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

"Long Hot Summer"
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Single by Keith Urban
from the album Get Closer
Released27 June 2011
Recorded2010
GenreCountry
Length4:33 (album version)
3:52 (radio version)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Richard Marx
Keith Urban
Dann Huff
Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Without You"
(2011)
"Long Hot Summer"
(2011)
"You Gonna Fly"
(2011)

"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
position
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

References

  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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