Smile (Uncle Kracker song)

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Single by Uncle Kracker
from the album Happy Hour
Released July 13, 2009
Format CD single, music download
Recorded 2009
Genre Country, country pop
Length 3:21
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Matthew Shafer
Blair Daly
John T. Harding
Jeremy Bose
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Uncle Kracker singles chronology
"Writing It Down"
"Good to Be Me"

"Smile" is a song by Uncle Kracker from his 2009 album Happy Hour. The song is Uncle Kracker's first single since 2004's "Writing It Down". It has peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is also his second entry on the Hot Country Songs charts, debuting at #57 on the week of November 7, 2009. Sheryl Crow sings backing vocals at the end. The song was featured in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released in September 2009, directed by Darren Doane. The video is set in Northern Michigan with some scenes from Hale, Michigan and Long Lake, Michigan.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

On the chart week of November 7, 2009, the original album version of "Smile" debuted at #57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: becoming his first solo entry on that chart, as well as his second chart single since he was featured with Kenny Chesney on "When the Sun Goes Down" in 2004.

Following strong unsolicited airplay of a remix of "Smile" featuring country music influences on Detroit country music stations, "Smile" was re-mixed and released to Country radio as an official single to promote his extended play Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions.[2] It has since also become his first solo Top 10 country hit, peaking at number six.

Uses on Television[edit]

"Smile" has been featured in promotions for The Office special "Baby" episode, as well as TV advertisements for Season 3 of the Australian drama series, Packed to the Rafters. Joe McElderry recorded a cover of the song for his album, Wide Awake, which was released in October 2010. The song was featured in an episode of the 2009 sequel to Melrose Place.

Kelly Ripa had the song played to an accompanying montage in tribute to co-host Regis Philbin on his last episode of Live with Regis & Kelly following his retirement from the series.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 44
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 47
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 31
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 6
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 2
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[12] 54
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 97
US Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 27


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