Jet Black & Jealous

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Jet Black & Jealous
Studio album by Eli Young Band
Released September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Genre Country
Length 45:54
Label Universal South
Producer Erik Herbst, Mike Wrucke
Eli Young Band chronology
Live at the Jolly Fox
Jet Black & Jealous
Life at Best
Singles from Jet Black & Jealous
  1. "When It Rains"
    Released: October 22, 2007
  2. "Always the Love Songs"
    Released: September 29, 2008
  3. "Radio Waves"
    Released: June 29, 2009
  4. "Guinevere"
    Released: March 22, 2010

Jet Black & Jealous is an album by American country music band Eli Young Band. It was released on September 16, 2008 by Universal South. The album's first single, "When It Rains", peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. A second single, "Always the Love Songs", was released to country radio in September 2008, and debuted at #60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, ultimately peaking at #11. Originally written by New Orleans-born songwriter Paul Sanchez, the song "Jet Black & Jealous" was re-written for the Eli Young Band by Scooter Carusoe.


"When It Rains" was the album's first single, spending more than thirty weeks on the charts and peaking at #34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. After it came "Always the Love Songs," which became the band's first Top 20 hit with a peak of #11. The album's third and fourth singles, "Radio Waves" and "Guinevere," peaked at #35 and #45, respectively.

Critical reception[edit]

Andrew Leahey of Allmusic gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that the "songs borrow from rock and pop without ever fully entering either camp."[1]

Juli Thanki of Engine 145 gave "Radio Waves" a "thumbs up," describing it as "one of the worst" songs on the album, but saying that it recalled the sound of the Gin Blossoms and was "far from unlistenable."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When It Rains" (James Young) - 4:14
  2. "Always the Love Songs" (George Ducas, David Lee Murphy) - 3:42
  3. "Radio Waves" (Mike Eli, Blu Sanders) - 3:57
  4. "Enough Is Enough" (Eli, Young) - 3:12
  5. "Famous" (Keith Gattis) - 3:35
  6. "Throw and Go" (Eli, Young) - 3:21
  7. "Guinevere" (Scooter Carusoe, Eli, Young) - 4:47
  8. "Get in the Car and Drive" (Sanders) - 3:41
  9. "Jet Black & Jealous" (Carusoe, Paul Sanchez) - 3:42
  10. "Mystery in the Making" (Eli, Natalie Hemby, Young) - 4:44
  11. "How Should I Know" (Eli, Young) - 3:15
  12. "Home" (Kelly Archer, Eli, Justin Weaver) - 3:43

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 30


  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Jet Black & Jealous review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  2. ^ Thanki, Juli (9 June 2009). "Eli Young Band — "Radio Waves"". Engine 145. Retrieved 17 August 2011.