Night Train (Jason Aldean song)

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"Night Train"
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Night Train
Released June 24, 2013
Format Music download
Recorded 2012
Genre Country, Country rock
Length 3:52
Label Broken Bow
Writer(s) Neil Thrasher
Michael Dulaney
Producer(s) Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"1994"
(2013)
"Night Train"
(2013)
"Drivin' Around Song"
(2013)

"Night Train" is a song written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in June 2013 as the fourth single and title track from his fifth album of the same name.

Content[edit]

"Night Train" is a mid-tempo rocking ballad about two lovers finding the perfect spot for romance.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave "Night Train" three out of five stars. He stated, "the lyrics aren’t as vivid as some of Aldean’s better ballads, but his performance feels inspired by some real place and love from his past." He also said, "Aldean shows real vocal power and that this song is a nice reminder of what he’s capable of."[1]

Live performances[edit]

Jason Aldean debuted the new single on June 5, 2013 on the CMT Music Awards.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered on August 6, 2013.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92, and the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 26 for the week that the album Night Train was released. It dropped from the chart until the song was released to radio as a single, and re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 90 for the charted dated July 27, 2013. It peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the charted dated October 12, 2013. The song has reached its million sales mark in the US by April 2014.[4]

The song debuted at No. 85 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week the album was released. It peaked in the Canadian chart at No. 39.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Round Here"
by Florida Georgia Line
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

October 5–12, 2013
Succeeded by
"Hey Girl"
by Billy Currington
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

October 5–19, 2013
Succeeded by
"Mine Would Be You"
by Blake Shelton

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