Play It Again (Luke Bryan song)

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"Play It Again"
Single by Luke Bryan
from the album Crash My Party
Released March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)
Format Music download
Genre Country rock, country pop
Length 3:47
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Dallas Davidson
Ashley Gorley
Producer(s) Jeff Stevens
Luke Bryan singles chronology
"This Is How We Roll"
(2014)
"Play It Again"
(2014)
"Roller Coaster"
(2014)

"Play It Again" is a song written by Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley, and recorded by American country music singer Luke Bryan. It was released on March 24, 2014 as the fourth single from his fourth studio album, Crash My Party.[1] On April 17, 2014, "Play It Again" became Bryan's eighth non-consecutive chart-topper on the Hot Country Songs, the most by any act in the time since his first #1 "Rain Is a Good Thing" hit the top spot on July 24, 2010.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song 4 stars out of 5, praising both the lyrics for "[getting] at the emotion that hits young people who are full of life" and Bryan's charming delivery, which "sells the song". Bjorke also commended the label's timing in releasing a feel-good song so close to summertime.[3]

Commercial reception[edit]

"Play It Again" debuted at number 46 on the Country Airplay chart for the week ending March 15, 2014.[4] Two weeks later, "Play It Again" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 81 for the week ending March 29, 2014.[5] "Play It Again" reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated April 17, 2014.[2] "Play It Again" reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart for the week ending May 31, 2014; the same week, Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll", on which Bryan is a featured artist, held the No. 2 position on the Country Airplay chart, making Bryan the first artist in the chart's 24-year history to hold the top two positions simultaneously.[6]

"Play It Again" was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 20, 2014,[7] with sales of over a million in sales in the U.S. by May 2014.[8] As of August 2014, the song has sold 1,811,000 copies in the United States.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Monaco and premiered in April 2014.[10]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one single
April 26–June 14, 2014
July 5, 2014
Succeeded by
"This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
"Somethin' Bad" by Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
Preceded by
"Automatic" by Miranda Lambert
Billboard Canada Country number-one single
May 24–31, 2014
June 14–28, 2014
Succeeded by
"Automatic" by Miranda Lambert
"My Eyes" by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian
Preceded by
"Get Me Some of That"
by Thomas Rhett
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

May 31–June 21, 2014
Succeeded by
"Beat of the Music"
by Brett Eldredge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country: Going for Adds March 24, 2014". Radio & Records. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Jessen, Wade. "Luke Bryan, Martina McBride Top Country Songs, Albums Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt. "Single Review: Luke Bryan - Play It Again". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Luke Bryan - Play It Again". acharts. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Jessen, Wade; Trust, Gary. "uke Bryan Locks Up Nos. 1 And 2 On Country Airplay Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "American certifications – Luke Bryan – Play It Again". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  8. ^ Paul Grein (May 21, 2014). "Chart Watch: MJ Makes Hot 100 History". Chart Watch. 
  9. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (October 1, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – October 1, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figures given here
  10. ^ "CMT : Videos : Luke Bryan : Play It Again". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Luke Bryan.
  12. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Luke Bryan.
  13. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Luke Bryan.
  14. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Luke Bryan.
  15. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Luke Bryan.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Luke Bryan – Play It Again". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH