Next Boyfriend

"Next Boyfriend" is a song by American country music singer Lauren Alaina. It is the first single from her 2015 self-titled EP and her second studio album, Road Less Traveled.[1]

"Next Boyfriend"
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Single by Lauren Alaina
from the album Lauren Alaina and Road Less Traveled
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2015
GenreCountry pop
Length3:11
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Emily Weisband
  • Matt McVaney
Producer(s)busbee
Lauren Alaina singles chronology
"Barefoot and Buckwild"
(2013)
"Next Boyfriend"
(2015)
"Road Less Traveled"
(2016)
Music video
"Next Boyfriend" on YouTube

Critical receptionEdit

According to Jen Swirsky from Nashville Gab, "The song can aptly be described as flirtatiously sexy, while still remaining age appropriate and youth friendly for Lauren's wide array of fans. With a comparatively explosive chorus that demonstrates Lauren's broad vocal range, the quick-witted girl with adorable stage presence and endless humorous quips explains to the man who has caught her attention why he should head her way."[2] One Stop Country states, "This song allows Alaina the chance to re-introduce herself, while also showing her growth and maturity as an artist and songwriter, but she smartly still maintains her youthful sound and age-appropriate lyrics."[3]

Track listingEdit

Digital download
  1. "Next Boyfriend" – 3:11

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by TK McKamy and premiered in January 2016.[4]

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 39, with 10,000 copies sold in its first week of release.[5]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[6] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 39

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
North America September 18, 2015 Digital download 19 Recordings
September 28, 2015 Country radio

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anatomy of a Hit: Lauren Alaina's Literal 'Road Less Traveled'" (PDF). Billboard. April 24, 2017.
  2. ^ http://nashvillegab.com/2015/09/lauren-alaina-next-boyfriend-single-review.html
  3. ^ http://onestopcountry.com/index.php/music-reviews/single-reviews/1717-lauren-alaina-next-boyfriend
  4. ^ Reuter, Annie (January 12, 2016). "Lauren Alaina Flirts It Up in 'Next Boyfriend' Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved January 19, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 28, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 28, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  6. ^ "Lauren Alaina Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Lauren Alaina Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.