Me and My Gang (song)

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"Me and My Gang"
Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Me and My Gang
Released April 17, 2006
Format Music download, CD
Genre Country, alternative rock
Length 3:37
Label Lyric Street
Writer(s) Jeffrey Steele, Jon Stone, Tony Mullins
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Rascal Flatts singles chronology
"What Hurts the Most"
(2006)
"Me and My Gang"
(2006)
"Life Is a Highway"
(2006)

"Me and My Gang" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele, Jon Stone and Tony Mullins, recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts on their album of the same name, and released on April 17, 2006 as the second single from the album. The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard country singles charts that year.

Content[edit]

"Me and My Gang" is an up-tempo with electric guitar accompaniment, including a talk box in the intro. In it, the male narrator tells of traveling across the country with his gang.

Tony Mullins, one of the song's writers, said that he came up with the song's main riff while working on another song. Jeffrey Steele then heard the riff and decided that it seemed to fit a title, "Me and My Gang", that he had in his mind at the time.[1] While working on recording the song, Rascal Flatts' lead singer Gary LeVox called Mullins and asked if one line in the song could be changed. This line then became "Dude named Elrod, jammin' on an iPod", which Mullins says was the first line that came to him.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, in reviewing the album, said that the song seemed like a simplification of Big & Rich's "swagger" and featured similar talk-box riffs to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer".[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 50
US Billboard Pop 100 71

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 38

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