Kiss a Girl
|"Kiss A Girl"|
|Single by Keith Urban|
|from the album Defying Gravity|
|Released||10 March 2009|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Writer(s)||Keith Urban and Monty Powell|
|Producer(s)||Dann Huff and Keith Urban|
|Keith Urban singles chronology|
"Kiss a Girl" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. The song is the second single from his album Defying Gravity. It was released digitally on 10 March 2009, and it made its debut on the Hot Country Songs charts at No. 29. The song peaked at No. 16 on the Hot 100, making it his highest peak on the chart and only Top 20 to date. It written by Urban and Monty Powell.
The song is part of the tracklist for Now That's What I Call Country Volume 2.
"Kiss a Girl" is a moderate up-tempo song in which the male narrator expresses a desire to fall in love with a female.
Thom Jurek of Allmusic cited "Kiss a Girl" as a standout track on the album, calling it a "tight little rocker". He said that it and "Sweet Thing", the album's first single, "are 21st century equivalents of rock & roll love songs." Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine described the song unfavorably, saying that it was a retread of his previous single "Sweet Thing", which itself was described as a retread of Urban's earlier material.
Both a finalised and a promotional music video for "Kiss a Girl" are available for view at cmt.com and both directed by Chris Hicky.
The promotional video for the song premiered first in April 2009 on cmt.com. It consists of Urban and his band performing in front of a green screen. Some of these scenes were later edited and included the TV video.
The official video was found on iTunes on 25 May 2009. It consists of Urban and the band performing in an animated city. Also included is two people who eventually find each other and fall in love. At the end, the ferris wheel they ride displays "KISS" on each car, a reference to the song's title. This video debuted on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown at No. 11 for the week of 5 June 2009 and has peaked at No. 2. It also reached No. 3 on GAC's Top 20 Countdown.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||34|
|US Billboard Hot 100||16|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||11|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||40|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||3|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||25|
- Jurek, Thom. "Defying Gravity review". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- Keefe, Jonathan (30 March 2009). "Defying Gravity review". Slant. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.