I Told You So (Keith Urban song)

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"I Told You So"
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Single by Keith Urban
from the album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
ReleasedMay 8, 2007
Recorded2006
Genre Country
Length4:27 (album version)
4:02 (radio edit)
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Keith Urban
Producer(s) Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Stupid Boy"
(2006)
"I Told You So"
(2007)
"Everybody"
(2007)

"I Told You So" is a song written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in May 2007 as the third single from his 2006 album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing . The song peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Contents

This song is used in the Rock Band Country Track Pack.

Content

"I Told You So" is a moderate-uptempo tune that talks about a man who has just met a lover with whom he recently split up. Upon encountering her, he begs for her to return, provided that she doesn't need to apologize for her own actions ("Please, just come back home / No, don't say that you're sorry / And I won't say 'I told you so'.").

The song features a Celtic influence, [1] [2] [3] partially due to the use of Uilleann pipes. Snare drums are also used heavily throughout, most notably between the second chorus and the bridge. According to the album's liner notes, Urban plays several instruments in the song, including the electric guitar, the acoustic guitar, the ganjo, the bouzouki, the mandolin, the slide guitar, and some percussion. [4] He also sings all of the vocals.

The radio edit features a shortened bridge, as well as a slightly truncated outro.

Critical reception

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that he "love[s] Urban's most recent album because he expands on his basic signature sound" and that it "doesn't hurt that the material is stronger" although the instrumental bridge is "like nothing [he's] ever heard before, on a country record or otherwise." [5]

Personnel

As listed in liner notes. [4]

Chart performance

"I Told You So" entered the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at #53 on the chart week of April 28, 2007. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #94.

Chart (2007)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [6] 56
US Billboard Hot 100 [7] 48
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2007)Position
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [9] 22

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [10] Gold500,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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