Why Ya Wanna
|"Why Ya Wanna"|
|Single by Jana Kramer|
|from the album Jana Kramer|
|Released||January 16, 2012|
|Jana Kramer singles chronology|
"Why Ya Wanna" is a song recorded by American actress and country music artist Jana Kramer. It was released in January 2012 as the first single from her self-titled debut album, which was released on June 5. The song was written by Ashley Gorley, Catt Gravitt and Chris DeStefano.
"Why Ya Wanna" is a mid-tempo song in which the female narrator encounters an ex-lover, and asks him why he "want[s] to make [her] keep loving" him. The song is in 3/4 time signature and the key of E major.
Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song two and a half stars out of five, writing that it "packs a surprising emotional punch, but it's weakened away by a grating melody." Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, calling it "a convincing, catchy slice of neo-trad that sounds as much 1992 as 2012."
The music video was directed by Kristin Barlowe and premiered in February 2012.
Charts and certifications
- Conaway, Alanna (April 8, 2012). "Jana Kramer to Release Self-Titled Debut Album on June 5". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- "'Why Ya Wanna' sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- Dukes, Billy (January 11, 2012). "Jana Kramer, ‘Why Ya Wanna’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- Peacock, Bobby (March 5, 2012). "Single Review: Jana Kramer - "Why Ya Wanna"". Roughstock. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- Cooper, Brittany Joy (February 15, 2012). "Jana Kramer Debuts Music Video for ‘Why Ya Wanna’". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- Morris, Edward (December 3, 2011). "Scotty McCreery, Lady Antebellum Top Billboard Country Charts". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- "Jana Kramer Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Jana Kramer.
- "Jana Kramer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jana Kramer.
- "Jana Kramer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Jana Kramer.
- "Jana Kramer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jana Kramer.
- "American single certifications – Jana Kramer – Why Ya Wanna". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 23, 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.