See You Tonight (song)

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"See You Tonight"
Single by Scotty McCreery
from the album See You Tonight
Released April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:46
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell
Producer(s) Frank Rogers
Scotty McCreery singles chronology
"Water Tower Town"
(2012)
"See You Tonight"
(2013)
"Feelin' It"
(2014)

"See You Tonight" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Scotty McCreery. It is his fourth official single, and the first from his second major studio album, also titled See You Tonight.

Content[edit]

Written by McCreery along with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell,[1] the song is about a male who goes to visit his girlfriend because he has to "see [her] tonight," as substitutes like phone calls and pictures are not enough.

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it 3.5 stars out of 5, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country said that McCreery "has never sounded more comfortable". He also wrote that the lyrics "rely a little too heavily on overused country images like deep kisses under the moonlight to make it a Song of the Year contender, but his verses are miles from cliche."[2] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock rated it 4 out of 5 stars, saying that the song "is youthful without feeling overtly so. The production from Frank Rogers is modern without being in your face about it. It's fresh, it's current."[3]

Music video[edit]

Roman White directed the music video.[4]

Chart and sales performance[edit]

The song debuted at No. 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with sales of 46,000.[5][6] It also entered at No 14 on the Hot Country Songs, and No. 43 on the Hot Digital Songs chart.[6] The song was slow to gain traction on the radio, but on the debut of the album on October 15, 2013, it re-entered the Hot 100 chart at No. 93 on the Billboard chart.[7] It then fell off Hot 100 chart, but again re-entered the chart at No. 86 in December 2013 with increasing radio spins and sales.[8]

The song was his first Top Ten hit on the country charts.[9] On the Billboard Country Airplay chart, McCreery's song has the second-longest top 10 climb in the chart's 24-year-history at 44 weeks. The song was certified Gold on February 14, 2014.[10] As of April 2014, the song has sold 656,000 copies in the US.[11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (23 October 2013). "Story Behind the Song: Scotty McCreery, "See You Tonight"". Roughstock. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (9 April 2013). "Scotty McCreery, ‘See You Tonight’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (9 April 2013). "Single Review: Scotty McCreery - "See You Tonight"". Roughstock. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Scotty McCreery : See You Tonight". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 17, 2013). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of April 17 2013: Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley Debut New Singles". Roughstock. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Fred Bronson (April 18, 2013). "'American Idol' on the Charts: For Scotty McCreery, 'See'-ing Is Believing". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ Fred Bronson (October 24, 2013). "'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Notches Another No. 1 Country Album". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  8. ^ Fred Bronson (December 22, 2013). "'American Idol' on the Charts: Colton Dixon Joins the Christmas Hit Parade". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  9. ^ Wade Jessen (February 20, 2014). "Cole Swindell Scores First Hot Country Songs No. 1". Billboard. 
  10. ^ a b "American single certifications – Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (April 9, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 9, 2014: Play It Again as Luke Hits #1, FGL #2, Hunter Hayes and Justin Moore Earn AcM Boosts". Roughstock. 
  12. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Scotty McCreery.
  13. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Scotty McCreery.
  14. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Scotty McCreery.
  15. ^ "Scotty McCreery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Scotty McCreery.
  16. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.