Here for a Good Time (song)

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"Here for a Good Time"
Single by George Strait
from the album Here for a Good Time
Released June 13, 2011 (2011-06-13)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:02
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) George Strait
Bubba Strait
Dean Dillon
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"The Breath You Take"
(2010)
"Here for a Good Time"
(2011)
"Love's Gonna Make It Alright"
(2011)

"Here for a Good Time" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in June 2011 as the 92nd single of his career, and the first single and title track from the album Here for a Good Time. He and his son, Bubba, co-wrote it with Dean Dillon, who has also co-written several of Strait's other hits.[1]

Live[edit]

George uses this song as the lead song for the Here for a Good Time tour.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country rated the song four stars out of five, saying that its "uptempo shuffle fits right in with what Strait has done musically over the last five years."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Here for a Good Time" debuted at number 29 on the Hot Country Songs charts, making the second-highest debut of his career.[3] It became Strait's 84th Top 10 single on the country chart in September 2011. It peaked at number 2 in October, behind Blake Shelton's "God Gave Me You." [4]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 46
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 66

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Gayle (June 14, 2011). "George Strait Releases 89th Single, 'Here for a Good Time'". The Boot. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (June 6, 2011). "George Strait — "Here for a Good Time"". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wyland, Sarah (June 14, 2011). "George Strait Releases New Single". Great American Country. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "George Strait Scores 84th Country Song Top 10". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for George Strait. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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