What's a Guy Gotta Do

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"What's a Guy Gotta Do"
Single by Joe Nichols
from the album Revelation
Released November 8, 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 2:22
Label Universal South
Writer(s) Don Sampson, Joe Nichols, Kelley Lovelace
Producer(s) Brent Rowan
Joe Nichols singles chronology
"If Nobody Believed in You"
"What's a Guy Gotta Do"
"Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off"

"What's a Guy Gotta Do" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Joe Nichols. It was released in November 2004 as the second and final single from his album Revelation. It peaked at number 4 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 64 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was written by Nichols, Kelley Lovelace and Don Sampson.


The song is an up-tempo in which the narrator asks himself, "what's a guy gotta do to get a girl in this town?"

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil, and features a man who tries unsuccessfully to get a girlfriend, from being maced in the eyes to getting arrested for being accused of harassment at Wal-Mart. The video was shot on December 2, 2004.

Chart performance[edit]

"What's a Guy Gotta Do" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 20, 2004.

Chart (2004-2005) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 64
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 21


  1. ^ "Joe Nichols Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Joe Nichols. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Joe Nichols Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Joe Nichols. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

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