|Single by Kenny Chesney|
|from the album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates|
|Released||September 10, 2007|
|Kenny Chesney singles chronology|
"Don't Blink" is a # 1 Billboard country, top 40 hot 100 single written by Casey Beathard and Chris Wallin, recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in September 2007 as the second single from his album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates. The song became Chesney's thirteenth Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
The song debuted at #16 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 8, 2007, setting a new record for the highest debut on that chart since the inception of SoundScan in 1990, beating a record set by Keith Urban's "Once in a Lifetime", which debuted at #17 in 2006. Chesney's record was broken one week later by Garth Brooks' song "More Than a Memory", which debuted at Number One on the country charts, the first song to do so in the chart's history.
The song also matches the fastest rising single of his career set in August, 2007 with "Never Wanted Nothing More" taking eight weeks to reach Number 1.
The song is part of the tracklist for Now That's What I Call Country.
The song's lyrics tell of a younger man's encounter with a 102-year-old man who was being interviewed on the news. The interviewer wants to know the older man's "secret to life", and the older man responds with "don't blink".
Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it an A+ rating. He said that this song makes him "think about the greater truths and examine my own life from a new perspective. " 
"Don't Blink" debuted at number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of September 8, 2007.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||29|
|US Billboard Pop 100||47|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||45|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||39|
- ""Don't Blink" Is Billboard's Highest Chart Debut Ever!". Kenny Chesney.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-08-29.
- "Garth Brooks Makes History at Country Radio", CMT.com, September 5, 2007.
- Katie Hasty, "Soulja Boy Remains No. 1 Amid Static Top Four", Billboard.com, September 13, 2007.
- Coyne, Kevin John (2007-08-27). "Kenny Chesney - "Don't Blink"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
- "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
- "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
- "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
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