Wildflower (the JaneDear girls song)

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"Wildflower"
Single by the JaneDear girls
from the album the JaneDear girls
Released April 26, 2010
Format Airplay, music download
Genre Country
Length 2:44
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Reprise Nashville
Writer(s) Susie Brown
Vicky McGehee
Jeremy Stover
Producer(s) John Rich
the JaneDear girls singles chronology
"Wildflower"
(2010)
"Shotgun Girl"
(2011)
Music video
"Wildflower" at CMT.com

"Wildflower" is the title of a debut song written by Susie Brown, Jeremy Stover and Vicky McGehee, and recorded by American country music duo the JaneDear girls. It was released on April 26, 2010 as the lead-off single from their self-titled debut album, which was released on February 1, 2011.

Content[edit]

"Wildflower" is an up-tempo country song, backed by electric guitar, banjo, and mandolin, with a fiddle bridge. The song's female narrators describe being raised in the country and use the term 'wildflower' as a metaphor for this method of upbringing ("Hey I'm a wildflower growing in the sunshine / Soaking up the way of life I was raised in").

Reception[edit]

Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave the single four stars out of five, calling it "an excellent choice for a debut single." He also favorably described them as having "strong, sassy voices that harmonize well without seeming calculated or overblown."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Deaton-Flanigen Productions, premiered on CMT on June 14, 2010. In the video, The JaneDear Girls are shown pulling up to a farm in a pickup truck and proceeding to wash their truck as male farm hands move bales of hay. They soon coax the boys into washing it for them while they sit in lawn chairs and observe. They are then shown in a girl's bedroom getting dressed and putting on makeup. Additionally, throughout the video the duo is shown performing and playing their instruments on stage and in a field of wildflowers.

Chart performance[edit]

"Wildflower" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 15, 2010. It also debuted at number 98 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of January 29, 2011. After spending 43 weeks on the chart, it reached a peak of number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of March 5, 2011.

Chart (2010–2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 60
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peacock, Bobby (August 2, 2010). "the JaneDear girls — "Wildflower"". Roughstock. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The JaneDear Girls Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The JaneDear Girls. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "The JaneDear Girls Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The JaneDear Girls. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.