Smile (Uncle Kracker song)

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"Smile"
Smile cover.jpg
Single by Uncle Kracker
from the album Happy Hour
Released July 13, 2009
Format CD single, music download
Recorded 2009
Genre Country, country pop
Length 3:21
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Matthew Shafer
Blair Daly
John T. Harding
Jeremy Bose
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Uncle Kracker singles chronology
"Writing It Down"
(2004)
"Smile"
(2009)
"Good to Be Me"
(2010)

"Smile" is a song by Uncle Kracker from his 2009 album Happy Hour. It was released as a single on July 13, 2009. The track features country music star Sheryl Crow, who sings backing vocals at the end of the title. The song was featured in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released in September 2009, directed by Darren Doane. The video is set in Northern Michigan with some scenes from Hale, Michigan and Long Lake, Michigan.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

On the chart week of November 7, 2009, the original album version of "Smile" debuted at #57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: becoming his first solo entry on that chart, as well as his second chart single since he was featured with Kenny Chesney on "When the Sun Goes Down" in 2004. It has peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is also his second entry on the Hot Country Songs charts, debuting at #57 on the week of November 7, 2009. Following strong unsolicited airplay of a remix of "Smile" featuring country music influences on Detroit country music stations, "Smile" was re-mixed and released to Country radio as an official single to promote his extended play Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions.[2] It has since also become his first solo Top 10 country hit, peaking at number six.

Uses on Television[edit]

"Smile" has been featured in promotions for The Office special "Baby" episode, as well as TV advertisements for Season 3 of the Australian drama series, Packed to the Rafters. Joe McElderry recorded a cover of the song for his album, Wide Awake, which was released in October 2010. The song was featured in an episode of the 2009 sequel to Melrose Place. Kelly Ripa had the song played to an accompanying montage in tribute to co-host Regis Philbin on his last episode of Live with Regis & Kelly following his retirement from the series.

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CMT: Videos: Uncle Kracker – "Smile"". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions review". AllMusic. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Uncle Kracker – Smile". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Uncle Kracker – Smile" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Uncle Kracker Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  7. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history | Billboard (Country Digital Songs)". Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Digital Songs for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  13. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history | Billboard (Hot Rock Digital Songs)". Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  15. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history" Billboard Radio Songs for Uncle Kracker. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "Uncle Kracker – Chart history | Billboard (Ringtones)". Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Hits 2010 Österreich | Single-Charts | Top 75 Auswertung". GfK Entertainment (in German). Chartsurfer.de. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: 2010 Year-End Charts | Billboard". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Adult Pop Songs: 2010 Year-End Charts | Billboard". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  21. ^ "2010 Year-End Hot 100 Songs". Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard Magazine. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Best of 2010: Digital Songs". Billboard Magazine. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Best of 2010: Ringtones". Billboard Magazine. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: 2011 Year-End Charts | Billboard". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Uncle Kracker – Smile". Music Canada. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  28. ^ "American single certifications – Uncle Kracker – Smile". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 18, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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