Golden Road (album)

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Golden Road
Golden-road.jpg
Studio album by Keith Urban
Released 8 October 2002
Recorded C. 2001-2002
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Golden Road is the third studio album by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released on 8 October 2002 by Capitol 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 Keith's first album to be produced by Dann Huff, who has produced all of his albums since.

Content[edit]

This album produced four singles. Three of those singles went to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Somebody Like You", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me", and "You'll Think of Me". "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. Urban's version of the song peaked at number three on the Hot Country Songs charts in early 2003.[2] "Jeans On" is a cover of the Lord David Dundas song.

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

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

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. Title Writer(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" Urban 3:31
9. "You Won"
  • Urban
  • Crowell
5:21
10. "Song for Dad" Urban 3:56
11. "Raining on Sunday" 4:45
12. "You're Not My God" 4:14
13. "One Chord Song" (hidden track[4]) Urban 2:13

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. 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