Somebody Like You

Album: Golden Road (2002)
Charted: 23

Songfacts®:

  • Urban wrote this with John Shanks, a producer who has worked with a wide variety of artist, including BBMak, Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Nicks and Unwritten Law.
  • Urban has said that he wrote this song because he was trying to love himself like the others around him loved him.
  • This was a huge country hit, staying at #1 on the Country chart for six weeks. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Boston - Nashville, TN, for above 2
  • According to the liner notes, Urban played lead guitar, ganjo, EBow and cardboard box on the track.
  • The song's music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy, who also helmed the clip for Urban's late 2000 single "But for the Grace of God." Urban's ex-girlfriend, supermodel Niki Taylor appeared in the visual.
  • Keith Urban admitted during his 2018 South By Southwest session "Creation and Connection" that at the time he wrote this he "sucked at relationships." The singer explained:

    "I would write these songs about love and relationships; I remember writing 'Somebody Like You' and I remember playing it for my girlfriend at the time and she just looked at me and said, 'You're a f---ing hypocrite' - and I couldn't argue that. And I realized I was writing from all these place of the kind of person I wished I could be. I wasn't that person but I wanted to be. It was only a song but my real life was a disaster."

Comments: 3

  • Amy Elena from MiWhere was this song filmed at?? Beautiful scenery!
  • Sudip from Salem, IndiaThe banzo intro is great!!
  • Chelsea from Pa, AzGood ol song from Keith Urban!
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