midst of political and social trouble.

The song peaked number 16 on Billboard Hot 100, making their highest peaking in the United States.

Track listing

iTunes digital single
  1. "American Baby" – 4:36
American radio promo
  1. "American Baby" (radio edit) – 3:42
  2. "American Baby" (album version) – 4:36
  3. Suggested callout hook – 0:10
EC Promo Single CD
  1. "American Baby" (radio edit) – 3:42
  2. "American Baby" (album version) – 4:35


Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 8