Feel That Fire (song)

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"Feel That Fire"
Single by Dierks Bentley
from the album Feel That Fire
Released September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
Format CD single
Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:22
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley
Brad Warren
Brett Warren
Producer(s) Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley singles chronology
"Trying to Stop Your Leaving"
(2008)
"Feel That Fire"
(2008)
"Sideways"
(2009)

"Feel That Fire" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Dierks Bentley. It was released in September 2008 as the lead-off single and title track from his album of the same name. The song became Bentley's sixth Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart for the chart week of February 21, 2009.

Content[edit]

This song, which Bentley co-wrote the song along with Brad and Brett Warren (of The Warren Brothers) and his producer Brett Beavers, is an up-tempo mostly accompanied by electric guitar and banjo. It describes the narrator's lover, and lists off all the things that she wants, such as riding a bull at the county fair, or making every stray animal a pet. In the chorus, the narrator explains that "she needs to feel that fire" and be his lover. This song is in the key of A-flat major with the guitars set to E-flat tuning and a main chord pattern of A-D-G-A. Bentley's vocals range from G3 to E5.[1]

Reception[edit]

Alison Bonaguro, in an entry for the CMT blog, described the song favorably. In her review, she said, "In a world of passionless relationships, I think this song is very aspirational."[2]

The song received a "thumbs down" review from the country music site The 9513. Despite calling it an "uptempo number that finds Bentley singing about something other than life on the road, featuring a rockin’ intro", critic Brady Vercher said that the song "contains a weak narrative that settles for what's easiest by barely delving into the subject."[3]

Promotion[edit]

To promote the single, Bentley shipped more than 2000 boxes of Cracker Jack to various radio stations (a reference to "she wants the toy in the Cracker Jack", a line from the opening). Fifty-one stations were chosen randomly as winners, with the grand prize being a concert with Bentley.[4]

The music video featured actress and model Sarah Desage.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008-2009) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 54
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 32
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 31
Preceded by
"She Wouldn't Be Gone"
by Blake Shelton
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

February 21, 2009
Succeeded by
"Down the Road"
by Kenny Chesney with Mac McAnally

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Feel That Fire' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Bonaguro, Alison (2008-09-24). "Feel Dierks Bentley's Fire". CMT. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  3. ^ Vercher, Brady (2008-09-18). "Dierks Bentley - "Feel That Fire"". The 9513. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley Has Cracker Jack Idea for Radio Promotion". CMT. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  6. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Dierks Bentley – Feel That Fire". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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