Barefoot and Buckwild

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"Barefoot and Buckwild"
Single by Lauren Alaina
Released May 7, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Country pop
Length 2:53
Label Mercury Nashville/19
Writer(s) Lauren Alaina, Chris DeStefano, Jon Nite
Producer(s) Chris DeStefano
Lauren Alaina singles chronology
"Eighteen Inches"
(2012)
"Barefoot and Buckwild"
(2013)
"My Grown Up Christmas List"
(2013)

"Barefoot and Buckwild" is a song by American country music singer Lauren Alaina. It is the first single from her upcoming sophomore studio album.[1] It was written by Alaina, Chris DeStefano and Jon Nite.[2]

Release[edit]

The single was released on May 7, 2013.

Live performances[edit]

Alaina debuted the song on the Top 3 result show of American Idol season 12 on May 9, 2013.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, writing that it is "sassy and sexy without being too risque for a teenager. It’s flirty, but not Snooki-level flirty. Most importantly the uptemo, pop-country track is a ton of fun."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it "has a lot of attitude but not so much that Lauren loses any sense of that charming cuteness that brought her to the forefront in the place."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Barefoot and Buckwild" debuted at number 34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 25, 2013. It sold 19,000 paid digital downloads in its first week of release.[6] "Barefoot and Buckwild" also debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of July 20, 2013.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 34
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 56

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States May 7, 2013 Country radio
Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (May 9, 2013). "Lauren Alaina To Perform New Single On American Idol". Great American Country. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (May 13, 2013). "Story Behind The Song: Lauren Alaina - "Barefoot and Buckwild"". Roughstock. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alicia Keys, Lauren Alaina to Perform on AMERICAN IDOL, 5/9 Read more about Alicia Keys, Lauren Alaina to Perform on AMERICAN IDOL, 5/9". Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 9, 2013). "Lauren Alaina, ‘Barefoot and Buckwild’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 9, 2013). "Single Review: Lauren Alaina - Barefoot and Buckwild". Roughstock. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mansfield, Brian (May 15, 2013). "'Idol' sales: Seven singers in the Billboard 200". USA Today. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lauren Alaina Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lauren Alaina.
  8. ^ "Lauren Alaina Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Lauren Alaina.