Baby Girl (Sugarland song)

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"Baby Girl"
BabyGirl.jpg
Single by Sugarland
from the album Twice the Speed of Life
B-side"Stand Back Up"[1]
ReleasedJuly 12, 2004
FormatCD single, music download
GenreCountry
Length4:13
LabelMercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)Kristian Bush
Kristen Hall
Jennifer Nettles
Troy Bieser
Producer(s)Garth Fundis
Sugarland singles chronology
"Baby Girl"
(2004)
"Something More"
(2005)
Music video
"Baby Girl" at CMT.com

"Baby Girl" is a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music group Sugarland. Originally released in 2003 as part of Premium Quality Tunes,[2] it was re-released in July 2004 as the first single from the album Twice the Speed of Life. The single reached a peak position of number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in April 2005. The song spent a total of 46 weeks on the country music charts; setting a new record for the longest chart run since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan digital chart tabulation in 1990. In addition, "Baby Girl" became the highest-peaking debut single for a country music group in 14 years. It was written by group members Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush, and Kristen Hall, along with Troy Bieser.

Chart performance[edit]

"Baby Girl" entered the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at number 56 on the chart week of July 24, 2004. The single reached its peak position of number 2 on the chart week of April 2, 2005, a position that it held for two weeks. "Baby Girl" became the highest-charting debut single for a country group since 1991.[3] It also set a new record for the longest chart run since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990, spending 46 weeks on the charts.[3] Joel Whitburn's book Hot Country Songs 1944-2008 contradicts this record, citing Gary Allan's "Right Where I Need to Be" as the record-holder for this era with a 48-week run.[4] In the same book, "Baby Girl" is tied with Diamond Rio's 2002 single "Beautiful Mess" and Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" as the second-longest chart run in this era, Underwood's chart run having come in 2006 and 2007.[4] The song has sold 827,000 copies in the US as of April 2013.[5]

Chart (2004–05) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 38
US Billboard Pop 100 64

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 7

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 410–411. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTm0f5Q1jNU
  3. ^ a b Morningstar, Mary (2005-07-18). "Sugarland moving at Twice the Speed of Life". VOANews.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 644. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  5. ^ Paul Grein (April 17, 2013). "Week Ending April 14, 2013. Songs: PSY Gallops Back". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Sugarland Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Sugarland Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  9. ^ Twice the Speed of Life (Media notes). Sugarland. Mercury Records. 2004. -B0002172-02.

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