Cop Car (Keith Urban song)

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"Cop Car"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Fuse
Released 13 January 2014 (2014-01-13)
Format Music download
Genre Country pop
Length 4:16
Label Hit Red/Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Zach Crowell
Sam Hunt
Matt Jenkins
Producer(s) Keith Urban
Zach Crowell[1]
Keith Urban singles chronology
"We Were Us"
(2013)
"Cop Car"
(2014)
"Somewhere in My Car"
(2014)

"Cop Car" is a song written by written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, and Matt Jenkins and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2014 as the third single from his eighth studio album, Fuse.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo ballad about two young lovers who are arrested when trespassing together, and "[fall] in love in the back of a cop car".[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Joseph Hudak of Country Weekly gave the single a "B+", saying that "It's a clever conceit [sic], elevated to near greatness by its sheer originality." He praised Urban's "earnest" vocals, and said that "the production is slick and alive—though not necessarily squarely 'country'."[2] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave it an identical rating, saying that he did not believe its storyline, but said that "Keith Urban’s heartfelt delivery and careful choice of what lines to emphasize keep the proceedings grounded. He’s so effective at capturing the feeling of falling in love that the specifics of the event surrounding the moment are appropriately secondary to the emotions at play."[3] Thom Jurek of Allmusic wrote that "The muted drum loop that fuels the shimmering 'Cop Car,' is layered in atmospherics worthy of Achtung Baby, but the melody is pure country."[4]

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Urbano and premiered in January 2014.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Cop Car" peaked at number 8 on the Country airplay chart in May 2014, making it his lowest peaking single on that chart since 1999. The song has sold 772,000 copies in the U.S. as of June 2014.[6]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 38
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 41
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fuse (Deluxe Edition) (CD booklet). Keith Urban. Capitol Records Nashville/Hit Red Records. 2013. B0019113-02. 
  2. ^ a b Hudak, Joseph (27 January 2014). "Singles: Keith Urban — 'Cop Car'". Country Weekly 21 (4): 50. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (16 January 2014). "'Cop Car' review". Country Universe. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Fuse review". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Wyland, Sarah (28 January 2014). "Watch Keith Urban’s "Cop Car" Music Video". Great American Country. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 19, 2014). "Country Chart News: The Top 30 Digital Singles For June 19, 2014". Roughstock. 
  7. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  8. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Keith Urban.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Keith Urban.
  11. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Keith Urban – Cop Car". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH