Whatever She's Got

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"Whatever She's Got"
Single by David Nail
from the album I'm a Fire
Released May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:57
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Jimmy Robbins
Jon Nite
Producer(s) Chuck Ainlay
Frank Liddell
Glenn Worf
David Nail singles chronology
"The Sound of a Million Dreams"
"Whatever She's Got"
"Kiss You Tonight"

"Whatever She's Got" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist David Nail. It was released in May 2013 as the first single from Nail's third studio album, I'm a Fire.[1] The album was released on March 4, 2014.[2] The song was written by Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song two and half stars out of five. Dukes called the song "pop-friendly and not nearly as deep" compared to Nail's previous singles and wrote that "banjo and electric guitar noodling keep flashbacks of 'N Sync out of one's head, but the there are few lyrics that deliver a punch to remember."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that "the production is contemporary as the melody and lyric warrant but for as country/pop [as] 'Whatever She's Got' feels, it isn't so 'pop' as to think it wouldn't play well within country radio." Bjorke also stated that "the lyrics, the melody and David Nail's vocal all work together to make the song a memorable song."[5]

Chart and sales performance[edit]

"Whatever She's Got" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of June 15, 2013.[6] It also debuted at number 43 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 6, 2013 where it peaked at No. 2 on chart dated February 8, 2014. It also debuted at number 91 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of October 19, 2013, and peaked on this chart at No. 35 for the chart dated February 22, 2014. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA on February 6, 2014, and has sold 1,157,000 copies in the U.S. as of June 2014.[7]

The song also debuted at number 95 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 30, 2013, and peaked at No. 34 for the chart dated March 1, 2014.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in July 2013.[8]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Sweet Annie"
by Zac Brown Band
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

February 8, 2014
Succeeded by
"Drink a Beer"
by Luke Bryan


  1. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (June 21, 2013). "David Nail Talks Growth On New Single 'Whatever She's Got,' Preps New LP". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "I'm a Fire – David Nail". Allmusic. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wyland, Sarah (May 29, 2013). "David Nail’s New Music Reflects His Life". Great American Country. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 21, 2013). "David Nail, ‘Whatever She’s Got’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 14, 2013). "Single Review: David Nail - "Whatever She's Got"". Roughstock. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (June 8, 2013). "Blake Shelton Recaptures Album Peak, Tim McGraw Owns Top Song". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (June 12, 2014). "Country Chart News: The Top 30 Digital Singles For June 12, 2014". Roughstock. 
  8. ^ "Nail gives "Whatever She's Got"". Country Standard Time. July 16, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "David Nail Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for David Nail.
  10. ^ "David Nail Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for David Nail.
  11. ^ "David Nail Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for David Nail.
  12. ^ "David Nail Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for David Nail.
  13. ^ "David Nail Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for David Nail.
  14. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "American single certifications – David Nail – Whatever She%27s Got". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH