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|"Come a Little Closer"|
|Single by Dierks Bentley|
|from the album Modern Day Drifter|
|B-side||"Lot of Leavin' Left to Do"|
|Released||July 18, 2005|
|Length||4:42 (album version)|
|Dierks Bentley singles chronology|
"Come a Little Closer" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in July 2005 as the second single from his 2005 album Modern Day Drifter. The song went to number one on the U.S. Country chart and held that position for the chart weeks of December 3 and December 10, 2005. On the chart for December 17, the song fell to number two when Joe Nichols' "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" replaced it at the top spot. The song then returned to number 1 for a third and final week on the chart dated December 24. The song was written by Bentley and Brett Beavers.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Bentley "shows he has a way with a ballad on this sultry number. The sensual tone and sexy lyric hark back to those envelope-pushing Conway Twitty hits that once raised eyebrows. She goes on to compare the song to Twitty's, "I'd Love to Lay You Down." On Bentley's vocals she says that he "brings warmth to a decidedly sensual lyric." Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a negative rating. He said that Bentley doesn't quite have the vocal maturity to pull this song off but he is getting there.
"Come a Little Closer" debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of July 30, 2005.
|US Billboard Hot 100||31|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||53|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||51|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 196. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Billboard, August 6, 2005
- Coyne, Kevin John (2005-08-05). ""Come a Little Closer" review". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
- "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
- "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2012.