Long, Slow Kisses

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"Long, Slow Kisses"
Single by Jeff Bates
from the album Leave the Light On
Released 2004 (2004)
Genre Country
Length 3:26 (original)
3:10 (re-recording)
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Jeff Bates
Gordon Bradberry
Ben Hayslip
Producer(s) Kenny Beard and David Malloy (original)
Kenny Beard and Blake Chancey (re-recording)
Jeff Bates singles chronology
"I Wanna Make You Cry"
(2004)
"Long, Slow Kisses"
(2004)
"Good People"
(2005)
"I Wanna Make You Cry"
(2004)
"Long, Slow Kisses"
(2005)
"Good People"
(2005)

"Long, Slow Kisses" is a song recorded by American country music artist Jeff Bates. It was first included on his 2003 debut album Rainbow Man. Bates re-recorded the song in 2004 and released it as the first single from his second album, Leave the Light On. He co-wrote the song with Gordon Bradberry and Ben Hayslip.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

In his review of the album, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote that the song "stumbles in its attempts at seduction."[1] Robert Loy of Country Standard Time was more positive, saying that "for such a young man, he certainly sounds as if he knows of whence he sings."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Long, Slow Kisses" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of September 25, 2004.[3]

Chart (2004–2005) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 17
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[5] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Leave the Light On". Allmusic. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Loy, Robert. "Leave the Light On review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Shelburne, Craig (September 18, 2004). "Jackson Replaces McGraw at No. 1 on Billboard 200". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jeff Bates – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jeff Bates.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 45. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2012.