Do I

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"Do I"
Single by Luke Bryan
from the album Doin' My Thing
Released May 4, 2009
Format CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre Country
Length 3:57
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Luke Bryan
Dave Haywood
Charles Kelley
Producer(s) Jeff Stevens
Luke Bryan singles chronology
"Country Man"
(2008)
"Do I"
(2009)
"Rain Is a Good Thing"
(2010)

"Do I" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released in May 2009 as the lead-off single from his album Doin' My Thing. Bryan co-wrote the song with Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of the group Lady Antebellum, whose co-lead singer Hillary Scott is featured on background vocals.

Content[edit]

Bryan told CMT that, "the song is about a couple that doesn't know if their worlds are right with each other, or they don't know how their relationship's going down hill".[1]

The song is in the key of A major, with Bryan's vocals ranging from C♯4 to F♯5.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen M. Deusner of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs-down. Although he described the lyrics favorably by saying that "the scenario is all the more affecting for its mundanity" and "'Do I' implies no hint of a happily ever after, and that ambiguity gives the lyrics extra impact", Deusner criticized Bryan's vocal performance, saying "it never quite conveys much desperation or despair. There’s no worry in his voice, nor does it sound like he’s trying to keep a stoic front."[3] Chris Neal of Country Weekly described the song favorably in his review of the album, saying that it "shows a knack for convincingly delivering hymns to thwarted love."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and was filmed in a high rise condominium in downtown Nashville. It features Luke Bryan singing in an elevator. It premiered on Amazon.com on June 29, 2009.

Chart performance[edit]

"Do I" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 53 for the chart week of May 9, 2009. In November 2009, the song became his first Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 66
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 34
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 41
Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 59

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Bryan on CMT.com talks about "Do I" video". Luke Bryan. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Digital sheet music - Luke Bryan — Do I". Musicnotes.com. Alfred Publishing. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (2009-05-22). "Luke Bryan "Do I"". The19513. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  4. ^ Neal, Chris (2009-10-19). "Album reviews". Country Weekly 16 (36): 50. 
  5. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Luke Bryan. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Luke Bryan. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  7. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Luke Bryan. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  8. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Luke Bryan – Do I". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 26, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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