The members of Gloriana have many reasons to celebrate. For starters, their new single “Can’t Shake You” just landed in the Top 20 on Billboard‘s Country Singles chart. This follows hot on the success of “(Kissed You) Good Night,” which was the most played song by any group at country radio last year.
And now just this week, “(Kissed You) Good Night” — from the band’s second studio album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind — was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.), for selling a million copies.
Radio.com talked with Gloriana last year about the song, which Tom Gossin wrote with Josh Kear.
“We were talking about when life parallels movie moments,” Tom said of their initial inspiration. “When something happening seems too good to be real almost, or too perfect a moment.”
Gossin went on to explain how the idea for the song came together after he overheard a girl talking to her friends about her first date with a new guy.
“Her friends were asking if the guy kissed her at the end of the date, and she said, ‘No and that ruined the whole night,'” he recalled. “I was thinking back to my own life when I was dating. How hard that was as the guy to make that move for the first kiss. I think this song is set in that setting of a first date and about having a first kiss.”
Gossin said while “(Kissed You) Good Night” is set during a first date, the song itself is really about not having regrets in life, and “making sure you seize the moment and take each opportunity that presents itself, because life is short and you don’t know when it could to be over. It’s about not looking back and saying, ‘I wish I had done things differently.'”