Hey Pretty Girl

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"Hey Pretty Girl"
Single by Kip Moore
from the album Up All Night
Released January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:36
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Kip Moore
Dan Couch
Producer(s) Brett James
Kip Moore singles chronology
"Beer Money"
(2012)
"Hey Pretty Girl"
(2013)
"Young Love"
(2013)

"Hey Pretty Girl" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist Kip Moore. It was released in January 2013 as the third single from his debut album, Up All Night.[1] Moore co-wrote the song with Dan Couch.[2] As of June 19, 2013, the single had sold 500,000 copies in the United States [3] and been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Content[edit]

The song is in the key of D major.[4] It tells a story of a male making advances on a woman, dancing with her, then marrying and having a child with her.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song five stars out of five, writing that "the singer employs no studio tricks to make his point. He brings you in with a performance as intimate as any you’ll hear this year."[5] Chuck Dauphin of Roughstock gave the song a favorable review, saying that "Kip Moore gets a chance to showcase his vocals for the first time on his new single, rather than just dealing with cute hooks for radio play."[6]

Music video[edit]

An acoustic music video, directed by Stephen Shepherd, premiered in April 2012.[7] The official music video, directed by Chris Hicky, premiered in March 2013.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hey Pretty Girl" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of January 19, 2013.[9] It debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 16, 2013. It debuted at number 97 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of April 6, 2013. It debuted at number 98 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of July 13, 2013.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 62
Canada Country (Billboard)[11] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 41
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[15] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 687,000[19]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kip Moore's "Hey Pretty Girl" Is Latest Single From Debut Album "Up All Night"". Roughstock. January 29, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kip Moore Cut-By-Cut". Great American Country. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-chart-news-the-top-30-digital-singles-june-19-2013-three-gold-singles-the-swon-brothers-florida-georgia-line-dominate
  4. ^ "Hey Pretty Girl sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Dukes, Billy (January 9, 2013). "Kip Moore, ‘Hey Pretty Girl’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (January 11, 2013). "The Weekly Single Recap - January 11, 2013: "Wagon Wheel", "Mama's Broken Heart" & more!". Roughstock. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Hey Pretty Girl". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Duvall, Erin (March 20, 2013). "Kip Moore 'Hey Pretty Girl' Video & Behind-the-Scenes Photos". The Boot. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Morris, Edward (January 12, 2013). "Red and "Goodbye in Her Eyes" Still in Charge of Charts". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kip Moore.
  11. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Kip Moore.
  12. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kip Moore.
  13. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Kip Moore.
  14. ^ "Kip Moore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kip Moore.
  15. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl". Music Canada. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 19, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  19. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 31, 2013). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - July 31, 2013: Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr & Thomas Rhett Top 10; Danielle Bradberry Still On Chart". Roughstock.