Til My Last Day

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"Til My Last Day"
Justin Moore - Til My Last Day single cover.jpg
Single by Justin Moore
from the album Outlaws Like Me
ReleasedMarch 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)
FormatDigital download
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 2011 album Outlaws Like Me. The song 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 charttopper overall. It also charted at numbers 7 and 51 on both the Hot Country Songs and Billboard 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 8 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]

Music videos[edit]

A live music video, directed by Justin Nolan Key, premiered in April 2012.[4] It features footage of Moore's wife and kids.[5] A second music video, directed by Peter Zavadil, premiered in August 2012.[6] It depicts a young married couple trying to make ends meet.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

"Til My Last Day" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of March 31, 2012.[8] It also debuted at number 98 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of September 29, 2012. It also debuted at number 91 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of December 29, 2012. 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)[9] 76
Canada Country (Billboard)[10] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 7
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 52
Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[15] 56
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 65

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^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. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (February 14, 2012). "Justin Moore, "Til My Last Day' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (May 29, 2012). "Single Review: Justin Moore - "'Til My Last Day"". Roughstock. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : Til My Last Day (Live)". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 3, 2012). "Justin Moore Features Wife and Daughters in New 'Til My Last Day' Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : Til My Last Day". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  7. ^ Conaway, Alanna (August 28, 2012). "Justin Moore Releases Tear-Jerking New Video for "Til My Last Day'". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  8. ^ Morris, Edward (March 24, 2012). "Taylor Swift's "Ours" Is Week's Most-Played Country Song". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  9. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Justin Moore Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Best of 2012: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  15. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  16. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Justin Moore – Til My Last Day". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 7, 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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