"Do I" is a song co-written and recorded by country music artist Luke Bryan. It is the lead-off single to his second studio 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.
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".
The song is in the key of A major, with Bryan's vocals ranging from C♯4 to F♯5.
Critical reception 
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." 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."
Music video 
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 
"Do I" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at #53 for the chart week of May 9, 2009. In November 2009, the song became his first Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Year-end charts 
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- ^ "Digital sheet music - Luke Bryan — Do I". Musicnotes.com. Alfred Publishing. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (2009-05-22). "Luke Bryan "Do I"". The19513. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
- ^ Neal, Chris (2009-10-19). "Album reviews". Country Weekly 16 (36): 50.
- ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Luke Bryan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
- ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Luke Bryan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
- ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Songs for Luke Bryan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
- ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009.
- ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
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