Sunny and 75

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"Sunny and 75"
Single by Joe Nichols
from the album Crickets
ReleasedMay 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)
FormatMusic download
LabelRed Bow
Songwriter(s)Michael Dulaney
Jason Sellers
Paul Jenkins
Producer(s)Mickey Jack Cones
Derek George
Joe Nichols singles chronology
"Take It Off"
"Sunny and 75"

"Sunny and 75" is a song written by Michael Dulaney, Jason Sellers, and Paul Jenkins[1] and recorded by American country music artist Joe Nichols. It was released in May 2013 as his first single for Red Bow Records,[2] and is featured on his eight album Crickets (2013). The song is about the narrator wanting to make a romantic moment with his lover by going to a mood-specific location. It received positive reviews from music critics.

"Sunny and 75" gave Nichols his fourth number-one country hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and his first top 10 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart at number 4. It also charted at number 39 on the Hot 100, his fifth top 40 hit on that chart. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 529,000 copies in the United States as of January 2014. It achieved similar chart success in Canada, giving Nichols his first number-one hit on the Country chart and reaching number 49 on the Canadian Hot 100.

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Brian Lazzaro and has Nichols hanging out on the beach with his love interest.


The song is an uptempo song in which the male narrator expresses a desire to be "somewhere sunny and 75" with his lover. The song is in the key of C major with a chord pattern of Fsus2-Am7-G-C/E.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that "the story and emotions don’t quite sink into one’s heart the way a great love song will, but the chorus is a bit of an earworm — one you won’t mind welcoming again and again."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four out of five, saying that "it's a well-written and executed song that's exactly what radio and fans want in the spring of 2013 and should be enough to get fans excited for new Joe Nichols music."[5]

Music video[edit]

A lyric video premiered on Nichols' Vevo channel on April 23, 2013.[6] The official music video was directed by Brian Lazzaro and premiered in September 2013.[7] The video begins with Nichols on a rooftop with his guitar and finding postcards showing the beach inside his guitar case. He then takes his girlfriend to a beach and they have fun, playing volleyball and rolling around in the sand.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

"Sunny and 75" debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of May 11, 2013.[9] It also debuted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 29, 2013. It also debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of September 14, 2013. It also debuted at number 98 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of October 19, 2013. "Sunny and 75" became Joe Nichols' fourth number-one country hit on the Country Airplay chart dated December 14, 2013, and his first number one since "Gimmie That Girl" in May 2010. It had sold 529,000 copies in the US as of January 2014.[10]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 49
Canada Country (Billboard)[12] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 39
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[14] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[16] 38
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[17] 51
Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[18] 92

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 529,000[10]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dunkerley, Beville (April 22, 2013). "Joe Nichols, 'Sunny and 75' - Exclusive Song Premiere". The Boot. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nichols sets PR for adds for new single". Country Standard Time. May 13, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "'Sunny and 75' sheet music". Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 8, 2013). "Joe Nichols, 'Sunny and 75′ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 22, 2013). "Single Review: Joe Nichols - "Sunny And 75"". Roughstock. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  6. ^ JoeNicholsVEVO (April 23, 2013). "Joe Nichols - Sunny and 75 (Lyric Video)". YouTube. Google. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Joe Nichols : Sunny and 75". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Pacella, Megan (August 30, 2013). "Joe Nichols Captures the Perfect Day in 'Sunny and 75′ Video". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  9. ^ Morris, Edward (May 4, 2013). "Albums Chart Reflects George Jones' Death". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (January 8, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - January 8, 2014: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery". Roughstock. Archived from the original on January 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Joe Nichols Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Billboard Chart Search: Artist=Joe Nichols / Title=Sunny and 75 / Chart=Canada Country". Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  13. ^ "Joe Nichols Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Joe Nichols Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Joe Nichols Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  17. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  18. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 15, 2014" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 15, 2014. p. 17. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Joe Nichols – Sunny and 75". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 15, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.