Summer Nights (Rascal Flatts song)

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"Summer Nights"
Rascal Flatts - Summer nights.png
Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Unstoppable
ReleasedMay 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
FormatMusic download
GenreCountry pop
Length3:52 (single edit)
4:02 (album version)
LabelLyric Street
Songwriter(s)Brett James
Gary LeVox
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts singles chronology
"Here Comes Goodbye"
"Summer Nights"

"Summer Nights" is a song recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was written by the band's lead singer Gary LeVox, along with Brett James and busbee. It was released in May 2009 as the second single from their sixth studio album Unstoppable.


"Summer Nights" is an up-tempo country song celebrating summertime by inviting others to join in a party.

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock said that the song was "light hearted" and "feel-good" and would appeal to Rascal Flatts' fans, but said that he did not think that it would be well received by those who dislike the band's mainstream sound.[1] Mandi Byerly of Entertainment Weekly said that the song sounded like it came from the High School Musical soundtrack.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Summer Nights" debuted at number 57 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for April 18, 2009, based on unsolicited airplay received while their then-current single "Here Comes Goodbye" was climbing the charts. "Summer Nights" held this position for two weeks before falling from the charts. It re-entered at number 53 on the same chart dated for May 16, 2009, and entered Top 40 at number 30 two weeks later. The song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 37
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 56

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 20


  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-05-20). "Rascal Flatts - "Summer Nights"". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  2. ^ Byerly, Mandi (April 14, 2009). "Unstoppable review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  3. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009.

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