Goodnight Kiss

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"Goodnight Kiss"
GoodnightKiss.jpg
Single by Randy Houser
from the album How Country Feels
Released September 23, 2013 (2013-09-23)
Format
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label Stoney Creek
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Derek George
Randy Houser singles chronology
"Runnin' Outta Moonlight"
(2013)
"Goodnight Kiss"
(2013)
"Like a Cowboy"
(2014)
"Runnin' Outta Moonlight"
(2013)
"Goodnight Kiss"
(2013)
"Like a Cowboy"
(2014)

"Goodnight Kiss" is a song recorded by American country music artist Randy Houser. It was released in September 2013 as the third single from his third studio album, How Country Feels.[1] Houser wrote the song with Rob Hatch and Jason Sellers.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song a favorable review, writing that "Houser’s softer side comes through on this mid-tempo love song."[3] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock also gave the song a favorable review, saying that "But even if the lyrics aren't anything to write home about, they're still familiar and sincerely sung. Randy is usually a bit of a belter, but the verses allow him to tone it down before going full-force on the chorus, thus allowing a little more color to his sturdy voice than usual. The production is a bit loud, but not to the point of distraction.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered in January 2014.

Chart performance[edit]

"Goodnight Kiss" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of September 28, 2013.[5] It also debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of October 26, 2013. It also debuted at number 93 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of January 25, 2014. It also debuted at number 96 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of February 15, 2014. The song has sold 352,000 copies in the U.S. as of April 2014.[6]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 50
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 52
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[12] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 48

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Gayle (September 24, 2013). "Randy Houser Releases New Single, 'Goodnight Kiss'". The Boot. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Wyland, Sarah (September 24, 2013). "Randy Houser Releases "Goodnight Kiss" as New Single". Great American Country. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (September 5, 2013). "Randy Houser, 'Goodnight Kiss' [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Single Review: Randy Houser - Goodnight Kiss". Roughstock. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Morris, Edward (September 21, 2013). "Keith Urban's Fuse Tops Country Albums Chart". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 30, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 30, 2014: More Gold And Platinum News". Roughstock. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Randy Houser – Goodnight Kiss". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH