Wave on Wave (song)

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"Wave on Wave"
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Single by Pat Green
from the album Wave on Wave
ReleasedMay 26, 2003
Genre Country
Length3:59 (single edit)
4:04 (album version)
Label Universal South
  • Pat Green
  • David Neuhauser
  • Justin Pollard
Pat Green singles chronology
"Three Days"
"Wave on Wave"
"Guy Like Me"

"Wave on Wave" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Pat Green. It was released in May 2003 as the first single and title track from his album Wave on Wave . It reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in the United States, and peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became his first and, to date, only Top 10 hit. The song was written by Green, David Neuhauser and Justin Pollard.

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Pat Green American country artist

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<i>Wave on Wave</i> 2003 studio album by Pat Green

Wave on Wave is the second studio album released by American country music artist Pat Green. Released in 2003 on Universal/Republic Records in association with Mercury Records, it produced two singles for Green on the Billboard country charts. The title track, the first of these two singles, became Green's highest charting single, peaking at No. 3 on the country charts, while "A Guy Like Me" reached No. 31. Wave on Wave has been certified gold by the RIAA.


The song was featured during campaign rallies for then-U.S. President George W. Bush during his 2004 reelection campaign. It is currently used by the Washington Nationals during their "Wave your caps" salute. "Wave On Wave" was performed at halftime on the University of Iowa Football Team's home field, Kinnick Stadium, at halftime of the Hawkeye game versus Northern Iowa. Pat Green and a combined ensemble of performers from the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band and the University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band joined together to perform the song at halftime. The University of Iowa Football team has been feted for starting "The Wave," a tradition of turning toward the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital at the end of the first quarter to wave at the child patients and their families.

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Hawkeye Marching Band

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"Wave on Wave" was named Country Song of the Year by the Society of European Stage Authors & Composers (SESAC) in 2003. [1] In addition, it was honored by Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) for one million spins on radio. [2] "Wave on Wave" was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Country Song. [3] The song has sold 450,000 copies in the U.S. as of October 2014. [4]

SESAC, originally the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, is a performance-rights organization (PRO) in the United States. Since the organization stopped using its full name in 1940, it is now known exclusively as SESAC. SESAC was founded in 1930, making it the second-oldest P.R.O. in the United States. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, SESAC deals with all aspects of the business, from creation to licensing and administration. The company also has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and London. SESAC has 30,000 songwriters and over 400,000 compositions in its catalogue.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

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Chart positions

"Wave on Wave" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 31, 2003.

Chart (2003)Peak
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [5] 3
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 39

Year-end charts

Chart (2003)Position
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [7] 39

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