Yeah (Joe Nichols song)

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"Yeah"
Yeah (Joe Nichols single).jpg
Single by Joe Nichols
from the album Crickets
Released January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)
Format Music download
Recorded 2013
Genre Country
Length 3:51
Label Red Bow
Songwriter(s) Ashley Gorley
Bryan Simpson
Producer(s) Mickey Jack Cones
Tony Brown
Joe Nichols singles chronology
"Sunny and 75"
(2013)
"Yeah"
(2014)
"Hard to Be Cool"
(2014)
"Sunny and 75"
(2013)
"Yeah"
(2014)
"Hard to Be Cool"
(2014)

"Yeah" is a song recorded by American country music artist Joe Nichols. It was released in January 2014 as his second single for Red Bow Records and from his eighth studio album Crickets (2013). The song, written by Ashley Gorley and Bryan Simpson, is about a man having a one night stand in the summer with a woman.

"Yeah" gave Nichols his fifth number-one hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and his second top 10 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart at number 7. It also charted outside the Hot 100, peaking at number 41. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 612,000 units in the United States as of September 2014. It achieved similar chart success in Canada, giving Nichols his second number-one hit on the Country chart and number 48 on the Canadian Hot 100.

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Wes Edwards.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo about a man experiencing a summer night with a woman.[1] Throughout, he responds to various situations with the word "Yeah".

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Giving it a "B", Tammy Ragusa of Country Weekly praised the production: "there's something about that opening riff and midtempo, thumping groove that hints toward all of the warm-weather goodness that the impending summer holds—without being an in-your-face bikinis, babes and brews blaster." She also praised the "warmth" of Joe Nichols' voice.[1]

Commercial[edit]

"Yeah" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of January 25, 2014, at number 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of March 1, 2014, and at number 98 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of May 10, 2014. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 29, 2014.[2] As of September 2014, It had sold 612,000 copies in the U.S.[3]

The song also debuted at number 84 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of June 21, 2014.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered in May 2014.[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Beachin'"
by Jake Owen
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

July 26–August 9, 2014
Succeeded by
"We Are Tonight"
by Billy Currington
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

August 2–9, 2014
Succeeded by
"Bartender"
by Lady Antebellum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ragusa, Tammy (14 April 2014). "Reviews: Joe Nichols — 'Yeah'". Country Weekly. 21 (15): 67. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  2. ^ "American singles certifications – Joe Nichols – Yeah". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  3. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (September 3, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – September 3, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figures given here
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Joe Nichols : Yeah". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Joe Nichols – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Joe Nichols.
  6. ^ "Joe Nichols – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Joe Nichols.
  7. ^ "Joe Nichols – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Joe Nichols.
  8. ^ "Joe Nichols – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Joe Nichols.
  9. ^ "Joe Nichols – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Joe Nichols.
  10. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Joe Nichols – Yeah". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 21, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH