Give It All We Got Tonight

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"Give It All We Got Tonight"
Single by George Strait
from the album Love Is Everything
Released October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:15
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Tim James
Phil O’Donnell
Mark Bright
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Drinkin' Man"
(2012)
"Give It All We Got Tonight"
(2012)
"I Believe"
(2013)

"Give It All We Got Tonight" is a song recorded by American country music singer George Strait. The song was written by Tim James, Phil O’Donnell and Mark Bright. It was released on October 29, 2012 as the first single from his album Love Is Everything.[1][2][3]

Content[edit]

When asked about the song Strait stated, “The song has a very unusual melody and very cool phrasing, which I've always been drawn to.”[1][4] It is in the key of G major with a chord pattern of G-D-Am-C.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of County rated "Give It All We Got Tonight" 4.5 out of 5 stars.[6] He states the song is a "...rarely matched romancer with more sensory cues than just about everything he’s ever cut. After just a single listen, one breathes in the smell of a summer shower garnished with sweet perfume or rugged cologne." He finishes with saying, "his best songs are timeless, seemingly capable of becoming a hit in the ’80s, ’90s or 2000s. Add ‘Give It All We Got Tonight’ to a list of his all-time classics."[6]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock also rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars.[7] He states, "with "Give It All We Got Tonight," George showcases that he's still got it with this romantic tempo-filled ballad" and that it "finds George back in the pocket of Nashville's writers, a place where he's always been able to mine hits as a man with some of the best ears in Nashville".[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Give It All We Got Tonight" debuted on the Country Airplay chart at number 37 the week of November 17, 2012[8] and debuted on the Hot County Songs chart at number 25 the week of December 8, 2012.[8] It also debuted at number 94 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of December 8, 2012. It also debuted at number 97 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of April 20, 2013. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated June 1, 2013, before falling off the following week.

Starting in March 2013, Strait's label and fanbase started a movement called "60 for 60" in order to help the song reach number 1, so that Strait (who was 60 at the time) will have 60 number-one singles on all major charts.[9] For the week of May 12–18, "Give It All We Got Tonight" became George's 60th number 1 single based upon the Mediabase charts.[10]

The song was certified platinum by the RIAA on September 12, 2013, and it has sold 1,008,000 copies in the US as of January 2014.[11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GEORGE STRAIT TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, "GIVE IT ALL WE GOT TONIGHT"". georgestrait.com. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2012-10-26). "George Strait To Release New Single "Give It All We Got Tonight" On October 29". Roughstock. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Dunkerley, Beville (2013-03-18). "George Strait, 'Love Is Everything' Album Coming This Spring". theboot.com. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Strait gives it all he's got on new single". County Standard Time. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Give It All We Got Tonight' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Dukes, Billy (2012-10-29). "George Strait, ‘Give It All We Got Tonight’ – Song Review". Taste of County. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (2012-10-29). "Single Review - George Strait - "Give It All We Got Tonight"". Roughstock. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Roland, Tom (2012-11-05). "Billboard Country Update". Billboard. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.theboot.com/2013/03/15/george-strait-60-for-60/
  10. ^ "Country Aircheck Weekly May 20th, 2013 Issue 346". County Aircheck Weekly. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (2013-01-08). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - January 8, 2014: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery". Roughstock. 
  12. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for George Strait.
  13. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for George Strait.
  14. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait.
  15. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for George Strait.
  16. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  17. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "American single certifications – George Strait – Give It All We Got Tonight". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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