Mr. Mom (Lonestar song)

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"Mr. Mom"
Single by Lonestar
from the album Let's Be Us Again
Released July 12, 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:28
Label BNA
Writer(s) Ron Harbin
Richie McDonald
Don Pfrimmer
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Lonestar
Certification Gold (U.S.)
Lonestar singles chronology
"Let's Be Us Again"
(2004)
"Mr. Mom"
(2004)
"Class Reunion (That Used to Be Us)"
(2005)

"Mr. Mom" is a song written by Ron Harbin, Richie McDonald and Don Pfrimmer, and recorded by American country music band Lonestar. It was released in July 2004 as the second single from their album Let's Be Us Again. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart on November 20, and is their last number one hit to date.[1]

Content[edit]

The song is a moderate up-tempo in which the lead singer describes his attempts to be "Mr. Mom" — i.e., a stay-at-home father attempting to raise his children while his wife is at work.

Music video[edit]

The music video is a cartoon set in Nashville portraying a baby and a couple of kids, and features scenes in sync with the lyrics. When the kids' mother comes back home from work, she finds her husband tied up by the kids. Angered, she sends them (including the baby) upstairs. The video ends with a bus coming by, turning into live action featuring the cartoon baby in the bus. The music video was directed by Roman White and Revolution Pictures.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Mr. Mom" debuted at number 46 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated July 24, 2004. It charted for 28 weeks on that chart, and reached Number One on the chart dated November 20, 2004, and stayed there for two weeks.

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 33

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 44
Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 60


Preceded by
"In a Real Love"
by Phil Vassar
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number one single

November 20-November 27, 2004
Succeeded by
"Nothing On but the Radio"
by Gary Allan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "LONESTAR GETS ANIMATED WITH "MR.MOM"". Angry Country. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lonestar – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lonestar.
  4. ^ "Lonestar – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Lonestar.
  5. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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