Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing

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Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
Studio album by Keith Urban
Released 7 November 2006
Genre Country
Length 62:21
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Keith Urban, Dann Huff (all tracks except 11, 13)
Keith Urban (tracks 11, 13)
Keith Urban chronology
Be Here
(2004)
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
(2006)
Greatest Hits: 18 Kids
(2007)
Singles from Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
  1. "Once in a Lifetime"
    Released: 22 August 2006
  2. "Stupid Boy"
    Released: 5 December 2006
  3. "I Told You So"
    Released: 8 May 2007
  4. "Everybody"
    Released: 18 September 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, is the fifth studio album by Australian country singer Keith Urban. It is his fourth album release in the United States, and his fifth for Capitol Nashville. The album was issued on November 7, 2006. It includes four singles with "Once in a Lifetime", "Stupid Boy", "I Told You So" and "Everybody", all of which were Top 10 hits on the Billboard country charts. The album has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA and platinum by the CRIA. Urban produced the album with Dann Huff.

Content[edit]

On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated September 2, 2006, this album's lead-off single "Once in a Lifetime" debuted at number 17, making it the highest-debuting country single in the 62-year history of the Billboard country music charts at the time. This record was later broken in 2007 by Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (which debuted at number 16 on the same chart), and then again by Garth Brooks' "More Than a Memory" (which debuted at number 1). "Once in a Lifetime" went on to peak at number 6 on the country charts. The other singles released from this album ("Stupid Boy", "I Told You So", and "Everybody ") went to number 3, 2, and 5 respectively, making this the first American album of Urban's career not to produce a Number One hit. "Raise the Barn", a duet with Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, was written in response to Hurricane Katrina.[2]

The song "I Can't Stop Loving You" is a cover of a Leo Sayer song. "Stupid Boy", was originally recorded by its writer, Sarah Buxton.

Track listing[edit]

North American Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Once in a Lifetime"   John Shanks, Keith Urban 5:54
2. "Shine"   Monty Powell, Urban 5:17
3. "I Told You So"   Urban 4:27
4. "I Can't Stop Loving You"   Billy Nicholls 4:44
5. "Won't Let You Down"   Urban 3:20
6. "Faster Car"   Urban 4:27
7. "Stupid Boy"   Sarah Buxton, Deanna Bryant, Dave Berg 6:12
8. "Used to the Pain"   Darrell Brown, Urban 3:51
9. "Raise the Barn" (featuring Ronnie Dunn) Powell, Urban 5:12
10. "God Made Woman" (choir: Metro Voices; boy sopranos: The Choristers of Reigate St. Mary) Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Steve McEwan 4:51
11. "Tu Compañía" (backing vocals: Vanessa Millon and Sarah Buxton) Powell, Urban 4:11
12. "Everybody"   Richard Marx, Urban 5:33
13. "Got It Right This Time"   Urban 3:36
  • The Japanese edition omits "Raise the Barn" but adds "Gotta Let It Go" as track 13. The international version omits "Raise the Barn".

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[2]

All strings performed by the Nashville String Machine.

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 3
Australian Albums Chart[3] 5
Canadian Albums Chart 2
Japanese Albums Chart[4] 174

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC AUS CAN GER UK
2006 "Once in a Lifetime" 6 31 26 18 66 194
2007 "Stupid Boy" 3 43
"I Told You So" 2 48 56
"Everybody" 5 64 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Platinum
United States (RIAA)[7] 2× Platinum

References[edit]

Preceded by
Small Town Girl by Kellie Pickler
Top Country Albums number-one album
25 November – 15 December 2006
Succeeded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood