Golden Road (album)

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Golden Road
Golden-road.jpg
Studio album by Keith Urban
Released 8 October 2002
Recorded Late 2001 - Mid 2002
Genre Country
Length 53:40
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer
Keith Urban chronology
Keith Urban
(1999)
Golden Road
(2002)
Be Here
(2004)
Singles from Golden Road
  1. "Somebody Like You"
    Released: 23 July 2002
  2. "Raining on Sunday"
    Released: 21 January 2003
  3. "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"
    Released: 8 July 2003
  4. "You'll Think of Me"
    Released: 6 January 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Golden Road is the third studio album by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released on 8 October 2002 via Capitol Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "Somebody Like You", "Raining on Sunday", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me", and "You'll Think of Me". This was Urban's first album to be produced by Dann Huff, who has produced all of his albums since.

Content[edit]

This album produced four singles: "Somebody Like You", "Raining on Sunday", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me", and "You'll Think of Me", which all made it to the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "Somebody Like You", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me", and "You'll Think of Me" all reached number one, while "Raining on Sunday" peaked at number three.[2] "Raining on Sunday" was originally recorded by Radney Foster on the 1998 album See What You Want to See, with a backing vocal from Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish. "Jeans On" is a cover of a Lord David Dundas song.

The song "You Look Good in My Shirt" was originally slated to be the album's fifth single; however, Capitol Nashville instead chose to release a single from a new album; despite its withdrawal, the song charted at number 60 from unsolicited airplay as an album cut. Urban re-recorded the song in 2008 for a re-issue of his compilation album Greatest Hits: 18 Kids and released that version as a single that same year. The re-recorded version was a number-one single in 2008.[2]

Urban co-produced tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 11 with Dann Huff, and he produced the rest of the album all by himself.[3]

Reception[edit]

Golden Road peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and spent 108 weeks on the chart. It also reached number 11 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Somebody Like You"
5:23
2."Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"4:15
3."Whenever I Run"
3:39
4."What About Me"3:52
5."You'll Think of Me"
4:53
6."Jeans On"3:33
7."You Look Good in My Shirt"3:47
8."You're Not Alone Tonight"Urban3:31
9."You Won"
  • Urban
  • Crowell
5:21
10."Song for Dad"Urban3:56
11."Raining on Sunday"4:45
12."You're Not My God"4:14
13."One Chord Song" (hidden track[4])Urban2:13
Total length:53:40

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 29
U.S. Billboard 200 11
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC US Adult US
Pop
AUS UK
2002 "Somebody Like You" 1 23
2003 "Raining on Sunday" 3 38 79
"Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" 1 30
2004 "You'll Think of Me" 1 24 2 6 38 88
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[7] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Golden Road review". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 437. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  3. ^ a b Golden Road (CD booklet). Capitol Records. 2002. 32936.
  4. ^ "One Chord Song (Hidden Track)". Amazon.com. 8 October 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  5. ^ "australian-charts.com - Keith Urban - Golden Road". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Keith Urban – Golden Road". Music Canada.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Keith Urban – Golden Road". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.