Fish (Craig Campbell song)

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Single by Craig Campbell
from the album Craig Campbell
Released June 6, 2011 (2011-06-06)
Format Music download
Recorded 2010
Genre Country
Length 2:49
Label Bigger Picture Music Group
Writer(s) Craig Campbell
Arlos Smith
Ashe Underwood
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Craig Campbell singles chronology
"Family Man"
"When I Get It"

"Fish" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Craig Campbell. It was released in June 2011 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. Campbell wrote this song with Arlos Smith and Ashe Underwood.


The song's rhyming scheme implies the word "fuck", which is replaced at the last second by "fish" ("I had everything we needed in the back of my truck / Turns out my baby loves to fish").[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

William Ruhlmann of Allmusic described the song as "a single-entendre joke of the kind that hasn't been heard since that old sophomoric tune 'Shaving Cream'".[3]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single three stars out of five, saying that it "may not be deep or anything of that sort but it is perfect for summer time playlists and that ultimately makes it a successful single."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and stars the host of the World Fishing Network's Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi, who plays his love interest.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 83

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 81


  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (May 19, 2011). "Craig Campbell, ‘Fish’ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mansfield, Brian (September 2, 2011). "On the verge: Craig Campbell". USA Today. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Craig Campbell review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 6, 2011). "Craig Campbell — "Fish"". Roughstock. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Campbell goes fishing on video". Country Standard Time. July 27, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Craig Campbell.
  7. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Craig Campbell.
  8. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.