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We Were Us
"We Were Us"
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Single by Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert
from the album Fuse
Released16 September 2013 (2013-09-16)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
GenreCountry
Length3:11
Label
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Shame"
(2013)
"We Were Us"
(2013)
"Cop Car"
(2014)
Miranda Lambert singles chronology
"All Kinds of Kinds"
(2013)
"We Were Us"
(2013)
"Automatic"
(2014)

"We Were Us" is a song written by Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, and Jon Nite and recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban as a duet with American country music singer Miranda Lambert. It was released in September 2013 as the second international single and third overall from Urban's 2013 album Fuse.

Content

The song is the narrators' reminiscence of lost love. Lambert sings the first verse, Urban sings the second verse, and both sing the choruses and bridge together. The song is set in the key of D major with a vocal range of A3-A5.[2]

Critical reception

Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock compared its theme favorably to "Springsteen" by Eric Church, and praised the blending of Urban's and Lambert's voices, although he criticized the production as "a bit too busy and loud".[3]

"We Were Us" won Musical Event of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards.[4]

Personnel

From liner notes to Fuse:[5]

Music video

The music video was directed by Reid Long and premiered in November 2013.[6]

Commercial performance

The song debuted at number 49 on Country Airplay for the week ending 21 September 2013. The next week, it climbed to number 29, while debuting at 24 on Hot Country Songs.[7] Its chart run has overlapped with Lambert's single "All Kinds of Kinds", the fifth from her album Four the Record. The song has sold 566,000 copies in the US as of January 2014.[8] This would be Keith's last top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 until "Blue Ain't Your Color" in 2016.

Charts and certifications

References

  1. ^ Roland, Tom (5 September 2013). "Keith Urban Lights a Creative Fire With 'Fuse'". Billboard. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "'We Were Us' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (19 September 2013). "Single Review: Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert - We Were Us". Roughstock. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban + Miranda Lambert Are Early 2014 CMA Awards Winners". Taste of Country. November 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Fuse (Deluxe Edition) (CD booklet). Keith Urban. Capitol Records Nashville/Hit Red Records. 2013. B0019113-02.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Keith Urban : We Were Us". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Jessen, Wade (19 September 2013). "Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Ignites On Country Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Conaway, Alanna (2013-01-24). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - January 22, 2014: Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery Tops". Roughstock.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  15. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 15, 2014" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 15, 2014. p. 17. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications - Keith Urban - We Were Us". Music Canada. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ "American single certifications - Keith Urban - We Were Us". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.

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