I Melt

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"I Melt"
Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Melt
Released July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08)
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:54
Label Lyric Street
Writer(s) Neil Thrasher
Wendell Mobley
Gary LeVox
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Marty Williams
Rascal Flatts singles chronology
"Love You Out Loud"
(2003)
"I Melt"
(2003)
"Mayberry"
(2003)

"I Melt" is a song written by Gary LeVox, Wendell Mobley, and Neil Thrasher and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in July 2003 as the third single from their album Melt. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, becoming their seventh entry on that chart.

Content[edit]

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."[1]

Reception[edit]

Rick Cohoon of Allmusic gave the song a positive review. He stated in his review that "Gary LeVox delivers a sultry, passionate performance backed up by some of the best harmony in Nashville."[2]

Music video and controversy[edit]

The music video for "I Melt" was filmed in Miami, Florida by directors Robert Deaton and George Flanigan.[3] 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.[3] When it debuted on Country Music Television on June 28, 2003, it became the first video showing nudity to air on the network.[4] Great American Country banned the video when the group refused to release an edited version.[4] Despite the controversy, the video reached number 1 on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown the week of October 2, 2003.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Melt" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 12, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 34

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 32

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