Chainsaw (The Band Perry song)

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Single by The Band Perry
from the album Pioneer
Released March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:48
Label Republic Nashville
Writer(s) Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne
Matt Ramsey
Producer(s) Dann Huff
The Band Perry singles chronology
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely"

"Chainsaw" is a song recorded by American country music group The Band Perry. It was released in March 3, 2014 as the fourth single from their second album, Pioneer. The song was written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey.[1]


"Chainsaw" is a song about a woman who, when jilted by her lover, destroys a tree into which the two carved their initials.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it a "B+", Tammy Ragusa of Country Weekly said that the song "casts the Perry siblings in a fiercer light" and was "clever, groovy, hooky, and fun".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Chainsaw" was filmed at two locations in Oregon: Silver Falls State Park near Silverton and the Bottle Factory, a local bar in Stayton.[3] It was directed by David McClister and premiered in May 2014.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 88
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 86
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 20


  1. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ragusa, Tammy (31 March 2014). "Reviews: The Band Perry — 'Chainsaw'". Country Weekly 21 (13): 67. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  3. ^ Capi Lynn (April 24, 2014). "Setting the stage". Statesman Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Watch The Band Perry’s New ‘Chainsaw’ Video". May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for The Band Perry.
  6. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for The Band Perry.
  7. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Band Perry.
  8. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for The Band Perry.
  9. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Band Perry.