Til My Last Day

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"Til My Last Day"
A man wearing a beige cowboy hat, black t-shirt and jeans, leaning back on a pool table.
Single by Justin Moore
from the album Outlaws Like Me
ReleasedMarch 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)
GenreCountry
Length3:55
LabelValory Music Group
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jeremy Stover
Justin Moore singles chronology
"Bait a Hook"
(2011)
"Til My Last Day"
(2012)
"Point at You"
(2013)

"Til My Last Day" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Justin Moore. It was released in March 2012 as the third and final single from his second studio album Outlaws Like Me (2011). Moore co-wrote the song with Brian Dean Maher and Jeremy Stover, who also produced the song. It received positive reviews from critics praising the instrumentation and Moore's vocal delivery of the lyrics sounding mature. "Til My Last Day" peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving Moore his first number-one hit on that chart and his third country chart topper overall. It also charted at numbers seven and 51 on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over half-a-million units in that country. Its chart success in Canada was similarly received, peaking at number eight on the Country chart and number 76 on the Canadian Hot 100. Two music videos were released to accompany the song: a live version directed by Justin Nolan Key that features Moore's wife and kids, and a second one directed by Peter Zavadil that features a young married couple attempting to make things work.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, writing that "the crying electric guitars between the verses add pathos to a story that hooks you from the very first moments."[2] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that "Moore sings it more convincingly and strongly than anything else in his catalog, a newfound level of maturity underscoring his twangy tenor."[3] In 2017, Billboard contributor Chuck Dauphin put "Til My Last Day" at number six on his top 10 list of Moore's best songs.[4]

Music videos[edit]

A live music video, directed by Justin Nolan Key, premiered in April 2012.[5] It features footage of Moore's wife and kids.[6] A second music video, directed by Peter Zavadil, premiered in August 2012.[7] It depicts a young married couple trying to make ends meet. The protagonist often disappears with his friends for most of the day, drawing his wife's suspicions when they show up with coolers full of beer. It turns out that they are all building a brand new house to surprise his wife.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

"Til My Last Day" debuted at number 57 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of March 31, 2012.[9] It reached number seven the week of December 22 and stayed on the chart for forty-five weeks.[10] On the Billboard Hot 100, it debuted at number 98 for the week of September 29.[11] Twelve weeks later, it peaked at number 51 the week of December 22, and remained on the chart for twenty weeks.[12][13] It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on May 28, 2013.[14] In Canada, the track debuted at number 91 on the Canadian Hot 100 the week of December 29, 2012 and stayed there for two consecutive weeks.[15][16] It peaked at number 76 the week of January 26, 2013 and stayed on the chart for six weeks.[13][17] On the country chart dated January 5, 2013, "Til My Last Day" became Moore's first number-one country hit on the Country Airplay chart, and his third overall.

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[18] 76
Canada Country (Billboard)[19] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[21] 7
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[22] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[23] 52
Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[24] 56
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[25] 65

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dukes, Billy (June 18, 2012). "Justin Moore, "Til My Last Day" – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (February 14, 2012). "Justin Moore, 'Til My Last Day' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Archived from the original on January 27, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (May 29, 2012). "Single Review: Justin Moore - "'Til My Last Day"". Roughstock. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (August 16, 2017). "Justin Moore's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 4, 2021. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : Til My Last Day (Live)". Country Music Television. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 3, 2012). "Justin Moore Features Wife and Daughters in New 'Til My Last Day' Video". Taste of Country. Archived from the original on August 15, 2020. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : Til My Last Day". Country Music Television. Archived from the original on August 7, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  8. ^ Conaway, Alanna (August 28, 2012). "Justin Moore Releases Tear-Jerking New Video for "Til My Last Day'". Taste of Country. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  9. ^ Morris, Edward (March 24, 2012). "Taylor Swift's "Ours" Is Week's Most-Played Country Song". Country Music Television. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  10. ^ "Hot Country Songs: December 22, 2012". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  11. ^ "The Hot 100: September 29, 2012". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  12. ^ "The Hot 100: December 22, 2012". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 23, 2020. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Til My Last Day by Justin Moore". aCharts.co. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "American single certifications – Justin Moore – Til My Last Day". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  15. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: December 29, 2012". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 22, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  16. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: January 5, 2013". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: January 26, 2013". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  18. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "2012 Year-End Charts: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 28, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  24. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts: Country Airplay Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 3, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  25. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 28, 2021. Retrieved December 13, 2013.

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