Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing

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Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
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Studio album by Keith Urban
Released 7 November 2006
Genre Country
Length 62:21
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Keith Urban, Dann Huff
Keith Urban chronology
Days Go By
(2005)Days Go By2005
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
Greatest Hits: 18 Kids
(2007)Greatest Hits: 18 Kids2007
Singles from Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
  1. "Once in a Lifetime"
    Released: 22 August 2006
  2. "Stupid Boy"
    Released: 5 December 2006
  3. "I Told You So"
    Released: 8 May 2007
  4. "Everybody"
    Released: 18 September 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing is the fifth studio album by Australian country singer Keith Urban. It is his fourth album release in the United States, and his fifth for Capitol Nashville. The album was issued on 7 November 2006. It includes four singles with "Once in a Lifetime", "Stupid Boy", "I Told You So" and "Everybody", all of which were Top 10 hits on the Billboard country charts. The album has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA and Platinum by the CRIA and ARIA. Urban produced the album with Dann Huff except for "Tu Compañía" and "Got It Right This Time", which Urban produced by himself.


On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated 2 September 2006, this album's lead-off single "Once in a Lifetime" debuted at number 17, making it the highest-debuting country single in the 62-year history of the Billboard country music charts at the time. This record was later broken in 2007 by Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (which debuted at number 16 on the same chart), and then again by Garth Brooks' "More Than a Memory" (which debuted at number 1). "Once in a Lifetime" went on to peak at number 6 on the country charts. The other singles released from this album ("Stupid Boy", "I Told You So", and "Everybody ") went to number 3, 2, and 5 respectively, making this the first American album of Urban's career not to produce a Number One hit. "Raise the Barn", a duet with Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, was written in response to Hurricane Katrina.[2]

The song "I Can't Stop Loving You" is a cover of a Leo Sayer song. "Stupid Boy", was originally recorded by its writer, Sarah Buxton.

Track listing[edit]

North American Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Once in a Lifetime" John Shanks, Keith Urban 5:54
2. "Shine" Monty Powell, Urban 5:17
3. "I Told You So" Urban 4:27
4. "I Can't Stop Loving You" Billy Nicholls 4:44
5. "Won't Let You Down" Urban 3:20
6. "Faster Car" Urban 4:27
7. "Stupid Boy" Sarah Buxton, Deanna Bryant, Dave Berg 6:16
8. "Used to the Pain" Darrell Brown, Urban 3:51
9. "Raise the Barn" (featuring Ronnie Dunn) Powell, Urban 5:12
10. "God Made Woman" (choir: Metro Voices; boy sopranos: The Choristers of Reigate St. Mary) Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Steve McEwan 4:51
11. "Tu Compañía" (backing vocals: Vanessa Millon and Sarah Buxton) Powell, Urban 4:11
12. "Everybody" Richard Marx, Urban 5:33
13. "Got It Right This Time" Urban 3:36


  • All songs produced by Keith Urban and Dann Huff, except tracks 11 and 13, produced solely by Urban.
  • The Japanese edition omits "Raise the Barn" but adds "Gotta Let It Go" as track 13. The international version omits "Raise the Barn".


As listed in liner notes.[2]

All strings performed by the Nashville String Machine.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 23
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[5] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 32
Japanese Albums Chart (Oricon)[7] 174
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 52
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 73
US Billboard 200[10] 3
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[11] 1


Year Single Peak chart positions
2006 "Once in a Lifetime" 6 31 26 18 66 194
2007 "Stupid Boy" 3 43
"I Told You So" 2 48 56
"Everybody" 5 64 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[12] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


Preceded by
Small Town Girl by Kellie Pickler
Top Country Albums number-one album
25 November – 15 December 2006
Succeeded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood