Somebody Like You

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"Somebody Like You"
Somebody Like You (Keith Urban single - cover art).jpg
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Golden Road
ReleasedJuly 23, 2002
RecordedCa. 2002
GenreCountry, country pop
Length5:23 (album version)
3:41 (radio edit)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)John Shanks, Keith Urban
Producer(s)Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Where the Blacktop Ends"
"Somebody Like You"
"Raining on Sunday"

"Somebody Like You" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in July 2002 as the first single from his 2002 album Golden Road. The song became Urban's second number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now the Hot Country Songs) chart, spending six weeks at that position. The song also peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. In December 2009, Billboard also named the song as the number one country song of the first decade of the 21st century.

In 2003, this song was remixed for the film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.


"Somebody Like You" is set in common time in the key of E major. The verses use a chord pattern of E-A-E-B-A-E, with a pattern of E-A-E-A-Cm-Fm7 on the chorus, and the lead vocal ranges from E4 to G5.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Somebody Like You" reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now the Hot Country Songs) chart dated for the week of October 19, 2002, holding that position for six weeks and spending forty-one weeks on that chart.[2] It also reached number 23 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3]

In December 2009, Billboard ranked "Somebody Like You" as the number one country song for the first decade of the 21st century.[4] The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 13, 2005.[5] As of September 2015, the song has sold 1.05 million copies in the US.[6]

In October 2014, candidate Shady Sheha amazingly performed that song at The Voice of Germany, introducing it to the German audience in a spectacular way. After that, "Somebody Like You" made the very first entry in the German Single Charts at 97.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was released to Country Music Television (CMT) on August 7, 2002.[7] It was directed by Trey Fanjoy, who also directed the video for Urban's late 2000/early 2001 single "But for the Grace of God".[7] Urban's ex-girlfriend, Niki Taylor appeared in the video.

Charts and certifications[edit]


The following musicians perform on this track:[14]


  1. ^ "Somebody Like You". Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 437. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  3. ^ "Toby Keith Named Billboard's Top Country Artist of the Decade". CMT. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  4. ^ Lane, Jimmy. "Country stars leave huge mark on decade". Norwich Bulletin. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  5. ^ a b "American single certifications – Keith Urban – Somebody Like You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (September 8, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 8, 2015". RoughStock.
  7. ^ a b "Keith Urban Releases New Video and New Album; "Somebody Like You" Video Set for Broadcast Premiere August 7th; New Street Date by Demand — October 8". Business Wire (subscription required to view full article). 2002-08-06. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  8. ^ Billboard, September 28, 2002
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  11. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  12. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020.
  14. ^ Golden Road (CD booklet). Capitol Records. 2002. 32936.

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