Stuck Like Glue

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"Stuck Like Glue"
Single by Sugarland
from the album The Incredible Machine
Released July 26, 2010
(see release history)
Format Airplay, music download
Genre Country, country pop
Length 4:07 (Album/Single Version)
3:26 (Radio Edit)
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Jennifer Nettles
Kristian Bush
Kevin Griffin
Shy Carter
Producer(s) Kristian Bush
Jennifer Nettles
Byron Gallimore[1]
Sugarland singles chronology
"Joey"
(2009)
"Stuck Like Glue"
(2010)
"Little Miss"
(2010)

"Stuck Like Glue" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music duo Sugarland. It was released July 26, 2010 as the first single from their album The Incredible Machine, released October 19, 2010.[1] "Stuck Like Glue" debuted at #44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 7, 2010, and debuted at #20 on Billboard Hot 100 the following week. It went on to sell 2,629,000 digital copies by May 2013.[2] The song was written by Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush, Kevin Griffin and Shy Carter.

Content[edit]

The song is in the key of D-flat major, using a main pattern of D5-A5-Gsus2 on the verses.[3] The narrator sings that she and her lover are "stuck like glue".

Some stations have edited out the song's reggae bridge and/or a portion near the end in which Nettles' backing vocals are Auto-Tuned.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Blake Boldt of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs-up. His review called the song "oddball" and "interesting," praising Jennifer Nettles's vocal stylings as well as the production.[5]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an "A" rating, and said "I could write a few paragraphs about why I love this song, but what’s the point...All I have to say about “Stuck Like Glue” is this: Listening to it makes me very happy."[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on August 6 on VEVO. The video portrays an alternate interpretation of the lyrics. The video opens with the narrator, driving up to the house of her ex-lover (played by Ryan McPartlin), whom she obviously stalks. Her ex-lover ends up calling the police, and she gets arrested, and appears in a mugshot room with other criminals. After being released, she goes to the house of the ex-lover, and kidnaps him by putting a sack over his head and driving him to a warehouse with many pictures & paintings of him there. She drugs him, and proceeds to feed him a cake with his face on it. At the end, she takes his phone and sees an incoming call from "Kim" (actress Brooke Hutton), who is shown to be an attractive young woman on picture caller ID, and the video ends as she punches him for it.

Chart performance[edit]

"Stuck Like Glue" debuted at No. 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 7, 2010. One week later, it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20. It also debuted at No. 53 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of August 14, 2010.[7] It became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time by April 2011,[8] and it was the best-selling song by a country duo until it was surpassed by Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" in April 2013.[9]

The single entered the UK Top 100 at number 74 on February 13, 2011.[10] It debuted at No. 30 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for the week of March 26, 2011.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Date Region
July 26, 2010 United States
January 31, 2011 United Kingdom
June 25, 2011 Netherlands

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CMT : News : Sugarland Announce New Single, The Incredible Machine Album Release". CMT. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b Paul Grein (May 8, 2013). "Week Ending May 5, 2013. Songs: Macklemore Pulls A Gaga". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stuck Like Glue sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Richardson, Gayle (2 August 2010). "Sugarland Defend Their Musical 'Breakdown'". The Boot. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Boldt, Blake. "Sugarland – "Stuck Like Glue"". the9513.com. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ Coyne, Kevin. "Sugarland – "Stuck Like Glue"". countryuniverse.net. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  7. ^ Pietroluongo, Silvio (5 August 2010). "Eminem and Rihanna Lie 'Still' Atop Hot 100". Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Grein, Paul (2011-04-07). "Chart Watch Extra: Lady A Makes Country History | Chart Watch - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  9. ^ Paul Grein (April 17, 2013). "Week Ending April 14, 2013. Songs: PSY Gallops Back". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Official UK Singles Top 100 - 26th November 2011". Official Charts. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  11. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Sugarland. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  12. ^ "February 2011/ Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  13. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Sugarland. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  14. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Sugarland. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Sugarland. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  16. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sugarland. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end Albums - Top Country Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  19. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 

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