Do You Believe Me Now (Jimmy Wayne song)

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"Do You Believe Me Now"
Single by Jimmy Wayne
from the album Do You Believe Me Now
B-side "Stronger Woman" (Jewel)[1]
Released March 31, 2008
Format CD single
Genre Country rock
Length 3:25
Label Valory Music Group
Writer(s) Tim Johnson
Joe West
Dave Pahanish
Producer(s) Joe West
Dave Pahanish
Jimmy Wayne singles chronology
"I'll Never Leave You"
(2007)
"Do You Believe Me Now"
(2008)
"I Will"
(2008)
Music video
"Do You Believe Me Now" at CMT.com

"Do You Believe Me Now" is a song written by Tim Johnson, Joe West and Dave Pahanish, and recorded by American country music singer Jimmy Wayne. It was released in March 2008 as the first single and title track from his album Do You Believe Me Now, which was released on August 26, 2008.[2] His first Top 40 single on the country charts since "Paper Angels" in late 2004-early 2005, it is the third single of his career to reach the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, as well as his first number one.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo centralizing on the male narrator, who is speaking to a former lover. In the first verse, he tells her that he "didn't like the way" that another man was looking at her, to which she responds by saying that it was only the narrator's imagination. In the chorus, the narrator then asks the female if she believes him now, as it turns out his suspicions were correct and she is now with that other man. The second verse then finds the narrator feeling sorry for himself because he gave the other male a chance to take her away from him. In the bridge, the narrator is unable to find solace in this knowledge, as he says, "what's the use in being right when I'm the lonely one tonight?"

According to Country Weekly, songwriter Tim Johnson was encouraged to write the song after his friend was with another girl.[3] He got together with friends Dave Pahanish and Joe West to write the song, and it was finished after about a month. They played the song for Wayne, who liked the song and decided to record it.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song begins with Wayne filming a girl's birthday party. It then zooms out to reveal Wayne watching the party on TV himself. The camera follows the girl around and reveals that it is his lover when they kiss. The camera then keeps filming as a guy walks into the scene and starts talking to her. Later the guy again approaches her and makes her laugh, right as Wayne turns the camera on them. He puts the camera down in disappointment. Each time the girl and the other guy are in a scene, Wayne pauses the film and watches in silence. Scenes also feature him sitting on a stairwell, playing guitar, and standing up against a large window.

Chart performance[edit]

"Do You Believe Me Now" reached Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 13, 2008,[4] marking not only Wayne's first number-one hit, but the first for the Valory Music Group imprint. It also became Wayne's second single to peak in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 36, and it was also his first top 40 hit on that chart since "Paper Angels". On the country singles chart dated for September 20, "Do You Believe Me Now" fell to number two, when Brad Paisley's "Waitin' on a Woman" took over the top spot. One week later, "Do You Believe Me Now" returned to Number One for a second and final week. In May 2009, the song debuted on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, peaking at #29 after one week.

Chart (2008-2009) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 36
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 29
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (2008) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 13
Preceded by
"You Look Good in My Shirt" by Keith Urban
"Waitin' on a Woman" by Brad Paisley
Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one single
September 13, 2008 (first run)
September 27, 2008 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Waitin' on a Woman" by Brad Paisley
"Don't Think I Don't Think About It" by Darius Rucker

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 451. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ CD Release Calendar
  3. ^ a b Horner-Conaway, Alanna (2008-11-03). "Story Behind the Song: Love Dilemma Is a Hit". Country Weekly 15 (22): 16. 
  4. ^ "Jimmy Wayne, NOW top country music charts". Country Standard Time. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Jimmy Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Jimmy Wayne. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jimmy Wayne. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Jimmy Wayne. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jimmy Wayne. Retrieved January 30, 2011.

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