Neon Light (Blake Shelton Song)
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Neon Light Blake Shelton Song
"Neon Light"
NeonLight.jpg
Single by Blake Shelton
from the album Bringing Back the Sunshine
ReleasedAugust 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
GenreCountry
Length3:41
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Scott Hendricks
Blake Shelton singles chronology
"My Eyes"
(2014)
"Neon Light"
(2014)
"Lonely Tonight"
(2014)
"My Eyes"
(2014)
"Neon Light"
(2014)
"Lonely Tonight"
(2014)

"Neon Light" is a song written by Andrew Dorff, Mark Irwin and Josh Kear and recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton.[1] It was released to country radio on August 18, 2014, as the lead single to his eighth studio album Bringing Back the Sunshine.[2] The album was released on September 30, 2014.[3]

Content

The song is a mid-tempo with a "pulsing drum loop" and "banjo, acoustic guitar, and Telecaster piling on layer by layer".[4] It is about a man who heads to a bar after a breakup and states that "there's a neon light at the end of the tunnel".[4]

Critical reception

Jon Freeman of Country Weekly gave the song a "B". He called the song "a move back toward center and the more traditional country fare that launched his career" but criticized the repetition of the lyrics on the verses.[4]

Music video

The music video was directed by Cody Kern and premiered on 12 September 2014.[5]

Chart performance

The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 5, 2015.[6] It has sold 526,000 copies in the US as of January 2015.[7]

Chart (2014-15) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 49
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 43
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 3

Year-end charts

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 43
Chart (2015) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 88

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ Reuter, Annie (August 19, 2014). "Hear Blake Shelton's New Single 'Neon Light'". radio.com. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (August 18, 2014). "Hear Blake Shelton's New Single, 'Neon Light'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Peters, Mitchell (August 3, 2014). "Blake Shelton Announces New Album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'". Billboard. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Freeman, Jon (September 22, 2014). "Reviews: 'Neon Light'". Country Weekly. 21 (38): 66. ISSN 1074-3235.
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blake Shelton : Neon Light". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ a b "American single certifications - Blake Shelton - Neon Light". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "United StatesBlake SheltonNeon LightsingleCertRef" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  7. ^ Matt Bjorke (February 4, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: February 4, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  8. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Canadian single certifications - Blake Shelton - Neon Light". Music Canada. Retrieved 2015.

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