Tonight I Wanna Cry

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"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Be Here
Released21 November 2005 (2005-11-21)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Better Life"
"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
"Once in a Lifetime"

"Tonight I Wanna Cry" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in November 2005 as the fifth and final single from his 2004 album Be Here. The song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Urban wrote this song with Monty Powell.

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for this song was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in early 2006.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was later sung by Ace Young on American Idol on 4 April 2006, which was designated a country music theme. Chad Doucette sang it on Canadian Idol. It was also covered by Chris Richardson on American Idol on 6 March 2007

Urban's version was also featured in the 31 January 2007 Medium episode, Very Merry Maggie.

In August 2011, The song was performed on the X Factor by contestant, Mitchell Callaway. Following this performance, Keith's version entered the Australian singles chart at #72.

In February 2013, The song was also performed on "American Idol" by Paul Jolley and Lazaro Arbos in front of Keith Urban himself during the "Sudden Death Round" in Las Vegas.

Chart performance[edit]

"Tonight I Wanna Cry" debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of 3 December 2005.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
Canada Country (Radio & Records)[1] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 72

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 7

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Canada Country Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. 10 February 2006. p. 42. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ "ARIA Report (Issue #1124)" (PDF). ARIA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2021 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Keith Urban – Tonight I Wanna Cry". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 August 2019.