Pirate Flag (song)

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"Pirate Flag"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Life on a Rock
Released February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
Format Music download
Recorded December 2012 - January 2013
Genre Country
Length

3:47 (album version)

4:50 (radio edit)
Label Blue Chair/Columbia
Writer(s) Ross Copperman
David Lee Murphy
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"El Cerrito Place"
(2012)
Pirate Flag"
(2013)
"When I See This Bar"
(2013)

"Pirate Flag" is a song recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in February 2013 as the first single from his album Life on a Rock.[1] The song was written by Ross Copperman and David Lee Murphy.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three stars out of five, writing that "the more organic approach on this song is a breath of fresh air" and "the melody isn’t immediately catchy, but the arrangement bounces along in a pleasing manner."[3] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it "may not excite early Kenny Chesney fans all that much but for the rest of the modern Country Music listening audience it's a song that fits well within what radio is playing."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in February 2013.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Pirate Flag" debuted at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of February 16, 2013.[6] It also debuted at number 35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 16, 2013.[7] It also debuted at number 68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of February 23, 2013. It also debuted at number 81 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of February 23, 2013.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 53
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 46
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 34

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (February 1, 2013). "Kenny Chesney Reveals New Album Title: Life On A Rock". Great American Country. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Wyland, Sarah (January 24, 2013). "Kenny Chesney to Fly His "Pirate Flag" with New Single". Great American Country. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (February 4, 2013). "Kenny Chesney, ‘Pirate Flag’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 1, 2013). "Single Review: Kenny Chesney - "Pirate Flag"". Roughstock. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kenny Chesney 'Pirate Flag' Video Premiere". The Boot. February 7, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (February 9, 2013). "Gary Allan's Set You Free Continues as Top Country Album". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Jessen, Wade (February 7, 2013). "Kenny Chesney Hoists 'Pirate Flag' On Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  9. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Kenny Chesney.
  10. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  11. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Kenny Chesney.
  12. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  13. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Pirate Flag". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 7, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH