Can't Stop Lovin' You (Aerosmith song)

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For the Van Halen song, see Can't Stop Lovin' You.
For other songs with a similar title, see I Can't Stop Loving You (disambiguation).
"Can't Stop Lovin' You"
Single by Aerosmith featuring Carrie Underwood
from the album Music from Another Dimension!
Released April 6, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011-12 at Pandora's Box, Poppy Studios, Spitfire Studio and Swing House Studios
Genre Hard rock, country pop
Length 4:04 (album version)
3:49 (single version)[1]
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Steven Tyler
Marti Frederiksen
Tom Hamilton
Joey Kramer
Brad Whitford
Producer(s) Marti Frederiksen and Steven Tyler
Aerosmith singles chronology
"What Could Have Been Love"
(2012)
"Can't Stop Lovin' You"
(2013)
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
"Two Black Cadillacs"
(2012)
"Can't Stop Lovin' You"
(2013)
"See You Again"
(2013)

"Can't Stop Lovin' You" is a power ballad by American hard rock band Aerosmith featuring American country recording artist Carrie Underwood that was released on April 6, 2013,[2] as the fourth single from the Aerosmith album Music from Another Dimension!.

According to a Rolling Stone article about the song, Aerosmith lead singer and songwriter Steven Tyler and frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen wrote the song with the rest of Aerosmith during sessions for Music from Another Dimension!. Tyler sang it in an "emotional drawl" similar to the band's 1993 hit "Cryin'" and the song subsequently took on a romantic, country sound. Tyler said, "When it was done, it was discussed that I might have sang it a little too country. And all along we thought, should we get someone in?" Tyler contacted country singer Carrie Underwood, whom he had collaborated with in recent years, including a duet at a 2012 Country Music Television Special and a performance at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, where Tyler and Underwood performed the Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way" together, as well as Underwood's song "Undo It", a song that was also co-written by Frederiksen. The day Tyler contacted Underwood about coming into Aerosmith's Los Angeles studio to lay down vocal tracks, Underwood happened to be in town but had to leave the next morning, so Tyler asked her if she could come into record that night, and she agreed, "and the rest is history", as Tyler put it.[3] Examiner.com writes that the song features "country-pop guitar licks and an earworm melody right up Underwood's alley". Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry was initially skeptical of the collaboration with Underwood, but after hearing it, said "Their voices matched up really well. It doesn't sound forced. It was just right."[4]

About two-and-a-half months after the release of Music from Another Dimension!, "Can't Stop Lovin' You" was released as a single to adult contemporary, hot adult contemporary, and modern radio formats on January 21, 2013. A country mix might also be in the works that would be set for release to country formats shortly thereafter.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "01 Can't Stop Lovin' You (Radio edit)". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  3. ^ Appleford, Steve (2012-10-29). "Aerosmith's Steven Tyler on 'Can't Stop Loving You' - Track-by-Track Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  4. ^ Browne, David (2012-07-30). "Aerosmith Tap Johnny Depp, Carrie Underwood for 'Another Dimension'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22.