We Were Us

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"We Were Us"
Single by Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert
from the album Fuse
Released16 September 2013 (2013-09-16)
Keith Urban singles chronology
"We Were Us"
"Cop Car"
Miranda Lambert singles chronology
"All Kinds of Kinds"
"We Were Us"

"We Were Us" is a song written by Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, and Jon Nite and recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban as a duet with American country music singer Miranda Lambert. It was released in September 2013 as the second international single and third overall from Urban's 2013 album Fuse.


The song is the narrators' reminiscence of lost love. Lambert sings the first verse, Urban sings the second verse, and both sing the choruses and bridge together. The song is set in the key of D major with a vocal range of A3–A5.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock compared its theme favorably to "Springsteen" by Eric Church, and praised the blending of Urban's and Lambert's voices, although he criticized the production as "a bit too busy and loud".[3]

"We Were Us" won Musical Event of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards.[4]


From liner notes to Fuse:[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Reid Long and Becky Fluke and premiered in November 2013.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 49 on Country Airplay for the week ending 21 September 2013. The next week, it climbed to number 29, while debuting at 24 on Hot Country Songs.[7] Its chart run has overlapped with Lambert's single "All Kinds of Kinds", the fifth from her album Four the Record. The song has sold 566,000 copies in the US as of January 2014.[8] This would be Keith's last top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 until "Blue Ain't Your Color" in 2016.

Charts and certifications[edit]


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  2. ^ "'We Were Us' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (19 September 2013). "Single Review: Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert - We Were Us". Roughstock. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban + Miranda Lambert Are Early 2014 CMA Awards Winners". Taste of Country. November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
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  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Keith Urban : We Were Us". Country Music Television. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  7. ^ Jessen, Wade (19 September 2013). "Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Ignites On Country Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  8. ^ Conaway, Alanna (2013-01-24). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - January 22, 2014: Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery Tops". Roughstock.
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  16. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 15, 2014" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 15, 2014. p. 17. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  17. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Keith Urban – We Were Us". Music Canada. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Keith Urban – We Were Us". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 21, 2015.