|"Somebody Like You"|
|Single by Keith Urban|
|from the album Golden Road|
|Released||July 23, 2002|
|Genre||Country, country pop|
|Length||5:23 (album version)|
3:41 (radio edit)
|John Shanks, Keith Urban|
|Dann Huff, Keith Urban|
|Keith Urban singles chronology|
"Somebody Like You" is a song co-written and recorded by New Zealand country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in July 2002 as the first single from his 2002 album Golden Road. The song became Urban's second number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now the Hot Country Songs) chart, spending six weeks at that position. The song also peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. In December 2009, Billboard also named the song as the number one country song of the first decade of the 21st century.
In 2003, this song was remixed for the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
"Somebody Like You" is in common time in the key of E major. The verses use a chord pattern of E-A-E-B-A-E, with a pattern of E-A-E-A-C♯m-F♯m7 on the chorus, and the lead vocal ranges from E4 to G♯5.
"Somebody Like You" reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now the Hot Country Songs) chart dated for the week of October 19, 2002, holding that position for six weeks and spending forty-one weeks on that chart. It also reached number 23 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In December 2009, Billboard ranked "Somebody Like You" as the number one country song for the first decade of the 21st century. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 13, 2005. As of September 2015, the song has sold 1.05 million copies in the US.
In October 2014, candidate Shady Sheha performed that song at The Voice of Germany. After that, "Somebody Like You" made the very first entry in the German Single Charts at 97.
The song's music video was released to Country Music Television (CMT) on August 7, 2002. It was directed by Trey Fanjoy, who also directed the video for Urban's late 2000/early 2001 single "But for the Grace of God". Urban's ex-girlfriend, Niki Taylor appeared in the video.
Sales and certifications
The following musicians perform on this track: