Remember That

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"Remember That"
Single by Jessica Simpson
from the album Do You Know
Released September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
Format Radio
Digital download
Genre Country pop
Length 3:44
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Rachel Proctor
Victoria Banks
Producer(s) Brett James
John Shanks
Jessica Simpson singles chronology
"Come On Over"
(2008)
"Remember That"
(2008)

"Remember That" is a song by American recording artist Jessica Simpson from her sixth studio album, Do You Know (2008).[1] Columbia Nashville released it as the album's second single on September 9, 2008. It was written by Rachel Proctor and Victoria Banks and produced by Brett James and John Shanks.

The song was released in North America. "Remember That" has received mixed reviews from music critics. The song is addressed to women who suffer from domestic abuse. The song did not make much impact in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100, but failing to reach the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song did manage to peak at number forty-two on Billboard Country Songs, and at number eighty-eight in Canada. [2]

Background and theme[edit]

After the release of her 2006 pop album A Public Affair, Simpson stated she wanted to go back to her roots and do country music because she "has been brought up around country music", and wants to give something back.[3] Simpson had already sung country themed songs previous like "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". "Remember That" was co-written by country music writers Rachel Proctor and Victoria Banks. The lyrics of the single focus on a history of anger, violence and the strength that it takes for the victim to leave the abuser.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

"Remember That" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B-, saying that "Jessica Simpson’s second country single is a good deal better than her first", although he criticized the ending lyric and production.[5] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described on "Remember That" she’s believably incensed, and on the impressive.[6]

Jennifer Webb of About.com wrote that the song, It goes far beyond a light-hearted "listen and enjoy" situation. That's because it deals with the topic of abuse. Remain strong in your resolve to not let the other person get to you anymore, whether that means emotionally or physically. If he shows up to your door in the middle of the night or your phone doesn't stop ringing, all you have to do is think back to the words or the "whiskey in his whispers and the lies that felt so easy from his lips." You might have a hard time listening to this at times, but that's because it really gets you deep down inside.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

The song did not make much impact in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100, but failing to reach the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song did manage to peak at number forty-two on Billboard Country Songs, and at number eighty-eight in Canada. As the date, "Remember That" has sold 207,000 paid digital downloads according to Nielsen Soundscan.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[9]
  1. "Remember That" – 3:40

Promotion[edit]

Simpson promoted the song on Good Morning America, Grand Ole Opry, The View, The Early Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 88
Canada (Hot Canadian Digital Singles)[12] 68
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[13] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 42
US Hot Digital Songs (Billboard)[15] 67
Ukraine (FDR Pop Charts)[16] 3

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