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Hunter Hayes - Wanted (Official Music Video)

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A multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Hunter Hayes is a forerunner in today’s country music scene. With the breakout success of his self-titled, debut album Hunter Hayes, Hunter quickly carved out his place on the country music charts and awards landscape with hits like “Wanted”, “I Want Crazy”, “Everybody’s Got Somebody but Me (featuring Jason Mraz)”, and “Storm Warning”. His next album Storyline, featuring hit songs “Invisible” and “Tattoo”, and The 21 Project, a multi-genre window into Hunter's creative mind, further cemented his growing legacy. Following the release of the critically acclaimed tracks “Dear God” and “One Shot” in 2018, Hunter is back with his new single “Heartbreak”, ready to forge new musical roads and add to that legacy.

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Wanted on Wikipedia
"Wanted"
Single by Hunter Hayes
from the album Hunter Hayes
ReleasedMarch 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)
FormatMusic download
GenreCountry, country pop
Length3:48
LabelAtlantic
Writer(s)Hunter Hayes and Troy Verges
Producer(s)Dann Huff and Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes singles chronology

"Wanted" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Hunter Hayes. It was released in March 2012 as the second single from his début album Hunter Hayes. Hayes co-wrote the song with Troy Verges.[1] The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[2] It is the second best-selling song by a male solo country singer in the US as of April 2014.[3]

Contents

  • 1 Content
  • 2 Critical reception
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Chart performance
  • 5 Covers
  • 6 Charts and certifications
    • 6.1 Weekly charts
    • 6.2 Year-end charts
    • 6.3 Certifications
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Content

Hunter told Taste of Country about writing the song: "At the time, I was trying to tell somebody something, but I couldn't figure out how to say it. So I wanted to say it in music because I knew it would be a little more impactful. I wanted to say we are great in this relationship together, and I feel like it could even get better."[1]

The song is a ballad expressing a desire to make a lover feel "wanted" by the narrator. It is in C major and an approximate tempo of 84 beats per minute.[4]

Critical reception

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dukes wrote, "It’s a mature lyric that will wrap around the hearts of country loving women nationwide." He added, "It's familiar without being generic and catchy without being syrupy."[5] Giving it 5 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock wrote: "While 'Storm Warning' was a great opening salvo, 'Wanted' is the song that is going to make Hunter Hayes one of the music world’s most talented artists to arrive in years – that’s right – years."[6]

Music video

The music video was unveiled in early March 2012. It was directed by BirdmachineBird (Patrick Hubik and Traci Goudie). The video won Hunter Hayes an American Country Award for Best Music Video/New artist in 2012.[7]

Chart performance

"Wanted" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 27, 2012.[8] It also debuted at number 99 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of May 12, 2012. It also debuted at number 100 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of September 15, 2012. On the country chart dated September 29, 2012, "Wanted" became Hayes' first number one single. Twenty-one weeks later, it returned to number one on the same chart. The song's appearance at number one also made Hayes the youngest solo male artist (by three months and one week) to top the Hot Country Songs chart, surpassing a record held in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez's "You Always Come Back to Hurting Me".[9] It also debuted at number 40 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart for the week of November 17, 2012. The song peaked at #16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and displayed longevity on the chart by staying on the chart for 46 weeks. As of April 2014, the song has sold 3,476,000 copies in the United States, the second best-selling song by a male country solo artist.[3]

Covers

On December 11, 2013 week 7: Semi-final of The X Factor U.S. season 3 the country pop trio "Restless Road" covered this song. Youtube sensation Ryan Beatty also covered the song in March, 2013.

References

  1. ^ a b "Hunter Hayes, 'Wanted' – Lyrics Uncovered". 
  2. ^ http://www.grammy.com/nominees
  3. ^ a b c Paul Grein (April 9, 2014). "Chart Watch: 'Happy' Peaked But It’s Still Potent". Yahoo Music. 
  4. ^ "'Wanted' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hunter Hayes, 'Wanted' – Song Review". 
  6. ^ "Single Review: Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"". 
  7. ^ http://tackleboxfilms.com/directors/birdmachinebird/music-videos/
  8. ^ "Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)". 
  9. ^ Jessen, Wade (September 20, 2012). "Hunter Hayes Makes History, Little Big Town Shines on Country Charts". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Hunter Hayes Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Hunter Hayes.
  11. ^ "Hunter Hayes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Hunter Hayes.
  12. ^ "Hunter Hayes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Hunter Hayes.
  13. ^ "Hunter Hayes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Hunter Hayes.
  14. ^ "Hunter Hayes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Hunter Hayes.
  15. ^ "Hunter Hayes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Hunter Hayes.
  16. ^ "Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  17. ^ "Best of 2012: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Hunter Hayes – Wanted". Music Canada. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Hunter Hayes – Wanted". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links

  • Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  • Wanted Music Video at MTV
   

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