Little Bit of Everything (song)

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"Little Bit of Everything"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Fuse
Released 14 May 2013 (2013-05-14)
Format Music download
Genre Country, country pop
Length 3:25
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Brad Warren,
Brett Warren
,
Kevin Rudolf[1]
Producer(s) Nathan Chapman
Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"For You"
(2012)
"Little Bit of Everything"
(2013)
"We Were Us"
(2013)

"Little Bit of Everything" is a song written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren, and Kevin Rudolf[1] and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in May 2013[2] as the first single from his eighth studio album Fuse.[3][4]

Content[edit]

"Little Bit of Everything" is about a man who expresses "a whole assortment of other desires to live life to its fullest."[5] The song's concept came from a conversation that songwriting duo The Warren Brothers (Brad Warren and Brett Warren) had with Kevin Rudolf over their varied musical interests. According to Brett, the song was sent to Urban, who is friends with the Warren Brothers, but he was initially unaware that they wrote it.[6]

Composition[edit]

Unlike on his last five albums, which he co-produced with Dann Huff, Urban co-produced with Nathan Chapman. Of the arrangement, Urban said that he found the song interesting because it put less emphasis on the chorus than on the verses, as opposed to most songs, in which the "chorus is kind of bigger."[5] The introduction features a ukulele which was "chopped up" to create a stuttering sound. This part was inspired by Madonna's 2001 single, "Don't Tell Me".[7] The bass line is also played on a synthesizer, due to the first two bass guitarists that they contacted being unavailable.[8]

The song is in the key of A-flat major with a main chord pattern of A-D-E. It has a moderately fast tempo in a 2/2 time signature.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that Urban "wraps his arms around the spirit of the song and doesn’t try to make it something bigger than a catchy, feel-good, open-road anthem."[10] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it "showcases a pop-leaning sound without abandoning the style that Keith Urban has come to be known for."[11]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara and premiered on 25 July 2013.[12]

Personnel[edit]

From liner notes to Fuse:[13]

Chart and sales performance[edit]

"Little Bit of Everything" debuted at number 30 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart and number 24 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of 1 June 2013.[14] It also debuted at number 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 35 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of 1 June 2013. As of October 2013, the song has sold 561,000 copies in the US.[15]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[16] 40
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[17] 35
Canada Country (Billboard)[18] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 33
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[20] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[21] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[22] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[23] 31
Preceded by
"Don't Ya"
by Brett Eldredge
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

September 7–14, 2013
Succeeded by
"Round Here"
by Florida Georgia Line
Preceded by
"Runnin' Outta Moonlight"
by Randy Houser
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

August 24-September 14, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wyland, Sarah (14 May 2013). "Keith Urban Releases "Little Bit of Everything"". Great American Country. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Little-Bit-Of-Everything/dp/B00CRTNTD2/
  3. ^ Watts, Cindy (13 May 2013). "Keith Urban releases new single ‘Little Bit of Everything’, listen to it here". The Tennessean. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Pajer, Nicole (17 May 2013). "Keith Urban Preps New Album and Hopes to Keep His 'Idol' Job". Billboard. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Freeman, Jon (June 17, 2013). "Everything in its right place: Keith Urban's new single is the little chill song it claims to be". Country Weekly 20 (24): 46–47. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  6. ^ Paxman, Bob (22 July 2013). "Behind the Song: Bit by Bit". Country Weekly 20 (29): 16. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  7. ^ Madonna inspired new Keith Urban single
  8. ^ http://www.keithurban.net/story/news/billboard-keith-urban-has-everything-going-for-him
  9. ^ "'Little Bit of Everything' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Dukes, Billy (13 May 2013). "Keith Urban, ‘Little Bit of Everything’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (13 May 3013). "Single Review: Keith Urban - Little Bit Of Everything". Roughstock. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "CMT : Videos : Keith Urban : Little Bit of Everything". Country Music Television. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  13. ^ Fuse (Deluxe Edition) (CD booklet). Keith Urban. Capitol Records Nashville/Hit Red Records. 2013. B0019113-02. 
  14. ^ Jessen, Wade (23 May 2013). "Florida Georgia Line Sets Hot Country Songs Record". Billboard. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 9, 2013). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - October 9, 2013: Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Blake Shelton Lead". Roughstock. 
  16. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Keith Urban – {{{song}}}". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  17. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  18. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Keith Urban.
  19. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  20. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Keith Urban.
  21. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban.
  22. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.