Unwritten was also the most played song on U.S. radio during 2006 as confirmed before her performance at the Diana concert.
Unwritten is Bedingfield's most successful single in the US along with Pocketful of Sunshine; both songs have peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Bedingfield also wrote the song for her youngest brother, Joshua.
International version: shows Bedingfield as the cover of an animated book that travels through many places, and as the animated book travels, Bedingfield's clothes change according to the weather. At the end of the video, after the animated book has climbed a tall building, it is scared by a bird and falls, with its pages being torn down. People below pick up the pages and look up to the sky.
North American and Spanish version: directed by Chris Applebaum, shows Bedingfield on an elevator, and as the elevator stops, she experiences new things in her life on some floors of the building (singing with a church choir, seeing a couple kiss madly, watching a janitor throw away his money and watches, comforting a gothic who later grows happy and shares her joy with a man who comes in the elevator) and even finds a love interest (that stops with her in the first floor, with their end being "unwritten"). According to an TRL interview, Natasha chose to make a scene where she gets wet because while filming the North American version of her "These Words" video it was a very hot and sunny day in Rio de Janeiro. This scene occurs the second time Bedingfield sings "Feel the rain on your skin." She and several children jump and dance as they are sprayed by water.
The song also proved to be very popular in other radio formats in the United States. The Johnny Vicious and Hani Club Mixes peaked at number one on the Dance Club Play and number two on the Dance Radio Airplay chart, while the original version went to number two on the Adult Top 40 and spent 10 weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. It spent 13 weeks in the top 10 of the Hot 100.
|Promo||UK CD1||UK CD2|
|US Ringle |
|UK Singles Chart||6|
|Polish Singles Chart||1|
|Serbian Singles Chart||1|
|Netherlands Singles Chart||5|
|Ireland Singles Chart||9|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||15|
|Russia Singles Chart||18|
|United World Chart||18|
|German Singles Chart||22|
|Australia ARIA Singles Chart||26|
|Switzerland Singles Chart||26|
|Mexican Singles Chart||27|
|Sweden Singles Chart||32|
|Canadian Singles Chart||4|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||5|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||1 [1 week]|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1 [1 week]|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||1 [10 weeks]|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents||1 [24 weeks]|
|U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||2|
|Hot 100 of 2006 Year-ender charts||6|
|Hot Singles Recurrents||1|
|Brazilian Hot 40 Dance Traxx Chart||1|
|Chilean Singles Charts||45|