Baggage Claim

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"Baggage Claim"
Single by Miranda Lambert
from the album Four the Record
ReleasedAugust 22, 2011
FormatMusic download
LabelColumbia Nashville
RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Natalie Hemby
Luke Laird
Miranda Lambert
Producer(s)Frank Liddell
Glenn Worf
Miranda Lambert singles chronology
"Heart Like Mine"
"Baggage Claim"
"Over You"

"Baggage Claim" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. It was released in August 2011 as the lead single from her album, Four the Record. It was written by Lambert, with Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird.


Its lyric is a play on the term "emotional baggage," comparing them to the baggage that an unfaithful man is picking up at an airport baggage claim.[1]

The song features a backing vocal from Josh Kelley.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from music critics. Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave the song 4½ stars out of 5, calling it "an exercise in attitude done right." He praised the song's production and the "clever use of emotional "baggage" as a play on words for the baggage that her man's being sent off with."[3] Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave it 2 out of 5 stars, finding fault in the song's use of baggage claim as a metaphor and unfavorably comparing the song to something Carrie Underwood might record.[4]

Music video[edit]

A live performance of "Baggage Claim" on the 2011 CMA Awards on 9 November 2011 served as the song's music video.

Chart performance[edit]

"Baggage Claim" debuted at number 33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending August 20, 2011. It also debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of August 27, 2011, and at number 92 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of October 8, 2011.

Chart (2011–12) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 44
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 74

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 45
Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 81


  1. ^ Smith, Grady (9 August 2011). "Miranda Lambert releases 'Baggage Claim', the first single off 'Four the Record': Listen to it here!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Lambert claims person record". Country Standard Time. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  3. ^ Bobby Peacock (1 August 2011). "Miranda Lambert – Baggage Claim". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 4 December 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ Billy Dukes. "Miranda Lambert, 'Baggage Claim' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Miranda Lambert Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Miranda Lambert Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Miranda Lambert Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.

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