Long Hot Summer (Keith Urban song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Long Hot Summer"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Get Closer
Released 27 June 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Country
Length 4:33 (album version)
3:52 (radio version)
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Richard Marx
Keith Urban
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Without You"
"Long Hot Summer"
"You Gonna Fly"
"Without You"
"Long Hot Summer"
"You Gonna Fly"

"Long Hot Summer" is a song recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban and written by Urban and Richard Marx. It was released in June 2011 as the third single from his 2010 album Get Closer.[1] It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week 22 October 2011.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Nate Chinen of The New York Times wrote that it was "one of the friskier tunes" on the album.[3] Dan Milliken, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a B rating, saying that it is the "closest he’s come in two albums to capturing his old uptempo spark." Coyne states the song could function as a "prequel to the melancholy, ''Til Summer Comes Around'".[4] Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, saying that the only criticism is the "early guitar work that runs beneath the song’s first verse". Dukes went on to say that it is a song that "only the grouchiest of grouchies can frown on."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered on 16 August 2011 on CMT.[6] It featured Summer Glau.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 82
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 35
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 45
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 22
Preceded by
"Made in America"
by Toby Keith
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

22 October 2011
Succeeded by
"God Gave Me You"
by Blake Shelton


  1. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chart Listings for "Long Hot Summer" - Keith Urban". Billboard. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Chinen, Nate (22 November 2010), CDs from Ne-Yo, Lloyd Banks and Keith Urban - Review - NYTimes.com, The New York Times, retrieved 11 December 2010 
  4. ^ Milliken, Dan (17 August 2011). "Single Review: Keith Urban - Long Hot Summer". Country Universe. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Dukes, Billy (15 June 2011). "Keith Urban — 'Long Hot Summer' Single Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Keith Urban - "Long Hot Summer"". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "The ARIA Report (Issue #1081)" (PDF). ARIA / PANDORA. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban.
  11. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

External links[edit]