Tangled Up (Thomas Rhett album)

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Tangled Up
TangledUp.jpg
Studio album by Thomas Rhett
Released September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)
Recorded 2015
Genre Country
Length 44:21
Label Valory Music Group
Producer
Thomas Rhett chronology
It Goes Like This
(2013)It Goes Like This2013
Tangled Up
(2015)
Life Changes
(2017)Life Changes2017
Singles from Tangled Up
  1. "Crash and Burn"
    Released: April 27, 2015
  2. "Die a Happy Man"
    Released: September 28, 2015
  3. "T-Shirt"
    Released: February 16, 2016
  4. "Vacation"
    Released: June 13, 2016
  5. "Star of the Show"
    Released: October 3, 2016

Tangled Up is the second studio album by American country music artist Thomas Rhett. It was released on September 25, 2015, via Valory Music Group.[1][2][3] The album's lead single "Crash and Burn", was released to radio on April 27, 2015, the album's second single, "Die a Happy Man" was released to country radio on September 28, 2015, but was available for download as a pre-order for the album on September 18, 2015.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Billboard 3.5/5 stars[5]

Criticial[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic thought that the Thomas Rhett's second album feels like an album "where the singer/songwriter comes into his own" and rated the album 4 stars out of 5, he thought that Rhett "displays an omnivorous cultural appetite" in the album where Rhett might be "dropping passing allusions to Guns N' Roses and Third Eye Blind" to using disco beat. He judged Rhett to be "a true pop artist, harnessing the trends of his time and turning them into music that's hard to resist."[4] Billboard also picked up on the disco influence, noting that songs in the album, such as "Tangled", "sound as Saturday Night Fever’d as anything recorded by a male country star in decades", but wondered whether "country radio will fully embrace their Nashville disco or ignore it."[5]

Commercial[edit]

Tangled Up debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 6 and Top Country Albums at No. 3, with 76,000 units sold, 63,000 of which are pure album sales.[6] It reached No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart in its fourth week.[7] The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on September 20, 2016,[8] the album has sold over 598,900 copies in the US as of September 2017.[9]

In popular culture[edit]

Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the album's third track, "South Side", for their 2015 film and soundtrack Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

Track listing[edit]

Tangled Up – Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Anthem"
3:13
2. "Crash and Burn"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:10
3. "South Side"
  • Rhett
  • Frasure
  • Stapleton
  • Huff
  • Frasure
2:51
4. "Die a Happy Man"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:47
5. "Vacation"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:43
6. "Like It's the Last Time"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:10
7. "T-Shirt"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:47
8. "Single Girl"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:18
9. "The Day You Stop Looking Back"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:25
10. "Tangled"
  • Huff
  • Frasure
3:33
11. "Playing with Fire" (featuring Jordin Sparks)
  • Rhett
  • Akins
  • Gorley
DeStefano 3:26
12. "I Feel Good" (featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
Joe London 3:16
13. "Learned It from the Radio"
  • Galyon
  • Gorley
  • Robbins
DeStefano 3:39
Total length: 44:21

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Hot Country
[20]
US Country Airplay
[21]
US
[22]
CAN Country
[23]
CAN
[24]
2015 "Crash and Burn" 2 1 36 1 47
"Die a Happy Man" 1 1 21 1 35
2016 "T-Shirt" 3 1 41 1 53
"Vacation" 19 30 101 39
"Star of the Show 4 1 45 1 77
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 598,900[9]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dukes, Billy (June 30, 2015). "Thomas Rhett, 'Tangled Up': Everything You Need to Know". Taste of Country. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Parton, Chris (August 3, 2015). "Thomas Rhett Previews Progressive New Album 'Tangled Up'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Gayle (August 4, 2015). "Thomas Rhett Shares Track Listing, More Details of 'Tangled Up'". The Boot. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett". AllMusic. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Country Stars Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge Catch Disco Fever on New Records: Album Review". Billboard. September 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Keith Caulfield (October 4, 2015). "Fetty Wap Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. 
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 27, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report: October 27, 2015". Roughstock. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "American album certifications – Thomas Rhett – Tangled Up". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (September 27, 2017). "TOP 10 Country Album Sales Chart: September 25, 2017". Roughstock. 
  10. ^ "Tangled Up (Deluxe) by Thomas Rhett". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (October 3, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Parkway Drive 'Ire' Is Australia's No 1 Album". Noise11. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Thomas Rhett Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  14. ^ "Thomas Rhett Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  15. ^ "Thomas Rhett Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  16. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Thomas Rhett – Tangled Up". Music Canada.