Twice the Speed of Life

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Twice the Speed of Life
Studio album by Sugarland
Released October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
Genre Country
Length 41:45
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer Garth Fundis
Sugarland chronology
Twice the Speed of Life
Enjoy the Ride
Singles from Twice the Speed of Life
  1. "Baby Girl"
    Released: July 12, 2004
  2. "Something More"
    Released: April 11, 2005
  3. "Just Might (Make Me Believe)"
    Released: September 19, 2005
  4. ""Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)""
    Released: March 13, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Plugged In (mixed)[3]

Twice the Speed of Life is the debut album of American country music group Sugarland, released on October 26, 2004, on Mercury Nashville Records. Certified 3× Multi-Platinum in the United States for sales of over three million copies, it features the singles "Baby Girl", "Something More", "Just Might (Make Me Believe)", and "Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)", which peaked at No. 2, No. 2, No. 7, and No. 17, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The group received a nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards of 2006. Twice the Speed of Life was Sugarland's only album as a trio, before Kristen Hall left in December 2005.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Something More" Kristian Bush, Kristen Hall, Jennifer Nettles 3:36
2. "Baby Girl" Troy Bieser, Bush, Hall, Nettles 4:12
3. "Hello" Bush, Hall, Nettles 3:53
4. "Tennessee" Bush, Hall, David LaBruyere 2:58
5. "Just Might (Make Me Believe)" Hall 4:07
6. "Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)" Bush, Hall, Nettles 2:51
7. "Fly Away" Bush, Corri English, Billy Gewin, Hall 3:36
8. "Speed of Life" Hall, Nettles 4:07
9. "Small Town Jericho" Bush, Hall, Nettles 4:03
10. "Time, Time, Time" Bush, Hall, Nettles 3:29
11. "Stand Back Up" Bush, Hall, Nettles 4:48


As listed in liner notes.[4]


Additional musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 16
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 2


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US US
2004 "Baby Girl" 2 38 64
  • US: Gold
2005 "Something More" 2 35 69
  • US: Gold
"Just Might (Make Me Believe)" 7 60
  • US: Gold
2006 "Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)" 17 101
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2005 "Stand Back Up" 47


Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Gold
United States (RIAA)[6] 3× Platinum


  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt. "Sugarland - Twice the Speed of Life". Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Twice the Speed of Life - Sugarland". Allmusic. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Yoars, Marcus; Smithouser, Bob (2004). "Sugarland: Twice the Speed of Life". Plugged In. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Twice the Speed of Life (Media notes). Sugarland. Mercury Records. 2004. -B0002172-02. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sugarland – Twice the Speed of Life". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Sugarland – Twice the Speed of Life". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH