Six Feet Apart

"Six Feet Apart" is a song recorded by American country music singer Luke Combs. It was released on May 1, 2020 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and was added to the digital version of his second album, What You See Is What You Get. It was also later added to the deluxe version of the album, What You See Ain't Always What You Get. Combs wrote the song with Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder.

"Six Feet Apart"
Six Feet Apart.jpg
Promotional single by Luke Combs
from the album What You See Ain't Always What You Get
Released2020 (2020)
GenreCountry
Length3:19
LabelColumbia Nashville / River House
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Luke Combs
Chip Matthews
Luke Combs singles chronology
"Does to Me"
(2020)
"Six Feet Apart"
(2020)
"Lovin' on You"
(2020)

ContentEdit

Before the pandemic had hit, Combs was scheduled to meet with songwriters Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder on April 14 for a writing session. Combs said that all three of them had wanted to write a song about the COVID-19 pandemic but he was initially apprehensive because he thought the concept would be "too cheesy". Combs uploaded an acoustic version of the song to YouTube. After the video trended on that site, he performed it on the Grand Ole Opry. Combs then recorded a studio version and noted that during the recording session, everyone involved wore masks and was in a different room. The studio version of the song was officially sent to country radio on May 1, 2020.[1][2] The song has a theme of missing major activities due to the pandemic, such as the arrival of the spring season and touring as a musician.[3]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 77
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 36
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 58
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 10

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2020) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 71

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] Gold 35,000 
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Platinum 80,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dave Paulson (May 2, 2020). "'Six Feet Apart': How country star Luke Combs made his social-distancing hit". USA Today. The Tennesseean. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  2. ^ "Luke Combs – Six Feet Apart (2020)". Daily Play MPE. Destiny Media Technologies. May 1, 2020.
  3. ^ Jon Freeman (May 1, 2020). "Luke Combs Releases Studio Version of 'Six Feet Apart'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 11 May 2020". No. 1575. Australian Recording Industry Association. May 11, 2020. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  5. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  7. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  9. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  10. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2021 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Luke Combs – Six Feet Apart". Music Canada. Retrieved 30 September 2021.