Somewhere in My Car

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"Somewhere in My Car"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Fuse
Released 23 June 2014 (2014-06-23)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label Hit Red/Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Keith Urban
J.T. Harding
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Keith Urban[1]
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Cop Car"
(2014)
"Somewhere in My Car"
(2014)

"Somewhere in My Car" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in June 2014 as the fourth single from his 2013 album Fuse.

Content[edit]

The song is an uptempo, guitar-driven breakup song about a male recalling a failed relationship and wishing that his lover were "somewhere in [his] car".[2] It is in the key of B-flat major with a main chord pattern of E-B-Gm-F.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Taste of Country described the song favorably, saying that "One can’t ignore his guitar solo. It screams ’80s rock, while the rest of the song is distinctively modern. The new 'modern' comes with a strong ’80s influence, however, and 'Somewhere in My Car' rides blissfully along in that niche."[2] Giving it an "A", Bob Paxman of Country Weekly wrote that "Keith goes on to deliver the goods in a song that deftly mashes lyrical content with instrumentation to create the overall mood." He also praised the use of a wah-wah pedal on the solo, as well as Urban's singing voice.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Fuse liner notes.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Urbano and premiered in September 2014.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Somewhere in My Car" debuted on Billboard's Country Digital Songs at No. 42 when the album Fuse was released in September 2013. After it was chosen as a single in June 2014, the song entered the Country Airplay chart at No. 59 the same week, and appeared on the Hot Country Songs chart a month later. As the song gained airplay, the song entered the Hot 100 chart at No. 91 for the chart dated September 13, 2014. It reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart and No. 49 on the Hot 100 for charts dated December 6, 2014. The song has sold 323,000 copies in the US as of November 2014.[6]

The song debuted at No. 32 on the Canadian Hot 100 when the album Fuse was released in September 2013. It reached No. 4 on the Canada Country chart in November 2014.

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 32
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 49
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[12] 44
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 46
Preceded by
"Sunshine & Whiskey"
by Frankie Ballard
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

6–13 December 2014
Succeeded by
"Girl in a Country Song"
by Maddie & Tae

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fuse (Deluxe Edition) (CD booklet). Keith Urban. Capitol Records Nashville/Hit Red Records. 2013. B0019113-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Keith Urban, ‘Somewhere in My Car’ [Listen]". Taste of Country. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "'Somewhere in My Car' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Paxman, Bob (14 July 2014). "Singles: Keith Urban — 'Somewhere in My Car'". Country Weekly 21 (28): 66. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Keith Urban : Somewhere In My Car". Country Music Television. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Matt Bjorke (November 26, 2014). "Country Music’s Top 30 Digital Singles: November 26, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figures given here
  7. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  8. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Keith Urban.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Keith Urban.
  11. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban.
  12. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.