Back for its second week in the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 spot is Keith Urban’s “Long Hot Summer.”
In true Keith Urban style, the song’s uptempo groove perfectly encapsulates what has been, by pretty much all accounts, one of the hottest summers in recent memory. It’s an oddly fitting juxtaposition with the unofficial season end following Labor Day, that bittersweet period of having to put the flip-flops away for awhile and start worrying how badly the BCS is going to hammer your team in the coming months.
Urban co-wrote the song with regular collaborator Richard Marx and noted after its release, “I like to have at least one good summer song on a record. There are certain songs that I write specifically trying to hear them on the radio or just in the car. I still love hearing music in a car more than anywhere.” “Long Hot Summer” makes the 18th total CountryBreakout No. 1 song for the remarkably consistent Aussie, who was just nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year. See the song’s video, directed by Trey Fanjoy, here.