I Don't Dance (Lee Brice song)

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"I Don't Dance"
Single by Lee Brice
from the album I Don't Dance
Released February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:59
Label Curb
Writer(s) Lee Brice
Rob Hatch
Dallas Davidson
Producer(s) Lee Brice
Lee Brice singles chronology
"Parking Lot Party"
(2013)
"I Don't Dance"
(2014)
"Drinking Class"
(2014)

"I Don't Dance" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Lee Brice. It was released on February 18, 2014 as the first single and title track from Brice's third studio album.[1] The album was released on September 9.[2] Brice wrote the song with Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which called it "personal, like almost every song on the Hard 2 Love album, but also powerful and experimental like Brice’s early recordings." The reviewer added that "it’s the thump of a deep drum — perhaps a tympani — and loud cry of the pedal steel that provide the song’s signature and any emotional reaction that comes while listening."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, writing that "the production and melody behind the lyrics is mid-tempo and right in the core pocket of what Lee Brice does best." Bjorke called it "a strong single choice and a song that should be the beginnings of a successful upcoming album."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ryan Smith and premiered in April 2014.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

"I Don't Dance" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of February 22, 2014.[7] It also debuted at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of March 15, 2014. It also debuted at number 89 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of May 3, 2014. The song was certified Platinum on September 2, 2014,[8] and reached over a million copies sold on September 24, 2014.[9] As of January 2015, the song has sold 1,165,000 copies in the US.[10]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"We Are Tonight"
by Billy Currington
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

August 23, 2014
Succeeded by
"Drunk on a Plane"
by Dierks Bentley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonaguro, Alison (February 10, 2014). "Lee Brice Does Not Dance". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dunkerley, Beville (June 9, 2014). "Lee Brice Reveals 'Dance' Details". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Country Update for March 6, 2014". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 6, 2014. p. 6. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lee Brice, ‘I Don’t Dance’ [Listen]". Taste of Country. February 4, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 4, 2014). "Single Review: Lee Brice - I Don't Dance". Roughstock. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Lee Brice : I Don't Dance". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (February 15, 2014). "Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Still Reign on Country Charts". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ Paul Grein (September 24, 2014). "Chart Watch: Iggy Gives J.Lo's 'Booty' a Lift". Yahoo Music! Chart Watch. 
  10. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (January 7, 2015). "Country Music’s Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of January 7, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figures given here
  11. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Lee Brice.
  12. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Lee Brice.
  13. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lee Brice.
  14. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Lee Brice.
  15. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Brice.
  16. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Lee Brice – I Don't Dance". Music Canada. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice – I Don't Dance". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH