If I Didn't Have You (Thompson Square song)

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"If I Didn't Have You"
Single by Thompson Square
from the album Just Feels Good
Released October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)[1]
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:25
Label Stoney Creek
Writer(s)
Producer(s) New Voice Entertainment
Thompson Square singles chronology
"Glass"
(2012)
"If I Didn't Have You"
(2012)
"Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About"
(2013)

"If I Didn't Have You" is a song recorded by American country music duo Thompson Square. It was released in October 2012 as the first single from their album Just Feels Good.[2] The song was written by the duo's Keifer and Shawna Thompson with Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, writing that "what this duo continues to do better than any man/woman pairing in Nashville is find that sweet spot between genuine and too real."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock also gave the song four stars out of five, saying that "the melody and production are modern in approach but once you hear Shawna Thompson['s] lead vocal, it's not hard to know that this is both a country song and something that's not of the 'also-ran' category."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Brian Lazzaro and premiered in February 2013.[6]

The videos dispicts Keifer and Shawna going for a night out when their car gets struck by a semi, Shawna sustains major injuries and is asleep at the hospital recovering from her injuries while Keifer stays by her side, it also cuts into scenes of the couple singing together and Shawna's spirit singing with Keifer while she is still asleep recovering from her injuries. At the end of the video, Shawna wakes up and the duo embrace in a kiss.

Chart performance[edit]

"If I Didn't Have You" debuted at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of November 17, 2012.[7] It also debuted at number 98 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of November 17, 2012. It also debuted at number 89 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of April 13, 2013. In May 2013, it became the duo's second number one.

Chart (2012–2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 70
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 49
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 26
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 33
Preceded by
"Downtown"
by Lady Antebellum
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

May 11, 2013
Succeeded by
"Get Your Shine On"
by Florida Georgia Line

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Thompson Square's New Album Due March 26". Country Music Television. January 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Duvall, Erin (October 17, 2012). "Thompson Square, 'If I Didn't Have You' Preview Revealed". The Boot. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (October 25, 2012). "Thompson Square, ‘If I Didn’t Have You’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 16, 2012). "Single Review: Thompson Square - If I Didn't Have You". Roughstock. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : If I Didn't Have You". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (November 10, 2012). "Taylor Swift Still Commands Country Album and Songs Chart". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Thompson Square.
  9. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Thompson Square.
  10. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Thompson Square.
  11. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Thompson Square.
  12. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Thompson Square.
  13. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Thompson Square – If I Didn%27t Have You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH