Side Effects (Dallas Smith album)

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Side Effects
Dallas Smith - Side Effects (album cover).jpeg
Studio album by Dallas Smith
Released September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
Recorded 2015–16
Genre Country
Length 38:23
Label 604
Producer Joey Moi
Dallas Smith chronology
Side Effects
Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1
(2018)Acoustic Sessions Vol. 12018
Singles from Side Effects
  1. "Kids with Cars"
    Released: September 11, 2015
  2. "One Little Kiss"
    Released: April 22, 2016
  3. "Autograph"
    Released: August 19, 2016
  4. "Side Effects"
    Released: January 23, 2017
  5. "Sky Stays This Blue"
    Released: May 16, 2017
  6. "Sleepin' Around"
    Released: October 2, 2017

Side Effects is the third solo studio album by Canadian country rock artist Dallas Smith, released on September 2, 2016 through 604 Records.[1] The album marks Smith's first full-length release to impact the American market. It includes the top-10 singles "Kids with Cars" and "One Little Kiss", as well as the chart-topping hits, "Autograph", "Side Effects", "Sky Stays This Blue", and "Sleepin' Around". Side Effects set a new record as the first album by a Canadian country artist to generate four number-one singles.[2]


Following the success achieved in both Canada and the US with 2014's Lifted, Smith signed an American record deal with Blaster Records in August 2015.[3] He began working on a new album with producer Joey Moi, which would be his first full-length record to be released to both countries.[3] The album's lead single, "Kids with Cars", was released September 11, 2016. It was the first single of his career to officially impact mainstream country radio in the US, though it failed to chart in that country.[4]

On August 16, 2016, CMT Canada formally announced the title, cover art, release date, and track listing for Side Effects.[1] Pre-orders for the album began on August 19, 2016 and it was officially released September 2, 2016.

Commercial performance[edit]

Side Effects debuted at number 7 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 4,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.[5] This made the album Smith's first top ten entry and highest-charting record to date.[5] It was also the Canadian country album with the largest first-week sales figure, according to Nielsen SoundScan and as reported by Top Country.[6]

Side Effects sold 600 copies in the US in its debut week.[7] The album failed to enter any American Billboard album charts, but did reach number 10 on the West North Central region-specific component chart of the Heatseekers Albums tally.[8]


Smith set a number of records with the singles released from Side Effects, becoming the first Canadian male artist to earn four number one country singles, the first Canadian male artist to generate three number one country singles from one album ("Autograph", "Side Effects", and "Sky Stays This Blue"),[A] and the first Canadian country artist to post three consecutive number one country singles.[9] The album's sixth single, "Sleepin' Around", also reached number one, making Side Effects the first album to produce four chart-topping singles and tying Smith with Shania Twain as the artists with the most career number ones.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Only One You"3:04
2."Side Effects"
  • Matt Rogers
  • Ben Stennis
  • Blake Bollinger
3."Sky Stays This Blue"2:52
4."Tab with My Name on It"
  • Aaron Eshuis
  • Ryan Hurd
  • Joey Hyde
7."Kids with Cars"
8."Hoods and Tailgates"3:11
9."One Little Kiss"3:02
10."I'm Already Gone"
11."Sleepin' Around"
12."Twelve Pack Soundtrack"3:06
Total length:38:23



Chart (2016) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 7


Year Single Peak chart
CAN Country
2015 "Kids with Cars" 6 87
2016 "One Little Kiss" 5 93
"Autograph" 1 95
2017 "Side Effects" 1
"Sky Stays This Blue" 1
"Sleepin' Around" 1
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart.


  1. ^ Shania Twain was the first Canadian artist to achieve this feat, sending three singles from Come On Over to number one, but Smith is the first male to do so.


  1. ^ a b "Dallas Smith Announces New Album "Side Effects"". CMT. Corus Entertainment. August 16, 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "VIDEO: Dallas Smith surpasses Shania Twain in most No. 1 singles from same album". Surrey Now-Leader. Black Press Group. January 22, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (August 18, 2015). "Dallas Smith Signs With Blaster Records". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 8, 2016). "RoughStock's New Single Report: September 8, 2015". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b FYI Staff (September 12, 2016). "On The Charts This Week". FYI Music News. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Top Country Albums of 2016 (Based On First Week Sales)". Top Country. TC Inc. December 16, 2016. p. 10. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 13, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: September 12, 2016". Roughstock. Cheri Media.
  8. ^ "Dallas Smith – Chart history". Billboard Heatseekers - West North Central for Dallas Smith. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  9. ^ Hooper, Roxanne (August 15, 2017). "VIDEO: Langley's Dallas Smith earns chart topping status". Surrey Now-Leader. Black Press Group. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dallas Smith Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dallas Smith – Chart history". Billboard Canada Country for Dallas Smith. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  12. ^ "Dallas Smith – Chart history". Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for Dallas Smith. Retrieved August 16, 2016.