[Verse 2: Michael] [12] "Taking the Long Way Album." I'd be falling for somewhere I've never been The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. I'd love to see just where your daddy met your momma It sold over 2.5 million copies in the U. S., being certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America as of July 11, 2007. At the 2007 GRAMMY Awards, the trio received five Grammy awards, which included Album of the Year and Best Country Album, along with Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for their single “Not Ready to Make Nice”. Kicking back in the old school yard Ashton: I remember meeting Alex and we were all sitting out by John’s pool…, Michael: …a massive pool and he had this little nylon string acoustic and he was like, “I have this idea for a song,” and he was like, “It’s okay.”, Ashton: And he was like, “So we’re taking the long way home,” and I was like, “‘Cause I don’t wanna be.” And it was a beautiful moment for me, I was sitting there writing a song with…. In its third and fourth weeks, the album dropped to number two on the chart. 'Cause I don’t wanna be wasting my time alone I wanna get lost and drive forever with you Music - Artists - Dixie Chicks: Chicks get Grammy chart boost, http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/dixie%20chicks/. https://www.lyrics.com/album/833649/Taking-the-Long-Way. However, on week nine, the album bounced back into the top ten. Don't think I've ever seen your kind of pretty [Chorus] We know this is the way it’s supposed to be Having alienated much of their country constituency with an ill-timed jibe at President Bush, the Chicks declined to beg for forgiveness, defiantly forging ahead with a forthright description of their situation and attitude, 'Not Ready to Make Nice', and releasing it as the album's lead-off single. The group has finally re-emerged stronger, more defiant and more creatively ambitious than ever. Were you the queen with the silver crown? "[1] Chicago Tribune gave it three-and-a-half stars out of four and said, "Country-pop's defiant darlings explore personal and political themes in a much-anticipated set that's both urgent and surprisingly intimate. Wandering around this midnight mad house city During its eighth week, due to several high-profile new releases, the album was pushed out of the top ten to number eleven. 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), Now we’re turning off the headlights, darling, Long Way Home (Acoustic) by 5 Seconds of Summer, Long Way Home (Live) by 5 Seconds of Summer. It was released on May 23, 2006, in the U. S. and on June 12, 2006, worldwide. . Ashton: But like, the moment of just sitting there with your absolute idol, and writing a chorus, and the full song was just like, “This is actually happening.” It was amazing for us. Many people say that the drop in album sales is due to radio airplay, or lack thereof, which is partly correct. Your hand-me-down '99 Impala [15] At the year end charts, Taking The Long Way was the second best selling album of the year in Canada. A lot of the album tracks are featured in the Dixie Chicks documentary, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, alongside three non-album cuts; "The Neighbor", "Baby Love" and "Whatever It Takes". 1 - Billboard.com, Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200, "chart moves dixie chicks natalie maines makes solo debut", Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - January 2005, Norah Rebounds To No. Now we’re turning off the headlights, darling So we’re taking the long way home So we’re taking the long way home Hitting every red light Michael: It was within like 15 minutes of getting there, we had this chorus idea already. Talking 'bout nothing, yeah, whatever, baby We’re taking the long way home Back to the place only you and I share Lyrics to 'Taking the Long Way' by Dixie Chicks. [Chorus] "Taking the long way" is Dixie Chicks' "Hotel California", the pinnacle of a spectacular career that took the 3 ladies from Texas to make a huge standing point in the country-rock field. The song also included a direct reference to the backlash and subsequent fall from the charts they experienced during the 2003 Top of the World Tour. "[24], USA Today elected Taking the Long Way the best album of the year according to the publication's music experts, writing, "It was a calculated risk that paid off. "[21] Now gave it four stars out of five and said, "There's still some banjo-pickin' and fiddle-playing, but The Long Way's clean, soft-rockin' vibe is striking in contrast to the traditional bluegrassy leanings of 2002's Home. During weeks five, six, and seven, the album remained as one of the top five albums in the country. We're taking the long way home Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album by American country music group the Dixie Chicks, released on May 23, 2006 via Columbia Nashville. In Canada, the album was a huge success, staying on the top of the album charts for 4 weeks and 18 weeks on the country album charts. The fireflies and make-believe It won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year in February 2007. Catching fire like kerosene Take the long way home But there are times that you feel you're part of the scenery all the greenery is comin' down, boy And then your wife seems to think you're part of the The third track, and first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice", offers an angry statement of purpose and resolve, and makes direct reference to isolated incidents the Chicks encountered following Maines' comments. The first song released from the album was the charity single "I Hope" in September 2005. Singing songs on our guitars The Long Way Around Lyrics: My friends from high school / Married their high school boyfriends / Moved into houses in the same ZIP codes / Where their parents live / … The fourth track "Everybody Knows" is a return to the classic Chicks sound, but enmeshed in an aura of vulnerabilities and ambivalences. “Long Way Home” is the ninth track on 5SOS’s self-titled debut. Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album by American country music group the Dixie Chicks, released on May 23, 2006 via Columbia Nashville. On May 31, 2006, the album took three number one spots on the charts of Billboard magazine. [Verse 1: Luke] I wanna get lost and drive forever with you Your faults and your glories Web. The second track is "Easy Silence", a testimonial to the protagonist's husband, who affords her an island of quiet companionship and love in the midst of turmoil. Long Way Home Lyrics: We're taking the long way home, taking the long way home / Take me back to the middle of nowhere / Back to the place only you and I share / Remember all the memories? The album received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, praising them for their deeper, darker sound and their defiant stance on the controversy that had taken place. ", On April 1, 2007, the album won the Juno Award for International Album of the Year. Taking the Long Way came in at #20 on the Australian End Of Year Album Charts for 2006. [Chorus: All & Luke] Taking The Long Way was very successful in Europe, which has never been an easy market for country music, reaching the top position in Sweden and entering in the top ten in Germany(#5), Austria (#7), Switzerland (#6), Ireland (#7), Norway (#6) and in the UK (#10[18]), becoming their most successful album in Europe to date. Yeah, you know we took our time to get there You got a look that says you've got it all together The song is a celebration of their battle-hardened journey back to recording music. There is also a whole lot of craft -- (Taking the) Long Way is a widescreen pop record with gorgeous country rock, killer power ballads and fierce honky-tonk. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Talking 'bout nothing, yeah whatever, babe "[23] Time elected Taking the Long Way the fifth best album released in 2006 according to the magazine's music critics: "The incident", as they call it, took a commercial toll, but musically the Chicks have never been stronger. [25], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, Recording Industry Association of America, Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, "Taking the Long Way : Dixie Chicks : Review", "Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way - Review", Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Nests In At No. The second week, the album stayed in the top spot while taking a 48% decline, selling 271,000 units and bringing the album sales total to 797,000 units. Of the diamond I think I just found Watch the video for The Long Way Around from Dixie Chicks's Taking The Long Way for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. [Verse 1] The website Metacritic gave the album a score of 72 out of 100 based on 18 reviews, signifying generally favorable reviews. Remember all the memories? Green Day’s on the radio The album has also done well in Australia becoming their highest charting album peaking at #2 and has since gone double platinum (140,000), the album has also spent thirty non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Australian Country Chart and is yet to peak lower than the top 10 more than 40 weeks after its release. We're just taking it slow If this does happen, just "Take the long way home" or enjoy life while you can, see the world.

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