|"Long Hot Summer"|
|Single by Keith Urban|
|from the album Get Closer|
|Released||27 June 2011|
|Length||4:33 (album version)|
3:52 (radio version)
|Richard Marx |
|Dann Huff |
|Keith Urban singles chronology|
"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. The reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of 22 October 2011. Urban wrote this song with Richard Marx.
Nate Chinen of The New York Times wrote that the song was "one of the friskier tunes" on the album. 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'". 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."
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||35|
|US Billboard Hot 100||45|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|