We still think this Keith Urban hit is the sweetest thing you’ll ever hear YouTube

It doesn’t matter how big a star you are, No. 1 one songs are never a sure thing and nothing to be taken for granted. Keith Urban knows that all too well.

In 1991, Keith was first signed to EMI in Australia and released a self-titled album that peaked at No. 98 on the charts. In 1997, he released an album as Keith Urban and The Ranch, which was also not hugely successful.

Third time, however, was the charm for Keith.

He was once again flying solo in 1999 when he made his American debut. Ten years later in 2009, Keith released his “Defying Gravity” album with “Sweet Thing” as the first song. Coming off his “Greatest Hits,” Keith needed something that would electrify his fans and “Sweet Thing” did that, plus so much more.

The song was a quick hit, easily making it to the top of the charts in March of 2009. Not only was this his tenth No. 1 hit, but it was also his 21st song release with all but four making it inside the top five. It also propelled the album to platinum status and won Keith the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

The upbeat country song was actually inspired by Keith’s car, but that doesn’t make the song, which chronicles an electric first date, any less sweeter.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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