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"
"Long, Slow Kisses"
"Good People"
"I Wanna Make You Cry"
"Long, Slow Kisses"
"Good People"

"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
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


  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 (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  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.