You're My Better Half

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"You're My Better Half"
You're My Better Half.jpg
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Be Here
Released 25 October 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 4:12 (album version)
3:59 (radio edit)
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Keith Urban, John Shanks
Producer(s) Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Days Go By"
"You're My Better Half"
"Making Memories of Us"

"You're My Better Half" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in October 2004 as the second single from Urban's album Be Here, and was a number 2 hit for him on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts. The song was written by Urban and John Shanks.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling the production "light and breezy." She goes on to call it an "engaging performance" and saying that the lyric "paints a sweet portrait of domestic bliss, the kind of love that makes it easier to endure a hard day at work because of the prize waiting at home."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in late 2004.

Chart positions[edit]

"You're My Better Half" debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of 30 October 2004.

Chart (2004–2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 33
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15


  1. ^ Billboard, 4 December 2004, Vol. 116, No. 49, Page 29.
  2. ^ " – Keith Urban – You're My Better Half". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Keith Urban – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

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