Over (Blake Shelton song)

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"Over"
Single by Blake Shelton
from the album Red River Blue
Released May 21, 2012 (2012-05-21)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Paul Jenkins
David Elliott Johnson
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
Blake Shelton singles chronology
"Drink on It"
(2012)
"Over"
(2012)
"Just a Fool"
(2012)

"Over" is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in May 2012 as the fourth and final single from his album Red River Blue. The song was written by Paul Jenkins and David Elliott Johnson.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three stars out of five, calling it "an extraordinary recording of an ordinary song."[2] Ashley Cooke of Roughstock gave the song two stars out of five, writing that it "doesn’t really fit [Shelton's] style or personality."[3] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a D grade, calling it "mediocre" and comparing it to a nineties lukewarm rock ballad.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Roman White and premiered on June 15, 2012.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Over" debuted at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 19, 2012.[6] On the country chart dated September 1, 2012, "Over" became Shelton's seventh consecutive Number One single, and his twelfth overall.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 36

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
"Angel Eyes"
by Love and Theft
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

September 1–8, 2012
Succeeded by
"Pontoon"
by Little Big Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (May 27, 2012). "Blake Shelton, ‘Over’ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (April 30, 2012). "Blake Shelton, ‘Over’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cooke, Ashley (May 17, 2012). "Single Review: Blake Shelton - "Over"". Roughstock. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ CountryUniverse.net Review by Kevin John Coyne
  5. ^ "CMT To Host World Premier Of Blake Shelton's New Video For 'Over'". All Access. June 14, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (May 12, 2012). "Carrie Underwood Blows Into No. 1 Album Spot with Blown Away". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Blake Shelton.
  8. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Blake Shelton.
  9. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Blake Shelton.
  10. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Blake Shelton – Over". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 20, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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