Sure Be Cool If You Did

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"Sure Be Cool If You Did"
Single by Blake Shelton
from the album Based on a True Story…
B-side "There's a New Kid in Town"
Released January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)
Format Music download, CD Single
Recorded 2012
Genre Country
Length 3:35
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Rodney Clawson
Chris Tompkins
Jimmy Robbins
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
Blake Shelton singles chronology
"Just a Fool"
(2012)
"Sure Be Cool If You Did"
(2013)
"Boys 'Round Here"
(2013)

"Sure Be Cool If You Did" is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released on January 8, 2013 as the first single from his seventh studio album, Based on a True Story….[1][2] The song was written by Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins and Jimmy Robbins.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three stars out of five, calling it "comparatively ordinary next to catalog hits like 'She Wouldn't Be Gone' and the infectious 'Honey Bee'" and writing that "a break in the name of artistry would satisfy fans of his rowdier songs, while giving those who discovered him on TV something more nourishing to listen to."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song three and a half stars out of five, saying that "the production of Scott Hendricks may not be as groundbreaking or as 'identifying' as say Jay Joyce or Joey Moi's productions are but the sound here is still likable - albeit a tad MOR."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in February 2013.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"Sure Be Cool If You Did" débuted at number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of January 19, 2013.[7] It was the second highest début of Shelton's career.[8] The song also débuted at number 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of January 26, 2013 and sold 98,000 downloads in its first week of release.[9] It also débuted at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 19, 2013. It also débuted at number 43 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of January 26, 2013. On the country chart dated March 9, 2013, "Sure Be Cool If You Did" became Shelton's eighth consecutive Number One single, and his thirteenth overall. It has sold 1,519,000 copies in the United States as of November 2013.[10]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 32
Canada Country (Billboard)[12] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 24
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[14] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Canada Canadian Hot 100[16] 95
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 80
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[18] 45
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[19] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,519,000[10]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
"Wanted"
by Hunter Hayes
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

March 9–April 6, 2013
Succeeded by
"Wagon Wheel"
by Darius Rucker
Preceded by
"One of Those Nights"
by Tim McGraw
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

March 30–April 6, 2013
Succeeded by
"Somebody's Heartbreak"
by Hunter Hayes
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

March 16–April 6, 2013
Succeeded by
"Downtown"
by Lady Antebellum

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mjsbigblog.com/blake-shelton-video-premiere-new-album-release-date-tracklist-demo-sneak-peek-audio_.htm
  2. ^ "Blake Shelton 'Sure Be Cool If You Did' Tops Charts; Kellie Pickler Is an Aunt + More: Country Music News Roundup". Taste of Country. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilbur, Sam (January 9, 2013). "Blake Shelton, 'Sure Be Cool If You Did' -- New Song". Taste of Country. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (January 2, 2013). "Blake Shelton, ‘Sure Be Cool if You Did’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 4, 2013). "Single Review: Blake Shelton - "Sure Be Cool If You Did"". Roughstock. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blake Shelton : Sure Be Cool If You Did". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (January 12, 2013). "Red and "Goodbye in Her Eyes" Still in Charge of Charts". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Jessen, Wade (January 10, 2013). "Florida Georgia Line Interrupts Taylor Swift on Country Charts, Again". Billboard. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ Trust, Gary (January 18, 2013). "Chart Moves: David Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?' Debuts On Hot Rock Songs, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Soar Onto Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (November 13, 2013). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - November 13, 2013: CMA Awards Drive Sales; Eric Church "The Outsiders" #1; Taylor Swift "Red" #3". Roughstock. 
  11. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Blake Shelton.
  12. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Blake Shelton.
  13. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Blake Shelton.
  14. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Blake Shelton.
  15. ^ "Blake Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Blake Shelton.
  16. ^ "Best of 2013: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Blake Shelton – Sure Be Cool If You Did". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 1, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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