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Hear Keith Urban’s Vibrant New Single ‘Wasted Time’

Nostalgic tune exalts carefree younger years

Keith Urban’s brand-new single, “Wasted Time” is three minutes and 41 seconds of sheer exhilaration. The fast-paced, pop-laced tune waxes nostalgic on the magical younger years when “wasted time” — swinging on ropes, listening to Guns ‘N Roses and dashboard drumming — were some of the best times of his life.

Co-written by Urban, Greg Wells and J Hart, “Wasted Time” appears on the country superstar’s upcoming Ripcord album, due May 6th. “J suggested the title and before we knew it, we were talking about growing up and all the things you do. . . no matter where you are in the world. And the song just took off from there,” Urban recalls.

The new track marks Urban’s first time working with Wells and Hart. In fact, he enlisted several new collaborators on Ripcord — also including legendary Chic frontman Nile Rodgers and rap superstar Pitbull on a love song called “Sun Don’t Let Me Down.” Check out Ripcord‘s songwriter and producer credits on its full track list, below.

“Wasted Time” follows the singer-songwriter’s 20th career Number One hit, “Break On Me.” Ripcord‘s first single, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” also hit the country chart’s penthouse.

Urban will perform “Wasted Time” on American Idol this Thursday, March 31st on Fox.

Keith Urban, Ripcord Track List/Credits:

“Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)”

Written by Jeff Bhasker, Samuel Tyler Johnson, Keith Urban

Co-Produced By Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson & Keith Urban

“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”

Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne

Co-Produced by Dann Huff & Keith Urban

“Wasted Time”

Written by Greg Wells, J Hart, Keith Urban

Co-Produced by Greg Wells & Keith Urban

“Habit Of You”

Written by K-Kov, Jackson Morgan

Co-Produced by K-Kov & Keith Urban

“Sun Don’t Let Me Down”

Written by Nile Rodgers, busbee, Armando Christian Perez, Keith Urban

Co-Produced by Nile Rodgers, busbee & Keith Urban

“Getting’ In The Way”

Written by Emily Weisband, Jordan Reynolds, David Hodges

Co-Produced by Dann Huff & Keith Urban

“Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Written by Steven Lee Olsen, Hillary Lindsey, Clint Lagerberg

Co-Produced by Dann Huff & Keith Urban

“The Fighter”

Written by busbee, Keith Urban

Co-Produced by busbee & Keith Urban

“Break On Me”

Written by Jon Nite, Ross Copperman

Co-Produced by Nathan Chapman & Keith Urban

“Your Body”

Written by busbee, Keith Urban

Co-Produced by busbee & Keith Urban

“That Could Still Be Us”

Written by Jason Duke, Jesse Lee, Jonathan Price

Co-Produced by Jonny Price & Keith Urban

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