Absolutely (Story of a Girl) (550/Epic, 2000)
Absolutely (Story of a Girl) was the lead single recorded by American rock band Nine Days for the group’s fourth studio album, The Madding Crowd (2000). The song is an upbeat power pop anthem written by guitarist/vocalist John Hampson for his wife, who was his girlfriend at the time it was composed. Brian Desveaux, the group’s other guitarist, also receives song writing credit. The song represented a breakthrough for the band after years of attempting to interest major record labels. It was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at Tree Sound Studios with producer Nick DiDia. The song became the band’s only hit single; it reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and it peaked within the top ten in Canada and New Zealand.