Stupid Boy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Stupid Boy (disambiguation).
"Stupid Boy"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
Released December 5, 2006
Format CD single, music download
Genre Country
Length 6:16 (album version)
3:46 (radio edit)
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant, Sarah Buxton
Producer(s) Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Once in a Lifetime"
(2006)
"Stupid Boy"
(2006)
"I Told You So"
(2007)

"Stupid Boy" is a song that was written by Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant and Sarah Buxton. First recorded by Sarah Buxton, it was later recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban on his 2006 album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, from which it was released as that album's second single in December 2006. A year after its release, the song won Urban a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

History[edit]

Urban told Billboard that he recorded "Stupid Boy" at the suggestion of his wife, actress Nicole Kidman.[1] He also noted how the song's subject matter contrasted with the more up-tempo love song "Once in a Lifetime," the album's first single, saying that the two songs were "yin and yang."[1] Sarah Buxton, who co-wrote the song, recorded a version before Urban did.[1] This version was included on a 2007 extended play entitled Almost My Record as well as Buxton's 2010 self-titled album.

Critical reception[edit]

Tamara Conniff and Ray Waddell of Billboard described the song as "a ballad on how men foolishly break the hearts of the women they love."[1] Associated Press reviewer Michael McCall called it "a funky, witty take on a guy who can't appreciate how good he has it."[2]

In 2008, the song won Urban a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.[3]

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Urban's rendition reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Chart (2006-2007) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 29

Awards (Keith Urban version)[edit]

This song, like it said in this article's introduction, became his second to win the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2008, after his number one "You'll Think of Me" (from his 2002 album Golden Road) in 2006. The next ones of his do so are "Sweet Thing" in 2010 and "'Til Summer Comes Around" in 2011, which are both released as singles from his 2009 album Defying Gravity.

Preceded by
The Reason Why
by Vince Gill
Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance
2008
Succeeded by
Letter to Me
by Brad Paisley

Cassadee Pope version[edit]

"Stupid Boy"
Single by Cassadee Pope
from the album The Complete Season 3 Collection
Released 10 December 2012 (2012-12-10)
Format digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Country
Length 3:38
Label Universal

Cassadee Pope performed this song on NBC's singing competition show, The Voice. Pope went on to win the competition, and her studio version of the song reached the top of the iTunes Top 10 Singles the day after the song was released.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8]
28
US Billboard Hot 100[9]
40
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10]
4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Coniff, Tamara; Ray Waddell (11 November 2006). "Urban Developments". Billboard: 32. 
  2. ^ McCall, Michael (3 November 2006). "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing review". Fox News. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Gilbert, Calvin (2008-02-11). "Vince Gill Wins Best Country Album Grammy". CMT. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  4. ^ Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (Media notes). Keith Urban. Capitol Records. 2006. 09463-77087-0-5. 
  5. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  7. ^ "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Week of December 29, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "US Top Country Songs Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

External links[edit]