When the Sun Goes Down (Kenny Chesney album)

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When the Sun Goes Down
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Studio album by Kenny Chesney
Released February 3, 2004
Genre Country
Length 58:12
Label BNA
Producer Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney chronology
All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan
(2003)
When the Sun Goes Down
(2004)
Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)
(2005)
Singles from When the Sun Goes Down
  1. "There Goes My Life"
    Released: October 20, 2003
  2. "When the Sun Goes Down"
    Released: February 2, 2004
  3. "I Go Back"
    Released: May 3, 2004
  4. "The Woman with You"
    Released: August 31, 2004
  5. "Anything but Mine"
    Released: January 3, 2005
  6. "Keg in the Closet"
    Released: May 9, 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (67/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (positive)[4]
Billboard (positive)[5]
Blender 1.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable)[6]
Entertainment Weekly C+[7]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[1][8]
Robert Christgau (dud)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]

When the Sun Goes Down is the eighth studio album by country music singer Kenny Chesney, released on February 3, 2004. It debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 550,000 copies in its first week.[11]

The tracks "There Goes My Life", "When the Sun Goes Down"(originally performed by Jimmy Buffett), "I Go Back", "The Woman with You", "Anything but Mine", and "Keg in the Closet" were all released as singles between 2004 and 2005. Respectively, they peaked at number 1, number 1, number 2, number 2, number 1, and number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The title track, a duet with Uncle Kracker, is also Uncle Kracker's first country chart entry.

Also included on this album is the song "Some People Change", which would later be recorded (and released as a single) by Montgomery Gentry as the title track to their 2006 album Some People Change. Montgomery Gentry's version was a Top Ten hit for them that year.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "There Goes My Life"   Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley 5:02
2. "I Go Back"   Kenny Chesney 4:03
3. "When the Sun Goes Down" (duet with Uncle Kracker) Brett James 4:50
4. "The Woman with You"   Craig Wiseman, David Frasier 4:31
5. "Some People Change"   Thrasher, Jason Sellers, Michael Dulaney 3:27
6. "Anything But Mine"   Scooter Carusoe 5:25
7. "Keg in the Closet"   Chesney, James 3:32
8. "When I Think About Leaving"   Tim Johnson, Rory Lee Feek, Paul Overstreet 4:39
9. "Being Drunk's a Lot Like Loving You"   Skip Ewing, Chesney 3:33
10. "Outta Here"   Ewing, Chesney 2:47
11. "Old Blue Chair"   Chesney 3:24
Total length:
58:12

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[12]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US
2003 "There Goes My Life" 1 29 * US: Gold[13]
2004 "When the Sun Goes Down"
(featuring Uncle Kracker)
1 26 * US: Platinum[14]
"I Go Back" 2 32 * US: Gold[15]
"The Woman with You" 2 33
2005 "Anything but Mine" 1 48 * US: Gold[16]
"Keg in the Closet" 6 64

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[17] 4× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for When The Sun Goes Down". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  2. ^ Fabian, Shelly. "Kenny Chesney - 'When the Sun Goes Down'". About.com. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ Keogh, Sue (2004-02-12). "Review of Kenny Chesney - When the Sun Goes Down". BBC Music. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Kenny Chesney: When the Sun Goes Down". Billboard. January 31, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-05-05. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Howard (2004-02-20). "Kenny Chesney When the Sun Goes Down". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  7. ^ Havighurst, Craig (2004-02-06). "When the Sun Goes Down Review". Entertainment Weekly: 140. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Randy (2004-04-30). "Cd Reviews (Kenny Chesney: When the Sun Goes Down (BNA)". Los Angeles Times (Sun-Sentinel). Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Kenny Chesney". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  10. ^ Hunter, Jim (2004-05-04). "When The Sun Goes Down". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  11. ^ Todd Martens, "Chesney's 'Sun' Rises To Top The Billboard 200", Billboard.com, February 11, 2004.
  12. ^ When the Sun Goes Down (Media notes). Kenny Chesney. BNA Records. 2004. BNA82876-56609-2. 
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – There Goes My Life". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – When the Sun Goes Down". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – I Go Back". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Anything but Mine". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – When the Sun Goes Down". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Kamikaze by Twista
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 15, 2004 – February 21, 2004
Succeeded by
Feels like Home by Norah Jones
Preceded by
Shock'n Y'all
by Toby Keith
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 21 – May 28, 2004
Succeeded by
Here for the Party
by Gretchen Wilson

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