Out Last Night

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"Out Last Night"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Greatest Hits II
Released April 6, 2009
Format CD single
Music download
Genre Country
Label BNA
Writer(s) Kenny Chesney
Brett James
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Down the Road"
(2008)
"Out Last Night"
(2009)
"I'm Alive"
(2009)

"Out Last Night" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released on April 6, 2009 as the only new track on his album Greatest Hits II. The song is Chesney's forty-second single release, and his thirty-eighth Top 40 hit on the U.S. country singles charts. Chesney wrote the song with Brett James.

Content[edit]

"Out Last Night" is an up-tempo song in which the male narrator recalls a party that he attended the night before. He recalls the people that he met there (including "girls from Argentina and Arkansas / Maine, Alabama and Panama"), as well as his actions (such as lying to others after a few drinks, and telling them that he is "a doctor, a lawyer, a senator’s son / Brad Pitt’s brother and a man on the run".) In the chorus, he says that "Everybody was some kind of star / When [they] went out last night." Co-written by Brett James and Chesney, it is one of three new tracks on his second greatest hits album, 2009's Greatest Hits II.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a favorable review. He said that the song had a more traditionally country sound, as it did not include the "amped up guitars" that Chesney's previous summer-themed songs had.[2] Kevin J. Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B rating, also saying that it had a more traditional production.[3]

Karlie Justus of Engine 145 gave it a thumbs-down rating, saying that Chesney's vocal interpretation was "bland" and that the lyrics lacked the humor necessary to make the song work.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva, and it premiered on May 1, 2009. The video was filmed at the Raleigh Hotel on South Beach at 1775 Collins Avenue and mainly consists of Chesney and many other people at an island-themed party at night, with people mingling, drinking, hanging out around a campfire and swimming in a large pool. Kenny is shown singing at the campfire with his guitar, wearing his signature cowboy hat, a sleeveless shirt and jeans and is barefoot, and he is also shown singing with his guitar on a diving board, wearing a sleeveless shirt and shorts and is barefoot.

The video was voted in at number 42 on GAC's Top 50 Videos of the Year list.

Other appearances[edit]

The song was featured on the hit show Cold Case as the finale song in the episode "Two Weddings" that aired on February 28, 2010.

Chart performance[edit]

"Out Last Night" debuted at number 25 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week of April 11, 2009.[5] The song became Chesney's seventeenth Number One hit on the chart week of June 27, 2009 and his fourth consecutive chart-topper.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 16
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 41

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 32
Preceded by
"Then"
by Brad Paisley
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

June 27-July 4, 2009
Succeeded by
"Sideways"
by Dierks Bentley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Chesney Rolls Out More Hits". Great American Country. 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-04-01). "Kenny Chesney - "Out Last Night"". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Kevin J. (2009-03-29). "Kenny Chesney - "Out Last Night"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  4. ^ Justus, Karlie (2009-04-20). "Kenny Chesney - "Out Last Night"". Engine 145. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Hot Country Songs listing for "Out Last Night"". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-04-04. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  7. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  8. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  9. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 

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