My Kinda Party (song)

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"My Kinda Party"
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album My Kinda Party
Released August 16, 2010
Format Music download, Airplay
Genre Country rock
Length 4:44
Label Broken Bow
Writer(s) Brantley Gilbert
Producer(s) Michael Knox
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"Crazy Town"
(2010)
"My Kinda Party"
(2010)
"Don't You Wanna Stay"
(2010)

"My Kinda Party" is a song written and originally recorded by country-southern rock singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert from his 2009 album Modern Day Prodigal Son. Country music artist Jason Aldean covered the song and his version serves as the lead-off single to his 2010 album of the same name.[1]

Content[edit]

This song is an up-tempo country rock song about a guy who's "worked all week" asking a girl out for a tailgate party and bonfire, and asking her to stay the night with him afterwards.

Music video[edit]

The music video debuted on the weekend of October 1, 2010 on CMT's Big New Music Weekend. The video was directed by Ryan Smith.

Reception[edit]

This song has received overall mixed critical reception. Amar Toor of AOL Radio Blog gave this song a positive review, saying "Jason Aldean's new song, 'My Kinda Party,' is a raucous, feel-good bit of country that's absolutely perfect for getting your late summer party poppin'."[2] A positive review also came from Deborah Evans Price of Billboard, who called it a "revved-up salute to backwoods party life", while praising Aldean's vocals and the "muscular guitar licks".[3] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave "My Kinda Party" a C rating, saying that it seemed too similar to Aldean's earlier up-tempos such as "Hicktown" or "She's Country."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave this song a four-star rating out of five, saying "My Kinda Party" "is the exact kind of song that suits Aldean’s voice the best" and "melodically the song fits right in with Jason Aldean’s hits like “She’s Country” “Johnny Cash” and “Hicktown” as the song is thoroughly a modern country rocker but the difference between it and those three is that the song isn’t nearly as ‘hard-edged’ as those songs were."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 41 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the chart week dated August 21, 2010, and entered the top 40 in its second chart week. It also debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of September 11, 2010. It also debuted at number 99 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 20, 2010.[6] As of June 2011, My Kinda Party was sold 1,000,000 times in the United States.[7]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 99
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 39
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Aldean is Gonna Have "My Kinda Party" on November 2nd". Country Music Tattle Tale. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ Toor, Amar (2010-08-17). "Jason Aldean, 'My Kinda Party' -- New Song - AOL Radio Blog". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  3. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (October 2, 2010). "Singles". Billboard: 36. 
  4. ^ Coyne, Kevin (2010-08-17). "Country Universe - A Country Music Blog >> Single Review: Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2010-08-04). "Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party"". Roughstock. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Jason Aldean Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  7. ^ http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74380/week-ending-june-26-2011-songs-a-twist-at-the-voice/
  8. ^ "Jason Aldean Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  9. ^ "Jason Aldean Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  10. ^ "Jason Aldean Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  11. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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