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Sweet Thing (Keith Urban song)

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Recorded  2008
Length  3:48
Genre  Country pop
Label  Capitol Nashville
Released  3 November 2008 (2008-11-03)
Format  CD single Music download

"Sweet Thing" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released on 3 November 2008 as the first single from his 2009 album Defying Gravity. It made its debut on the Hot Country Songs charts at number 30, becoming Urban's nineteenth Top 40 country hit, and on the chart week of 14 March 2009, it became his tenth number 1 single. This song also went on to win his third win for 2010 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2010. This is Keith's first Top 40 hit on the Pop chart since Once in a Lifetime in 2006 and first Top 30 hit on the Pop chart since You'll Think of Me in 2004. The song was written by Urban and Monty Powell.

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"Sweet Thing" is an up-tempo country pop song in which the male narrator talks about his first dates with his lover together, including meeting "in the backyard under the cottonwood tree" and "kissin' on the porch swing", as well as the lover exiting the house through her bedroom window "while the world's sleeping." The lyrics were inspired by Urban's relationship with his Ford Mustang, which is seen in this song's music video. Urban recorded the song at The Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee.

Music video

The official music video for "Sweet Thing" was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered on 19 January 2009. The video and was shot inside a barn in Spring Hill, Tennessee and many scenes were also shot in Lebanon, Tennessee including the diner and the '70s house. They originally were to shoot the video outside, but it was too rainy. So instead, they were forced to use the farm. The acting scenes were also shot in Spring Hill. The Ford Mustang seen in the barn is Urban's own.

In Popular Culture

This song appears in the video game Tap Tap Revenge 2.

References

Sweet Thing (Keith Urban song) Wikipedia


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