When Your Lips Are So Close

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"When Your Lips Are So Close"
Single by Gord Bamford
from the album Country Junkie
Released September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:00
Label Cache/Sony Music Canada
Writer(s) Gord Bamford
Byron Hill
Brent Baxter
Producer(s) Gord Bamford
Byron Hill
Gord Bamford singles chronology
"Must Be a Woman"
(2013)
"When Your Lips Are So Close"
(2013)
"Unreal"
(2014)

"When Your Lips Are So Close" is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Gord Bamford. It was released in September 2013 as the first single from his sixth studio album, Country Junkie.[1] Bamford premiered the single at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.[2] It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Canada Country chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Shenieka Russell-Metcalf of Top Country wrote that the song "shows his intimate side."[3] Dustin Blumhagen of Country Standard Time called it "a radio friendly mid tempo love song, which can easily be mistaken for a Toby Keith hit."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Stephano Barberis and premiered in September 2013. It was filmed in Phoenix, Arizona.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"When Your Lips Are So Close" debuted at number 87 on the Canadian Hot 100 for the week of September 28, 2013, and reached its peak at number 42. It was a Number One hit on the Billboard Canada Country chart for the week dated November 30, 2013.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 42
Canada Country (Billboard)[7] 1
Preceded by
"Mine Would Be You"
by Blake Shelton
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

November 30, 2013
Succeeded by
"Bounty"
by Dean Brody

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rayner, Ben (October 25, 2013). "Gord Bamford burns up Canada's country music airwaves". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Stevenson, Jane (September 7, 2013). "Pleasantly surprised". Toronto Sun. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Russell-Metcalf, Shenieka (October 11, 2013). "Reviewed: Gord Bamford’s “Country Junkie”". Top Country. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Blumhagen, Dustin. "Gord Bamford – Country Junkie". Country Standard Time. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Video Premiere: Gord Bamford & Director Stephano Barberis “When Your Lips Are So Close”". The Field. September 17, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gord Bamford Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Gord Bamford.
  7. ^ "Gord Bamford Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Gord Bamford.
  8. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Gord Bamford – When Your Lips Are So Close". Music Canada.