Tornado (album)

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Tornado
Studio album by Little Big Town
Released September 11, 2012 (2012-09-11)
Genre Country
Length 38:09
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Jay Joyce
Little Big Town chronology
The Reason Why
(2010)
Tornado
(2012)
Pain Killer
(2014)
Singles from Tornado
  1. "Pontoon"
    Released: April 30, 2012
  2. "Tornado"
    Released: October 1, 2012
  3. "Your Side of the Bed"
    Released: April 8, 2013
  4. "Sober"
    Released: September 30, 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[3]

Tornado is the fifth studio album by American country music group Little Big Town. It was released on September 11, 2012 via Capitol Nashville.[4][5] "Pontoon," which was released in April 2012 as the album's lead-off single, has since become their first Number One hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Little Big Town's fastest-rising single to date.[6][7] The album's second single, "Tornado," was released on October 1, 2012. It became their first album since 2005's The Road to Here to produce two top 10 singles and to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Pavement Ends"   Jason Saenz, Brent Cobb Westbrook 2:31
2. "Pontoon"   Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird Fairchild 3:35
3. "Sober"   Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna Schlapman 3:15
4. "Front Porch Thing"   Chris Stapleton, Adam Hood Sweet 3:26
5. "Your Side of the Bed"   McKenna, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet Fairchild, Westbrook 3:41
6. "Leavin' in Your Eyes"   Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Jay Joyce, Westbrook, Fairchild, Schlapman Westbrook 3:13
7. "Tornado"   Hemby, Delta Maid Fairchild 3:43
8. "On Fire Tonight"   Laird, Sweet, Westbrook, Fairchild, Schlapman Westbrook 3:12
9. "Can't Go Back"   Hemby, Kate York, Rosi Golan Schlapman 3:43
10. "Self Made"   Hemby, Jedd Hughes, Westbrook, Fairchild Fairchild, Westbrook 4:08
11. "Night Owl"   Hemby, Westbrook, Fairchild, Schlapman, Sweet Fairchild, Schlapman, Sweet, Westbrook 3:45

Personnel[edit]

Little Big Town[edit]

  • Karen Fairchild — vocals
  • Kimberly Schlapman — vocals
  • Phillip Sweet — vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jimi Westbrook — vocals

Musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

"Tornado" debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week.[8] The album stayed atop the Billboard Country Albums charts for its first 5 weeks, their longest running number one album. As of December 2013, the album has sold 1,025,000 copies in the US.[9] It is the band's first album since The Road to Here to receive a certification from the RIAA. It is also their first album of their career to have two certified singles from the RIAA.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[10] 16
US Billboard 200[10] 2
US Billboard Top Country Albums[10] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[11]
US Country Airplay
[12]
US
[13]
CAN Country
[14]
CAN
[15]
2012 "Pontoon" 1 22 39
"Tornado" 6 2 51 4 60
2013 "Your Side of the Bed" 29 27 96
"Sober" 27 31 102 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 29–October 27, 2012
Succeeded by
Night Train by Jason Aldean

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Gold
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tornado Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Tornado Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (2012-09-04). "Little Big Town: Tornado". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (July 18, 2012). "Little Big Town Releasing New Album ‘Tornado’ on September 11". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Little Big Town, 'Tornado' Release Date, Cover Art Revealed". The Boot. July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 18, 2012). "Little Big Town "Tornado" Tracklist and Cover Art". Roughstock. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wyland, Sarah (July 19, 2012). "Little Big Town to Release Tornado on September 11". Great American Country. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dave Matthews Band Scores Record Sixth Straight No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (4 December 2013). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of December 4, 2013: Featuring Scotty McCreery, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Cassadee Pope, Duck Dynasty's Robertson Family". Roughstock. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Chart listing for Tornado". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Little Big Town Album & Song Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Little Big Town Album & Song Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Little Big Town Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Little Big Town Album & Song Chart History: Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Little Big Town Album & Song Chart History: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Little Big Town – Tornado". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Little Big Town – Tornado". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH