|Single by Rascal Flatts|
|from the album Melt|
|Released||July 8, 2003|
|Rascal Flatts singles chronology|
"I Melt" is a song written by Gary LeVox, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher, and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in July 2003 as the third single from their album Melt, and the group's seventh entry on that chart.
Gary LeVox said of the song, "That was truly enjoyable to write. Neil and Wendell had the melody idea and a chorus idea, and they called me in and we finished it that day. It’s a sexy tune. I think a lot of women would like to hear a man say they don’t have to do anything special to make him melt."
Music video and controversy
The music video for "I Melt" was filmed in Miami, Florida by directors Robert Deaton and George Flanigan. It made headlines in USA Today for a shot featuring guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude. When it debuted on Country Music Television on June 28, 2003, it became the first video showing nudity to air on the network. Great American Country banned the video when the group refused to release an edited version. Despite the controversy, the video reached number 1 on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown the week of October 2, 2003.
"I Melt" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 12, 2003.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||34|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||32|
-  archived page from Rascalflatts.com from 2002
- Cohoon, Rick. "Rascal Flatts - "I Melt"". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
- Rascal Flatts Discuss Their Racy Video
- Rascal Flatts - Saucy Country Video Creates A Storm Of Controversy
- CMT.com: CMT - Top Twenty Countdown
- "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rascal Flatts.
- "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Rascal Flatts.
- "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.