Happy Hour (Uncle Kracker album)

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Happy Hour
Happyhourcover.jpg
Studio album by Uncle Kracker
Released September 15, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Rock, country pop, alternative rock, rap rock, pop rock
Length 45:12
Label Top Dog/Atlantic
Producer
Uncle Kracker chronology
Seventy Two and Sunny
(2004)
Happy Hour
(2009)
Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions
(2010)
Singles from Happy Hour
  1. "Smile"
    Released: July 13, 2009
  2. "Good to Be Me"
    Released: July 12, 2010

Happy Hour is the fourth studio album by American musician Uncle Kracker. It was released on September 15, 2009 under Atlantic Records. The album includes the single "Smile", which was originally released to pop, but later remixed to country music. Also released to the country format was the Kid Rock duet "Good to Be Me". Rob Cavallo produced the album, except for "Good to Be Me", which was produced by Kid Rock, and "Hot Mess", which was produced by S*A*M and Sluggo.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, saying "his attitude gets in his way, his party-hearty quips never jibing with his marshmallow music".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Smile" Matthew Shafer, Blair Daly, J.T. Harding, Jeremy Bose 3:21
2. "Another Love Song" Shafer, Mark McGuinn, Kevin Fish, Michael Bradford 3:32
3. "My Girlfriend" Shafer, Daly, Harding 3:00
4. "Livin' the Dream" Shafer, Josh Abraham, Luke Walker, Oliver Goldstein, David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden 3:45
5. "Corner Bar" Shafer, Martin Gross 4:18
6. "Me Again" (featuring Jesse Lee) Shafer, Daly, Harding, Jesse Lee 3:36
7. "Good to Be Me" (featuring Kid Rock) Shafer, Brett James, Harding, Robert J. Ritchie 4:12
8. "I Hate California" Shafer, James 3:38
9. "Hot Mess" Shafer, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz 2:52
10. "Hey Hey Hey" Shafer, Daly, Harding 3:29
11. "I'm Not Leaving" Shafer, Bradford 4:30
12. "Mainstreet" Bob Seger 3:27
Outtakes
  • "Vegas Baby" (featuring Mr. Hahn of Linkin Park) - 4:07
  • "The One That Got Away" - 3:34
  • "That's What's Happenin" - 3:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Al - bass guitar
  • Herschel Boone - background vocals
  • Mike Bradford - bass guitar
  • Paul Bushnell - bass guitar
  • David Campbell - string arrangements
  • Carmen Carter - background vocals
  • Chris Chaney - bass guitar
  • Daniel Chase - programming
  • Sheryl Crow - background vocals on "Smile"
  • Dorian Crozier - drums, percussion, programming
  • The Crushettes - background vocals
  • Alfie Durio - background vocals
  • Sean Gould - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Sam Hollander - programming, background vocals
  • Sean Hurley - bass guitar
  • Clydene Jackson - background vocals
  • Dave Katz - programming, background vocals
  • Uncle Kracker - lead vocals
  • Jesse Lee - vocals on "Me Again"
  • Ben Levels - Hammond organ
  • Doug McKean - programming
  • Jamie Muhoberac - keyboards
  • Tim Pierce - electric guitar
  • Rae Rae - background vocals
  • Kid Rock - programming and vocals on "Good To Be Me"
  • Rashawn Ross - trumpet
  • Steve Stetson - drums
  • Ty Stone - background vocals
  • Neal Tiemann - acoustic guitar
  • James Trombly - Hammond organ, piano
  • Marlon Young - bass guitar, acoustic guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 38
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1627629/review
  2. ^ Wood, Mikael (2009-09-18). "Happy Hour Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-04.