History Trivia / KeithUrban

17th Aug '17 11:20:08 AM Twentington
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** Conversely, his longest-lasting #1 hit at country is not "Somebody Like You" or "Making Memories of Us", but rather the far less-remembered "Better Life". This is because the latter benefited greatly from a very weak chart -- lots of bigger hits had cleared out behind it, and no immediate competition was behind it to dethrone it.

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** Conversely, his longest-lasting #1 airplay hit at country is not "Somebody Like You" or "Making Memories of Us", but rather the far less-remembered "Better Life". This is because the latter benefited greatly from a very weak chart -- lots of bigger hits had cleared out behind it, and no immediate competition was behind it to dethrone it.
29th Mar '17 11:35:05 AM Twentington
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* ChartDisplacement: On the country charts, "Stupid Boy" and "Cop Car" remain among his most popular despite reaching only #3 and #8 respectively. On the Hot 100, his highest peak is "Kiss a Girl", a long-forgotten single whose high ranking was due entirely to a one-week sales spike after he performed it on a season finale of ''Series/AmericanIdol''; it got no crossover whatsoever and would have only peaked in the 50s otherwise.

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On the country charts, "Stupid Boy" and "Cop Car" remain among his most popular despite reaching only #3 and #8 respectively. On the Hot 100, his highest peak is "Kiss a Girl", a long-forgotten single whose high ranking was due entirely to a one-week sales spike after he performed it on a season finale of ''Series/AmericanIdol''; it got no crossover whatsoever and would have only peaked in the 50s otherwise.otherwise.
** Conversely, his longest-lasting #1 hit at country is not "Somebody Like You" or "Making Memories of Us", but rather the far less-remembered "Better Life". This is because the latter benefited greatly from a very weak chart -- lots of bigger hits had cleared out behind it, and no immediate competition was behind it to dethrone it.
29th Mar '17 11:26:06 AM Twentington
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* NamesTheSame: He recorded two different songs both titled "Without You" one on his obscure 1991 Australian debut, and the other from his 2011 album ''Get Closer''.
30th Jan '17 9:00:57 PM Twentington
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* DorkAge: Downplayed; ''Defying Gravity'' and ''Get Closer'' were seen as slightly weaker than his previous albums due to an overabundance of SillyLoveSongs and the latter having only eight tracks.
30th Jan '17 8:58:26 PM Twentington
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* ChartDisplacement: On the country charts, "Stupid Boy" and "Cop Car" remain among his most popular despite reaching only #3 and #8 respectively. On the Hot 100, his highest peak is "Kiss a Girl", a long-forgotten single whose high ranking was due entirely to a one-week sales spike after he performed it on a season finale of ''Series/AmericanIdol''; it got no crossover whatsoever and would have only peaked in the 50s otherwise.


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* DorkAge: Downplayed; ''Defying Gravity'' and ''Get Closer'' were seen as slightly weaker than his previous albums due to an overabundance of SillyLoveSongs and the latter having only eight tracks.
5th Aug '15 8:54:46 PM Twentington
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** Bass parts are apparently becoming susceptible to this: he played his own bass line on "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" after seeing a bass guitar hanging on the studio wall, and initially chose to have the line replaced by a session bassist, but ultimately left his own bass playing in the final mix.
5th Jan '15 10:21:14 AM nombretomado
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* CreatorBreakdown: Having just come out of rehab before ''Golden Road'', Urban shows a great deal of optimism on that album. ''Be Here'' and ''Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing'' continue with the optimsm, but also show the demons creeping back in on tracks like "Tonight I Wanna Cry". After another trip to rehab and his marriage to NicoleKidman, he has taken refuge mostly in uptempos about how happy he is to be in love.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Having just come out of rehab before ''Golden Road'', Urban shows a great deal of optimism on that album. ''Be Here'' and ''Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing'' continue with the optimsm, but also show the demons creeping back in on tracks like "Tonight I Wanna Cry". After another trip to rehab and his marriage to NicoleKidman, Creator/NicoleKidman, he has taken refuge mostly in uptempos about how happy he is to be in love.
3rd Nov '14 9:26:27 AM Twentington
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For some reason, ''Greatest Hits: 19 Kids'' isn't on iTunes, so this is the only way to get the single version of "You Look Good in My Shirt".

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For some reason, ''Greatest Hits: 19 Kids'' (the re-release of ''Greatest Hits: 18 Kids'') isn't on iTunes, so this is the only way to get the single version of "You Look Good in My Shirt".Shirt". Likewise, the re-recorded radio version of "Where the Blacktop Ends" was not commercially available until ''18 Kids''.
14th Jul '14 12:04:51 PM Twentington
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* CreatorCouple: With Creator/NicoleKidman.
10th Jan '14 8:03:53 PM Twentington
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* ThrowItIn: "Little Bit of Everything" is a double example. The "stuttering" ukulele part was thrown in by Nathan Chapman due to the demo track also using a ukulele, and it was chopped up at Urban's request to mix it up a little. Also, the bass line is played on a synth because the first two bassists that they contacted were unavailable, and even though Urban can also play bass, Chapman suggested using a synth instead.

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* ThrowItIn: "Little Bit of Everything" is a double example. The "stuttering" ukulele part was thrown in by Nathan Chapman due to the demo track also using a ukulele, and it was chopped up at Urban's request to mix it up a little. Also, the bass line is played on a synth because the first two bassists that they contacted were unavailable, and even though Urban can also play bass, Chapman suggested using a synth instead. The latter doubles as a SerendipityWritesThePlot.
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