I Can't Change the World

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"I Can't Change the World"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Wheelhouse
Released August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 4:41
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Kelley Lovelace
Producer(s) Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"Beat This Summer"
(2013)
"I Can't Change the World"
(2013)
"The Mona Lisa"
(2013)

"I Can't Change the World" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released in August 2013 as the third single from his ninth studio album, Wheelhouse. Paisley co-wrote the song with Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace.[1] In August 2013, Paisley announced plans to film a movie based on the song.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, writing that it is "a compelling piece of production because it’s both sparse and vulnerable, as well as textured and complicated."[3] Michael Sudhalter of Roughstock gave the song three stars out of five, saying that Paisley "delivers it with some good acoustic guitar, strong vocals and a nice, slow melody […] even if it's not as profound as the title suggests."[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Can't Change the World" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of August 24, 2013.[5] It also debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 14, 2013. It also debuted at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart for the week of November 2, 2013. It peaked at number 22 on the Country Airplay chart, becoming Paisley's first single to miss the Top 20 on the country charts.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 43
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[7] 22
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 22
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 33

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (July 31, 2013). "Brad Paisley to Perform New Single "I Can't Change the World" on Tonight's Episode of America's Got Talent". Roughstock. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (August 31, 2013). "Brad Paisley to Shoot Movie Based on ‘I Can’t Change the World’". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (August 6, 2013). "Brad Paisley, ‘I Can’t Change the World’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sudhalter, Michael (August 10, 2013). "Single Review: Brad Paisley - I Can't Change The World". Roughstock. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Morris, Edward (August 17, 2013). "Luke Bryan Crashes Album Chart a Week Early". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Brad Paisley.
  7. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Brad Paisley.
  8. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Brad Paisley.
  9. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Paisley.
  10. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013.