|"Kiss A Girl"|
|Single by Keith Urban|
|from the album Defying Gravity|
|Released||10 March 2009|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Keith Urban, Monty Powell|
|Dann Huff, Keith Urban|
|Keith Urban singles chronology|
"Kiss a Girl" is a song co-written and recorded by New Zealand country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in March 2009 as the second single from his 2009 album Defying Gravity. The song reached number 3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song also became his highest peak on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 16, and his only Top 20 on that chart to date.
"Kiss a Girl" is a moderate up-tempo song in which the male narrator expresses a desire to fall in love with a female.
Thom Jurek of AllMusic cited "Kiss a Girl" as a standout track on the album, calling it a "tight little rocker". He said that it and "Sweet Thing", the album's first single, "are 21st century equivalents of rock & roll love songs." Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine described the song unfavorably, saying that it was a retread of his previous single "Sweet Thing", which itself was described as a retread of Urban's earlier material.
The promotional video for the song premiered in April 2009 on CMT's website. It consists of Urban and his band performing in front of a green screen. Some of these scenes were later edited and included the TV video.
The official video was found on iTunes on 25 May 2009. It consists of Urban and the band performing in an animated city. Also included is two people who eventually find each other and fall in love. At the end, the ferris wheel they ride displays "KISS" on each car, a reference to the song's title. This video debuted on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown at No. 11 for the week of June 5, 2009 and has peaked at No. 2. It also reached No. 3 on GAC's Top 20 Countdown.
|1.||"Kiss a Girl" (single mix)||3:46|
|2.||"Kiss a Girl" (album mix)||3:46|
|3.||"Only You Can Love Me This Way"||4:02|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||34|
|US Billboard Hot 100||16|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||11|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||40|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||3|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Worldwide||10 March 2009||Digital download||Capitol Nashville|||
|United States||16 March 2009||Country radio||Capitol|||
|Australia||14 July 2009||CD single|||