Somewhere with You

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"Somewhere with You"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Hemingway's Whiskey
Released November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 4:04
Label BNA
Writer(s) Shane McAnally
J.T. Harding
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"The Boys of Fall"
(2010)
"Somewhere with You"
(2010)
"Live a Little"
(2011)

"Somewhere with You" is a song written by Shane McAnally and J.T. Harding, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released in November 2010 as the second single from his album Hemingway's Whiskey.

Background and content[edit]

In an interview with Country Music Television, Chesney said, "It's so different but I still felt that it was really me. I felt melodically it was completely different and sexy".[1] In an interview will Billboard, Chesney said, "This is a tortured soul song. If you get going with somebody, you've been in a relationship and for whatever reason she's gone or you're gone. And you're not necessarily in another relationship, but you're with somebody else, just starting something with somebody else. Trying to balance both those worlds is tough."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Whitney Pastorek of Entertainment Weekly, in her review of the album, said that the song "has a compellingly dark vibe Chesney should try out more often."[3] Writing for The New York Times, Jon Caramanica thought that the chorus "recalls nothing so much as the Bee Gees."[4] Rick Moore of American Songwriter called the song one of the album's "high points".[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Somewhere with You" debuted at number 35 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week ending November 6, 2010.[6] The song peaked at number one on the week ending January 29, 2011 and held that position for three weeks.

"Somewhere with You" entered the Adult Contemporary charts at number 26 on the chart dated for March 19, 2011.[7]

As of June 2011, the song was sold 1,000,000 times in the United States.[8]

Reaching Platinum in the United States in July 2011, Somewhere with You is Chesney's first single achieving this feat.[9]

Chart (2010–2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 31
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[12] 15
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 52

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 31
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 39
Preceded by
"Felt Good on My Lips"
by Tim McGraw
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

January 29 - February 12, 2011
Succeeded by
"Voices"
by Chris Young

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonaguro, Alison (20 October 2010). "Kenny Chesney's New Single Feels "Different and Sexy"". CMT. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Kenny Chesney's 'Hemingway's Whiskey': Track-By-Track Preview
  3. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (22 September 2010). "Hemingway's Whiskey". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Caramanica, Jon (26 September 2010). "Critics’ Choice - New CDs From Kenny Chesney, Jane Monheit, Jason Adasiewicz - Review - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Moore, Rick (5 November 2010), Kenny Chesney: Hemingway’s Whiskey, American Songwriter, retrieved 9 November 2010 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (30 October 2010). "Sugarland's The Incredible Machine Is Week's Hottest New Album". CMT. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chart Highlights". Billboard. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  8. ^ http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74380/week-ending-june-26-2011-songs-a-twist-at-the-voice/
  9. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database#
  10. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  11. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  12. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Kenny Chesney. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  13. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  14. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Best of 2011: Adult Contemporary Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2013.