A Thousand Miles

"A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton is originally in the key of B major. Released in 2002, the song is performed and composed by Vanessa Carlton herself. It became a major hit, reaching high chart positions globally and earning Carlton three Grammy nominations. The song's catchy piano riff and Carlton's emotive vocals contribute to its enduring popularity. Interestingly, the opening piano melody of "A Thousand Miles" was inspired by a combination of Beethoven's "Waldstein" Sonata and a riff from The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black."