Happy Hour (Uncle Kracker album)

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Happy Hour
Studio album by Uncle Kracker
Released September 15, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Rock, country pop, alternative rock, pop rock
Length 45:12
Label Top Dog/Atlantic
Uncle Kracker chronology
Seventy Two and Sunny
(2004)Seventy Two and Sunny2004
Happy Hour
Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions
(2010)Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions2010
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 song "Good to Be Me" which was later recorded as a duet with Kid Rock. 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" 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
  • "Vegas Baby" (featuring Mr. Hahn of Linkin Park) - 4:07
  • "The One That Got Away" - 3:34
  • "That's What's Happenin" - 3:37

Chart performance[edit]

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


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