Sober Saturday Night

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"Sober Saturday Night"
Chris Young - Sober Saturday Night (singer cover).png
Single by Chris Young featuring Vince Gill
from the album I'm Comin' Over
Released June 6, 2016 (2016-06-06)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Corey Crowder
  • Chris Young
Chris Young singles chronology
"Think of You"
(2016)
"Sober Saturday Night"
(2016)
"Losing Sleep"
(2017)

"Think of You"
(2016)
"Sober Saturday Night"
(2016)
"Losing Sleep"
(2017)
Vince Gill singles chronology
"Take Me Down"
(2016) Take Me Down2016
"Sober Saturday Night"
(2016) Sober Saturday Night2016
"Me and My Girl"
(2016) Me and My Girl2016

"Sober Saturday Night" is a song recorded by American country music singers Chris Young and Vince Gill. It was released in June 6, 2016 as the third and final single from Young's fifth studio album, I'm Comin' Over (2015).[1] Young co-wrote the track with The Warren Brothers and assisted Corey Crowder with production.

Critical reception

The staff of Taste of Country described the song as both a "vocal showcase" and a "personal performance." The blog also noted that the contrast between the two vocalists' tones "makes the unlikely pair a compelling listen."[2]

Commercial performance

The song reached No. 4 on the Hot Country Songs, and No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, making it Young's third consecutive number one, his eighth overall, and Gill's sixth number one and his first since "Tryin' to Get Over You" in 1994. It also reached No. 47 on the Billboard 100. It has sold 204,000 copies as of March 2017.[3]

Music video

A lyric video for the song was posted to Young's Vevo channel on November 6, 2015 during the lead-up to the album's release.[4] The official music video was directed by David Poag and premiered July 14, 2016.[5] Similar to the story told by the lyrics, the video depicts a man who appears to be recovering from a hangover but who is actually "adapting to a new normal" without the influence of alcohol, with the bar scenes implied to be flashbacks to the man's troubled past.[5]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 47
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 4

Year end charts

Chart (2016) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 87
Chart (2017) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 35

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 204,000[3]

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

References

  1. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on May 25, 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Taste of Country Staff (May 23, 2016). "Chris Young (Feat. Vince Gill), 'Sober Saturday Night' [Listen]". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (March 22, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Single Sales Chart: March 22, 2017". Roughstock. 
  4. ^ ChrisYoungVEVO. "Chris Young - Sober Saturday Night (feat. Vince Gill) (Lyric Video) ft. Vince Gill". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Rolling Stone (July 14, 2016). "See Chris Young's Solemn 'Sober Saturday Night' Video". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Country Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Young – Sober Saturday Night". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 20, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
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