Something Like That
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Something Like That
"Something Like That"
Tim McGraw - Something Like That cd single.jpg
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album A Place in the Sun
ReleasedJune 28, 1999
FormatCD Single
Recorded1999
GenreCountry
Length3:03
LabelCurb
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Please Remember Me"
(1999)
"Something Like That"
(1999)
"My Best Friend"
(1999)

"Something Like That" is a song written by Rick Ferrell and Keith Follesé and recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in June 1999 as the second single from McGraw's album A Place in the Sun. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, and peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a minor crossover hit. According to Nielsen BDS, the song was the top-played radio single in any musical genre in the 2000s with 487,343 spins from January 1, 2000, to December 17, 2009.[1]

Content

The song recounts the narrator's youthful experience of falling in love for the very first time at age seventeen. The man sees a woman at a county fair on Labor Day weekend when he is seventeen, and then five years later, sees her on a plane, while the man is heading to Mardi Gras. The bridge talks about how a love can never go away no matter how long the two people are apart.

Critical reception

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that "through its vivid, detail-laden approach, the lyric effectively hones [sic] in on the fact that the experience of one's first love is, in itself, unforgettable." He also states that the point of the song "is driven home by a sprightly piano hook, toe-tapping rhythm, and wildly catchy singalong-friendly chorus - a one-two punch that helps the record make an impression both as a great lyric and as a fun, catchy listen."[2]

Music video

This was the first video to be directed by Scott Scovill. It features McGraw during his 1999 tour. This was also McGraw's last video, until 2001's "The Cowboy In Me," which was also shot on tour.

Chart performance

"Something Like That" re-entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks as an official single at number 68 for the week of July 3, 1999.

Chart (1999-2000) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 20
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 13
Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 52

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1628777/tim-mcgraw-has-most-played-single-of-the-decade.jhtml
  2. ^ CountryUniverse.net Song review
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7308." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 25, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "American single certifications - Tim McGraw - Something Like That". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.

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