Payback (song)

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For the song by James Brown, see The Payback (song).
Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Rewind
Released June 16, 2014 (2014-06-16)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 2:59
Label Big Machine
Writer(s) Aaron Eshuis
Neil Mason
Ryan Hurd
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Rascal Flatts singles chronology

"Payback" is a song recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in June 2014 as the second single from their ninth studio album, Rewind. The song was written by Aaron Eshuis, Neil Mason and Ryan Hurd.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, calling it "an undeniable country earworm that’s bound to be a live show favorite" while adding that "it doesn’t sound like anything else on the radio, but stays true to Rascal Flatts’ repertoire."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Payback" debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of June 21, 2014.[2] It also debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 12, 2014.

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[3] 43
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 15
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[5] 22
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 26