Cop Car

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"Cop Car"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Fuse
Released13 January 2014 (2014-01-13)
FormatMusic download
GenreCountry pop
Length4:16
LabelHit Red/Capitol Nashville
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Keith Urban
  • Zach Crowell[1]
Keith Urban singles chronology
"We Were Us"
(2013)
"Cop Car"
(2014)
 
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"Cop Car"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Fuse
Released13 January 2014 (2014-01-13)
FormatMusic download
GenreCountry pop
Length4:16
LabelHit Red/Capitol Nashville
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Keith Urban
  • Zach Crowell[1]
Keith Urban singles chronology
"We Were Us"
(2013)
"Cop Car"
(2014)

"Cop Car" is the title of a song written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, and Matt Jenkins, and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2014 as the third single from his studio album Fuse.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo ballad about two young lovers who are arrested when trespassing together, and "[fall] in love in the back of a cop car".[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Joseph Hudak of Country Weekly gave the single a "B+", saying that "It's a clever conceit [sic], elevated to near greatness by its sheer originality." He praised Urban's "earnest" vocals, and said that "the production is slick and alive—though not necessarily squarely 'country'."[2] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave it an identical rating, saying that he did not believe its storyline, but said that "Keith Urban’s heartfelt delivery and careful choice of what lines to emphasize keep the proceedings grounded.  He’s so effective at capturing the feeling of falling in love that the specifics of the event surrounding the moment are appropriately secondary to the emotions at play."[3] Thom Jurek of Allmusic wrote that "The muted drum loop that fuels the shimmering 'Cop Car,' is layered in atmospherics worthy of Achtung Baby, but the melody is pure country."[4]

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Urbano and premiered in January 2014.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6]45
Canada Country (Billboard)[7]16
US Billboard Hot 100[8]60
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[9]20
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10]12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fuse (Deluxe Edition) (CD booklet). Keith Urban. Capitol Records Nashville/Hit Red Records. 2013. B0019113-02.
  2. ^ a b Hudak, Joseph (27 January 2014). "Singles: Keith Urban — 'Cop Car'". Country Weekly 21 (4): 50. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (16 January 2014). "'Cop Car' review". Country Universe. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Fuse review". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Wyland, Sarah (28 January 2014). "Watch Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” Music Video". Great American Country. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  7. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Keith Urban.
  8. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
  9. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Keith Urban.
  10. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban.