Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing

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Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
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Studio album by
Released7 November 2006
LabelCapitol Nashville
ProducerKeith Urban, Dann Huff
Keith Urban chronology
Days Go By
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
Greatest Hits: 18 Kids
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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (stylized as 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. It won at the 2007 ARIA Music Awards for Best Country Album.


On the US 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 three singles released from this album are "Stupid Boy", "I Told You So", and "Everybody", which went to numbers 3, 2, and 5 individually, making this Urban's first American album to not produce a single number one hit on the country charts. "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, later covered by Phil Collins in 2002. "Stupid Boy" was originally recorded by Sarah Buxton, who also co-wrote the song.

Track listing[edit]

North American Track Listing
1."Once in a Lifetime"John Shanks, Keith Urban5:54
2."Shine"Monty Powell, Urban5:17
3."I Told You So"Urban4:27
4."I Can't Stop Loving You"Billy Nicholls4:44
5."Won't Let You Down"Urban3:20
6."Faster Car"Urban4:27
7."Stupid Boy"Sarah Buxton, Deanna Bryant, Dave Berg6:16
8."Used to the Pain"Darrell Brown, Urban3:51
9."Raise the Barn" (featuring Ronnie Dunn)Powell, Urban5:12
10."God Made Woman" (choir: Metro Voices; boy sopranos: The Choristers of Reigate St. Mary)Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Steve McEwan4:51
11."Tu Compañía" (backing vocals: Vanessa Millon and Sarah Buxton)Powell, Urban4:11
12."Everybody"Richard Marx, Urban5:33
13."Got It Right This Time"Urban3:36
Total length:62:21
iTunes bonus track
14."Slow Turning"5:28


  • 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]


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)[16] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


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