For You (Keith Urban Song)
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For You Keith Urban Song
"For You"
ForYou.jpg
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Act of Valor: The Album
Released16 April 2012
FormatMusic download
Recorded2012
GenreCountry rock
Length4:50 (album version)
3:43 (single version)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Keith Urban
Monty Powell
Dann Huff
Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"You Gonna Fly"
(2011)
"For You"
(2012)
"Little Bit of Everything"
(2013)

"For You" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It is included on Act of Valor: The Album, and plays over the closing credits to the film Act of Valor. It was released as a single in April 2012. The song was nominated at the 70th Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song.[1]

History

The song is about the sacrifices made by soldiers. The single was certified Gold in the USA in early February 2013. Urban said in a statement (reported by The Boot) that he and Monty Powell were inspired to write the song after seeing Act of Valor, and that he "wanted to capture the essence of not only what these men and women do so extraordinarily, but how that relates to all of us."[2] All proceeds from the single are donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Critical reception

In his review of the album, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country wrote that the song "sets the tone and is especially powerful."[3]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B-, saying that Urban's voice was "typically sincere", although he called the production "overblown" and criticized the lyrics by saying "the opening reference to his wife and unborn child feel tacked on."[4]

Music video

The video features Urban singing the song in a desert with a full band, and some shots of just him and a guitar playing. Scott Waugh, who co-directed "Act of Valor" directed the video, which also shows scenes from the movie and real bombs and explosives going off at the beginning of each chorus. It was filmed in CA's Mojave Desert, where much of the movie was also filmed.

Chart performance

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 84
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 55
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 6

Year-end charts

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 34

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/golden-globe-awards-nominations-2013/
  2. ^ Apr 11th 2012 5:05PM by Gayle Thompson Comments (2012-04-11). "Keith Urban 'For You' Proceeds Donated to Navy SEAL Families". The Boot. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "'Act of Valor' Soundtrack - Album Review". Tasteofcountry.com. 2012-02-23. Retrieved .
  4. ^ John, Kevin (2012-04-25). "Country Universe - A Country Music Blog » Single Review: Keith Urban, "For You"". Countryuniverse.net. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "American single certifications - Keith Urban - For You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2013.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.

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