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"Sweet Thing" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. The song is the first single from his 5th studio album, Defying Gravity. It was released to country radio on November 3, 2008, and it made its debut on the Hot Country Songs charts at #30, becoming Urban's nineteenth Top 40 country hit. On the chart week of March 14, 2009, it became Urban's tenth number one country hit. "Sweet Thing" has also been a success on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #30 on the chart, becoming one of his biggest hits to date.


"Sweet Thing" is an up-tempo country pop song. The male narrator sings of their first dates together, including meeting "in the backyard under the cottonwood tree" and "kissin' on the porch swing", as well as the lover exiting the house through her bedroom window "while the world's sleeping." The lyrics were inspired by Urban's relationship with wife Nicole Kidman. Urban recorded the song at The Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennesseemarker.

Sweet thing,
The moon is high, and the night is young.
C'mon and meet me
In the backyard under the cottonwood tree.
It's a good thing.
Am I wishin'?
C'mon, sweet thing,
Won't you climb on out of your window
While the world's sleepin'.
You know I need you, and there's no way
I'll be leavin', 'til we're kissin' on the porch swing.
Oh, c'mon, sweet thing.


Jim Malec, a reviewer for The 9513, gave "Sweet Thing" a "thumbs up" rating. Although he considered the song "not really country" he added "If this is country-pop, it is hard to imagine anyone ever doing it with more passion, more intensity, and more effectiveness." Malec also noted Urban's "emotionally committed" vocals. It appears in the video game Tap Tap Revenge.

Music Video

The music video for "Sweet Thing" is directed by Trey Fanjoy.


Chart (2008-2009) Peak

U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 30
Canadian Radio & Records Country Singles 1
Canadian Hot 100 45
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 96


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