Tonight I Wanna Cry

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"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
Keith Urban Tonight I Wanna Cry.jpg
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Be Here
Released 21 November 2005 (2005-11-21)
Format
Recorded 2004
Genre
Length 4:19
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Better Life"
(2005)
"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
(2005)
"Once in a Lifetime"
(2006)
"Better Life"
(2005)
"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
(2005)
"Once in a Lifetime"
(2006)

"Tonight I Wanna Cry" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released on 21 November 2005 as the fifth and final single from his fourth studio album Be Here (2004). It peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song was written by Urban and Monty Powell.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in early 2006. The video shows Urban playing the song on a piano in a room with a model kitchen, model living room and model bedroom. Towards the start of the second verse, snow falls through the rooms.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was later sung by Ace Young on American Idol on 4 April 2006, which was designated a country music theme. Chad Doucette sang it on Canadian Idol. It was also covered by Chris Richardson on American Idol on 6 March 2007

Urban's version was also featured in the 31 January 2007 Medium episode, Very Merry Maggie.

In August 2011, The song was performed on the X Factor by contestant, Mitchell Callaway. Following this performance, Keith's version entered the Australian singles chart at #72.

In February 2013, The song was also performed on "American Idol" by Paul Jolley and Lazaro Arbos in front of Keith Urban himself during the "Sudden Death Round" in Las Vegas.

Chart performance[edit]

"Tonight I Wanna Cry" debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of 3 December 2005.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 2
Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 72

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ "ARIA Report (Issue #1124)" (PDF). ARIA. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Keith Urban – Tonight I Wanna Cry". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 8, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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