Every Day (Rascal Flatts song)
|Single by Rascal Flatts|
|from the album Still Feels Good|
|Released||March 3, 2008|
|Length||4:15 (Album Version)
3:53 (Single Version)
|Rascal Flatts singles chronology|
"Every Day" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Alissa Moreno and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in March 2008 as the third single from their album Still Feels Good. It became their nineteenth consecutive Top 10 hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
The song is a mid-tempo ballad set in triple meter and primarily accompanied by piano, in which the narrator addresses someone else, telling of how that person keeps the narrator from making mistakes in life ("every day, you save my life").
Jeffrey Steele, one of the song's co-writers, was inspired to write down the title after meeting singer Sarah Buxton at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Buxton told Steele about her roommate, saying "Every day, she saves my life". Steele then went home thinking about a lyric. Later on, while at a songwriting seminar in Colorado, Steele met songwriter Alissa Moreno, who was playing a melody on the piano. Steele then sang the title that he had written alongside Moreno's melody, they worked on the lyric and melody, and the song was completed. He then sent the song to record producer Dann Huff, who recommended the song to Rascal Flatts. The group then recorded it for their Still Feels Good album, giving Moreno her second outside cut as a songwriter.
A music video for the song was issued on April 17, 2008. It features actors portraying various dramatic scenes based on "the concept that a single act of kindness… making a difference in the lives of others", according to CMT. The video was created by Deaton Flanigen Productions.
The song debuted at number 42 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated March 8, 2008, reaching a peak of number 2 on that chart on the chart week of June 14, 2008.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||45|
|US Billboard Pop 100||85|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||65|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||20|
- Horner, Alanna (2008-07-14). "Story Behind the Song: A True Lifesaver". Country Weekly 15 (14): 50.
- "Rascal Flatts' "Every Day" Music Video Arrives This Week". CMT.com. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
- "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rascal Flatts.
- "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Rascal Flatts.
- "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Rascal Flatts.
- "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008.