Golden Road (album)

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Golden Road
Studio album by Keith Urban
Released 8 October 2002
Genre Country
Length 53:40
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Dann Huff
Keith Urban
Keith Urban chronology
Keith Urban
(1999)
Golden Road
(2002)
Be Here
(2004)
Singles from Golden Road
  1. "Somebody Like You"
    Released: 23 July 2002
  2. "Raining on Sunday"
    Released: 21 January 2003
  3. "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"
    Released: 8 July 2003
  4. "You'll Think of Me"
    Released: 6 January 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Golden Road is the third commercially released studio album by Australian country singer Keith Urban. It was released in 2002 via Capitol Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "Somebody Like You", "Raining on Sunday", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" and "You'll Think of Me".

Content[edit]

Three of the album's four singles went to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Somebody Like You", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" and "You'll Think of Me". "Raining on Sunday" was originally recorded by Radney Foster on the 1998 album See What You Want to See, with a backing vocal from Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish. Urban's version of the song peaked at number three on Hot Country Songs in early 2003.[2] "Jeans On" is a cover of the Lord David Dundas song.

Urban co-produced tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11 with Dann Huff and produced the rest of the album himself.[3]

"You Look Good in My Shirt" was originally slated to be the album's fifth single, but Capitol chose instead to release a single from a new album; despite the withdrawal of the song, it charted at number 60 from unsolicited airplay. Urban re-recorded this song in 2008 for the compilation album Greatest Hits: 19 Kids and released this version as a single in 2008. The re-recorded version was also a number-one single that year.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Somebody Like You"   Keith Urban, John Shanks 5:23
2. "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"   Urban, Monty Powell 4:15
3. "Whenever I Run"   Urban, Shanks, Shelly Peiken 3:39
4. "What About Me"   Urban, Rodney Crowell 3:52
5. "You'll Think of Me"   Darrell Brown, Dennis Matkosky, Ty Lacy 4:53
6. "Jeans On"   Lord David Dundas, Roger Greenaway 3:33
7. "You Look Good in My Shirt"   Mark Nesler, Tony Martin, Tom Shapiro 3:47
8. "You're Not Alone Tonight"   Urban 3:31
9. "You Won"   Urban, Crowell 5:21
10. "Song for Dad"   Urban 3:56
11. "Raining on Sunday"   Brown, Radney Foster 4:45
12. "You're Not My God"   Urban, Paul Jefferson 4:14
13. "One Chord Song" (hidden track[4]) Urban 2:13

Musicians[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Golden Road peaked at number 2 in the Billboard Hot Country Albums chart, and spent 108 weeks on the chart. It also reached number 11 on the Billboard 200.

Album[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 29
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 11

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC US Adult US
Pop
AUS UK
2002 "Somebody Like You" 1 23
2003 "Raining on Sunday" 3 38 79
"Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" 1 30
2004 "You'll Think of Me" 1 24 2 6 38 88
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Australia (ARIA)[6] Platinum
Canada (Music Canada)[7] 2× Platinum
United States (RIAA)[8] 3× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Golden Road review". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 437. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ a b Golden Road (CD booklet). Capitol Records. 2002. 32936. 
  4. ^ "One Chord Song (Hidden Track)". Amazon.com. 8 October 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  5. ^ "australian-charts.com - Keith Urban - Golden Road". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Keith Urban – Golden Road". Music Canada. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Keith Urban – Golden Road". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH