A romantic relationship is at its best at the beginning of its story. This is the time when admiration and excitement are shared to its fullest. “Lady Antebellum” gives the feels of being madly in love through their song, “Just a Kiss.” The song specifically speaks of a goodnight kiss at the start of a new relationship. The mid-tempo ballad talks about a couple, who decided not to take their relationship further anytime soon. They wanted to take things slow, and “just a goodnight kiss” will satisfy them.
Just a Kiss
The song is a product of a creative writing from band members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, together with Dallas Davidson, a songwriter from Georgia, who has written for artists such as Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton and many other country singers.
Released on May 2, 2011 “Just a Kiss” landed at number 28 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on its debut release. Also, reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and received a 2x Platinum Award by the RIAA. Further, the song peaked at number 22 in Japan and reached the top 80 in Slovakia and Australia.
Om March 11, 2011, Lady Antebellum first performed the song on their Houston Radio show. They later graced the Divas Nashvegas benefit show with the song. Critics praised the group’s live performances of the song. Moreover, it was featured in Pretty Little Liars, and the comedy-drama television series, Hart of Dixie.
The Song’s Reception
According to Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly, “Just a Kiss” turned out to be “classy and very sincere.” The group sang the song like they meant it. Another commendation coming from Bobby Peacock of Roughstock called the song “another excellent song that plays up all the band’s strength.” Further, Daryl Addison of Great American Country highlighted the vocal chemistry among the group, their dynamic vocal prowess allowed them to explore a wide range of emotions with their distinct voices.
The music video, directed by Shaun Silva, was shot in Paris, London and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The audience got the chance to take a peek at the Union Hotel featured in the video.
Here’s Lady Antebellum’s “Just a Kiss.” Enjoy watching.