Best songs by Keith Urban

10 Best Songs by Keith Urban

When one thinks of country music, one of the first names that comes to mind is Keith Urban. After all, the Grammy Award-winning artist is worshiped by even those who are not big fans of the country genre, and he has rendered a number of chart-busting hits. We have made a list of the ten best songs of all time.
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Before Keith Urban achieved immense fame and success with his solo music career, he was briefly part of a country band called The Ranch, in the mid-90s.

A genre that has the power to melt away every shred of worry with each note, the sound of country music makes one want to put aside everything and just be spontaneous. With meaningful lyrics, and absolutely rustic, raw acoustic guitar, to carry them, country music brings with it flavors of serenity, sincerity, and living life to the fullest.

And when one thinks of country, Keith Urban is a name that would most certainly pop into everyone's head; after all, to our generation, he is the staple for classic country music.

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Keith Urban

But life has not been a smooth run for this (New Zealand-born) Australian maestro. From dropping out of school to focus entirely on his country music career to the struggling rise from the position of a back-up guitarist to other country musicians. He has led an eventful life, he also had short-lived tryst with the band he formed, until he was finally signed as a solo artist, and finally his drug problem, which escalated to the level that he checked himself into rehab shortly after his marriage to the stunning Hollywood celebrity, Nicole Kidman. Nevertheless, he has a huge fan following, who think nothing of his personal pitfalls, and instead love him for his music. This born performer, with adorable boyish handsomeness, has won several accolades throughout his career, including 4 Grammy Awards, and has delivered a number of outstanding songs. If you are a fan of Keith Urban, we are sure you will approve of every song on this list of his 10 all-time best renditions, that we have compiled.

His All-Time Best Songs

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You Look Good in My Shirt

Album: Originally a part of Golden Road (2002), the song was re-recorded in 2008 and was included in the album, Greatest Hits (2007).

Recognition: The original version from Golden Road (2002) peaked at the 60th position on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts in 2004, and the re-recorded rendition peaked (in 2008) in the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Charts at the 54th position, the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts at the 44th position, and the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts at the 1st position. It also placed 17th in the Year-End 2008 Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts.

9
But For the Grace of God

Album: It was released as the third single from the album Keith Urban (1999), in November 2000.

Recognition: It peaked at the 37th position in the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, in 2000-2001, at the top (1st position) of the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts in the same year, and at the 16th position in the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts in 2001.

8
Sweet Thing

Album: It was released as the first single from the album, Defying Gravity (2008), in November 2008.

Recognition: In the year 2008-2009, it peaked at the 98th position in the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Charts, the 45th position in the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Charts, 30th in the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, and in the 1st position in the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts. Also, in the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts, it peaked at the 9th position.

Keith Urban won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for this song in 2010.

7
Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me

Album: It was released in July 2003, as the third single from the album Golden Road (2002).

Recognition: This song peaked at the 30th position in the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts in 2003, and at the top (1st position) of the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts in the same year. In the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Charts of 2003, it peaked at the 20th position.

6
Making Memories of Us

Album: This song, which has been recorded and released by more than one American country music artist before Keith Urban, was covered by him too, and released in March 2005 as the third single from the album Be Here (2004).

Recognition: The song, in the year 2005, peaked at the 34th position in the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, the 5th position in the Billboard U.S. Adult Contemporary Charts, the 22nd position in the Billboard U.S. Adult Top 40 Charts, and the top (1st position) in the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts. It also peaked at the 8th position in the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts of 2005, and the 10th position in the Year-End Billboard U.S. Adult Contemporary Charts of 2006.

5
Stupid Boy

Album: It was released as the second single from the album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (2006) in December 2006.

Recognition: On the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts of 2006-2007, it peaked at the 3rd position, and in the same year, in the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, it peaked at the 43rd position. In the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts of 2007, it peaked at the 29th position.

In 2008, Keith Urban won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for this song.

4
Days Go By

Album: It was released as the lead-off single, in June 2004, of the album Be Here (2004).

Recognition: In the 2004 Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, it peaked at the 31st position, and it topped (1st) the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts in the same year. In the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts in 2004, it peaked at the 10th position.

3
Tonight I Wanna Cry

Album: It was released in November 2005 as the fifth single from the album, Be Here (2004).

Recognition: In the year 2005-2006, the song peaked at the 36th position on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, and at the 2nd position on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts. In the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts of 2006, it peaked at the 7th position. Also, in the ARIA Charts of 2011, it peaked at the 72nd position.

2
Somebody Like You

Album: It was released in 2002 as the first single from the album, Golden Road (2002).

Recognition: In the year 2002, the song peaked at the 3rd position on the Billboard Canadian Singles Charts, the 23rd position on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, and the top (1st position) of the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts. In the 2002 Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts it peaked at the 14th position, and in the same chart of 2003, it peaked at the 34th position.

In 2009, it was named by Billboard magazine as the #1 song of the first decade of the 21st century. It was remixed, and featured in the Hollywood movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003).

1
You'll Think of Me

Album: It was released as the fourth single from Golden Road (2002) in January 2004

Recognition: In the year 2004-2005, this song peaked at the 24th position on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Charts, the 2nd position on the Billboard U.S. Adult Contemporary Charts, the 6th position on the Billboard U.S. Adult Top 40 Charts, the top (1st position) of the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Charts, and the 38th position on the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Top 40 Charts. Also, in the Year-End Billboard U.S. Country Songs Charts in 2004, it was at the 3rd position.

Keith Urban won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for the year 2006, his first, for this song.


So this was Buzzle's pick of our favorite Keith Urban songs. If you feel any other song deserves to be on the list of his top ten, best songs of all time, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
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