Long Hot Summer (Keith Urban Song)
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Long Hot Summer Keith Urban Song

"Long Hot Summer"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Get Closer
Released27 June 2011
Length4:33 (album version)
3:52 (radio version)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Richard Marx
Keith Urban
Dann Huff
Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Without You"
"Long Hot Summer"
"You Gonna Fly"

"Long Hot Summer" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in June 2011 as the third single from his 2010 album Get Closer.[1] The reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of 22 October 2011.[2] Urban wrote this song with Richard Marx.

Critical reception

Nate Chinen of The New York Times wrote that the song was "one of the friskier tunes" on the album.[3] Dan Milliken of Country Universe gave the song a B grade, saying that it is the "closest he's come in two albums to capturing his old uptempo spark." Coyne states the song could function as a "prequel to the melancholy, ''Til Summer Comes Around'".[4] Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, saying that the only criticism is the "early guitar work that runs beneath the song's first verse". Dukes went on to say that it is a song that "only the grouchiest of grouchies can frown on."[5]

Music video

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered on 16 August 2011 on CMT.[6] It featured Summer Glau as the female lead.

Chart performance

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 82
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 35
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 45
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 22


  1. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Chart Listings for "Long Hot Summer" - Keith Urban". Billboard. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Chinen, Nate (22 November 2010), CDs from Ne-Yo, Lloyd Banks and Keith Urban - Review - NYTimes.com, The New York Times, retrieved 2010
  4. ^ Milliken, Dan (17 August 2011). "Single Review: Keith Urban - Long Hot Summer". Country Universe. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Dukes, Billy (15 June 2011). "Keith Urban -- 'Long Hot Summer' Single Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Keith Urban - "Long Hot Summer"". Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "The ARIA Report (Issue #1081)" (PDF). ARIA / PANDORA. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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