Achin' and Shakin'

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Achin' and Shakin'
LBB album.jpg
Studio album by Laura Bell Bundy
Released April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
Genre Country
Length 44:23
Label Mercury Nashville
Laura Bell Bundy chronology
Longing for a Place Already Gone
Achin' and Shakin
Another Piece of Me
Singles from Achin' and Shakin'
  1. "Giddy On Up"
    Released: February 16, 2010
  2. "Drop On By"
    Released: August 9, 2010

Achin' and Shakin' is the second studio album released by Broadway actress and Mercury Nashville recording artist Laura Bell Bundy. The album, which was released on April 13, 2010, is Bundy's first mainstream album; her first album, Longing for a Place Already Gone, was self-released in 2007. Achin' and Shakin' features the singles "Giddy On Up" and "Drop On By".


Bundy appeared on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown to talk about the new album and debut a fan-made version of her "Giddy On Up" video on April 9, 2010.[1] She also performed "Giddy On Up" on the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18, 2010. She appeared on Good Morning America on April 21, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 29 and appeared on Chelsea Lately on May 11, 2010.[2][3]


The album is divided into two themes: "Achin'", which comprises tracks 1-6, and "Shakin'", which comprises tracks 7-12.[4] Nathan Chapman produced the "Achin'" tracks; Mike Shimshack produced "Giddy On Up", "I'm No Good for Ya Baby", and "Everybody", while Kyle Kelso produced "Rebound", "Boyfriend?", and "If You Want My Love".[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[6]
The New York Times favorable[7]
Slant 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drop On By" Brice Long, Ronnie Rogers 3:09
2. "Curse the Bed" Bundy, Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff 3:24
3. "Cigarette" Bundy, Chapman 3:51
4. "Please" Bundy, Long, Tommy Lee James 3:40
5. "Homecoming Queen" Bundy 4:31
6. "When It All Goes South" Bundy, Chapman 4:29
7. "Giddy On Up" Bundy, Jeff Cohen, Mike Shimshack 3:28
8. "I'm No Good (For Ya Baby)" Bundy, Cohen, Shimshack 4:02
9. "Rebound" Bundy, Jerry Flowers 3:08
10. "Boyfriend?" Bundy, Barry Dean, Luke Laird 3:54
11. "If You Want My Love" Bundy 3:24
12. "Everybody" Bundy, Laird, Shimshack 3:13


Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #28 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling nearly 15,000 copies in its first week, becoming the highest debut album sales by a female country artist since Julianne Hough in 2008.[8] As of June 26, 2010, the album has sold 72,181 copies.[9]

Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 28
Norwegian Albums Chart[10] 34

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
US Billboard Top Country Albums 58[11]


  1. ^ " : Shows : CMT Top 20 Countdown : April 9, 2010". Country Music Television. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Laura Bell Bundy to appear on Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Chelsea Lately". 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ Laura Bell Bundy on Good Morning America[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Slant review". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  5. ^ Achin' and Shakin' (CD inserts). Laura Bell Bundy. Mercury Records. 2010. B0013968-02. 
  6. ^ Allmusic review
  7. ^ Pareles, Jon (2010-04-20). "The New York Times review". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  8. ^ NAME:. "Chart news: Kenny Chesney Jumps Into Top 15 | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  9. ^ NAME: (2010-06-17). "Dierks Leads Four New Albums into Country Top 10 | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  10. ^ "Laura Bell Bundy - Achin' And Shakin' - Music Charts". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

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