Tonight I Wanna Cry

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"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Be Here
Released 21 November 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Country, country pop
Length 4:19
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Monty Powell, Keith Urban
Producer(s) Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Better Life"
"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
"Once in a Lifetime"

"Tonight I Wanna Cry" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in November 2005 as the fifth and final single from his album Be Here. 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.

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.

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 2
Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 72

Year-end charts[edit]

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


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