Night Train (Jason Aldean song)

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"Night Train"
Night Train Song Cover.jpg
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Night Train
ReleasedJune 24, 2013
Format
Recorded2012
GenreCountry
Length3:52
LabelBroken Bow
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"1994"
(2013)
"Night Train"
(2013)
"Drivin' Around Song"
(2013)

"Night Train" is a song written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in June 2013 as the fourth single and title track from his 2012 album of the same name.

Content[edit]

"Night Train" is a mid-tempo rock ballad about two lovers finding the perfect spot for romance at night while waiting for a train to pass by.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave "Night Train" three out of five stars. He stated, "the lyrics aren’t as vivid as some of Aldean’s better ballads, but his performance feels inspired by some real place and love from his past." He also said, "Aldean shows real vocal power and that this song is a nice reminder of what he’s capable of."[1]

Live performances[edit]

Jason Aldean debuted the new single on June 5, 2013 at the CMT Music Awards.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered on August 6, 2013.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92, and the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 26 for the week that the album Night Train was released. It dropped from the chart until the song was released to radio as a single, and re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 90 for the charted dated July 27, 2013. It peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the charted dated October 12, 2013. The song has reached its million sales mark in the US by April 2014.[4]

The song debuted at No. 85 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week the album was released. It peaked at No. 39.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Aldean, 'Night Train' – Song Review".
  2. ^ "Jason Aldean to Debut New Single at 2013 CMT Music Awards".
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jason Aldean : Night Train". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Grein, Paul (April 16, 2014). "Chart Watch: "Happy" tops 4M". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!.
  5. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Jason Aldean – Night Train". Music Canada. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  13. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 23, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 23, 2014". Roughstock.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Aldean – Night Train". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.