It Goes Like This (song)

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"It Goes Like This"
Single by Thomas Rhett
from the album It Goes Like This
Released May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:06
Label Valory Music Group
Writer(s) Rhett Akins
Ben Hayslip
Jimmy Robbins
Producer(s) Michael Knox
Thomas Rhett singles chronology
"Beer with Jesus"
(2012)
"It Goes Like This"
(2013)
"Get Me Some of That"
(2013)

"It Goes Like This" is a song recorded by American country music artist Thomas Rhett. It was released in May 2013 as the third single from his debut album, It Goes Like This.[1] The song was written by Rhett Akins (Thomas's father), Ben Hayslip, and Jimmy Robbins.[2]

Content[edit]

In the song, the narrator states that he wants to write a song about a girl whom he finds attractive.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that "the charismatic songwriter is a natural storyteller, and his lyrics bounce to life with each verse and chorus."[3] Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Bobby Peacock of Roughstock described the song's premise as "interesting" and said that "Rhett's lightly grained, casual, friendly delivery brings to mind the rough-edged charm of Kip Moore."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by TK McKamy and premiered in June 2013.[5]

Chart and sales performance[edit]

"It Goes Like This" debuted at number 43 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of May 11, 2013.[6] It also debuted at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 1, 2013. It also debuted at number 96 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of June 29, 2013. It also debuted at number 92 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of July 27, 2013. The song has sold 1,287,000 copies in the United States as of April 2014.[7]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Hey Girl"
by Billy Currington
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

October 26–November 9, 2013
Succeeded by
"Mine Would Be You"
by Blake Shelton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (May 2, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Recalls His Grand Opry Debut". Great American Country. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (May 10, 2013). "Story Behind The Song: Thomas Rhett - It Goes Like This". Roughstock. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 2, 2013). "Thomas Rhett, ‘It Goes Like This’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Peacock, Bobby (18 June 2013). "Thomas Rhett — It Goes Like This". Roughstock. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thomas Rhett : It Goes Like This". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (May 4, 2013). "Albums Chart Reflects George Jones' Death". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (April 2, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 2, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Jerrod Niemann & Dierks Bentley Gold, Luke Bryan Leads 6 Near-Gold Singles & Stars". Roughstock. 
  8. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Thomas Rhett.
  9. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Thomas Rhett.
  10. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Thomas Rhett.
  11. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Thomas Rhett.
  12. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Thomas Rhett.
  13. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Thomas Rhett – It Goes Like This". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH