The Mona Lisa (song)

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"The Mona Lisa"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Wheelhouse
Released December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:54
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Producer(s) Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"I Can't Change the World"
"The Mona Lisa"
"River Bank"

"The Mona Lisa" is a song recorded by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released in December 2013 as the fourth single from his ninth studio album, Wheelhouse.[1] Paisley wrote the song with Chris DuBois.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Alanna Conaway of Country Weekly gave the song an A-, writing that "between the well-crafted lyric, infectious melody and signature guitar riffs, 'The Mona Lisa' has full potential to be yet another chart-topping release for Brad."[2] The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which said that "the singer again shows that his songwriting skills are only bested by his guitar playing."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"The Mona Lisa" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of December 7, 2013. It also debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 4, 2014. It also debuted at number 19 on the U.S. Bilboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart for the week of February 15, 2014. While in the U.S. 'The Mona Lisa' was one of the less successful Paisley's singles, it entered the UK Singles Chart at #100 on week ending March 22, 2014, becoming Paisley's first UK top 100 single.

Chart (2013–2014) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[4] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 100
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 5
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[7] 19
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 24


  1. ^ a b Conaway, Alanna (November 25, 2013). "Brad Paisley to Release New Single "The Mona Lisa" on December 9". Roughstock. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (January 3, 2014). ""The Mona Lisa" by Brad Paisley". Country Weekly. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley, ‘The Mona Lisa’ [Listen]". Taste of Country. November 22, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Brad Paisley.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Brad Paisley.
  7. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Brad Paisley.
  8. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Paisley.