Storm Warning (song)
"Storm Warning" is the debut song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Hunter Hayes. It was released in May 2011 as the first single from his debut album Hunter Hayes. Hayes co-wrote the song with Gordie Sampson and busbee.
|Single by Hunter Hayes|
|from the album Hunter Hayes|
|Released||May 16, 2011|
|Hunter Hayes singles chronology|
The song is about a woman whom the singer compares to a hurricane, singing that he wishes that he had a "storm warning" for her.
Amanda Hensel of Taste of Country gave the song an eight out of ten rating, describing it as "light and airy, upbeat and catchy, but easy for anyone to relate to" while adding that "it's inevitable that Hayes is about to take country music by storm." Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song three stars out of five, writing that the song has a "clever enough lyric, magnetic melody and charisma to burn, both vocally and melodically." Storm Warning also picked up a Top 50 Song award during the 2012 BMI awards.
The music video was directed by Brian Lazzaro and premiered in April 2011. It features Hayes playing various instruments such as the guitar, drums, and banjo as he sings the song.
"Storm Warning" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 14, 2011. It also debuted at number 98 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of November 12, 2011.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US Billboard Hot 100||78|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||80|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||66|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- Bjorke, Matt (August 12, 2011). "Hunter Hayes - "Storm Warning"". Roughstock. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- "CMT : Videos : Hunter Hayes : Storm Warning". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
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- "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
- "American single certifications – Hunter Hayes – Storm Warning". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 30, 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH