Anything but Mine

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"Anything but Mine"
Anything but Mine2.jpg
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album When the Sun Goes Down
Released January 3, 2005
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 5:25 (album version)
Label BNA
Writer(s) Scooter Carusoe
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"The Woman with You"
"Anything but Mine"
"Keg in the Closet"
Music video
"Anything But Mine" on YouTube

"Anything but Mine" is a song written by Scooter Carusoe and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in January 2005 as the fifth single from his 2004 album When the Sun Goes Down. It reached number one on the U.S. country chart in April 2005.[1]


The song is a mid-tempo ballad in which the narrator recalls a teen-aged encounter with a female, during a late summer vacation in a beach town. In the chorus, he explains that although he has to leave the next day to his home in Cleveland, he still tells her "I don't see how you could ever be anything but mine". The radio edit features an abridged intro and outro, while the album version features a false ending, followed by another repetition of the chorus run through a vocal filter.

Scooter Carusoe, the writer of this song, also co-wrote Chesney's 2008 Number One hit "Better as a Memory" with Lady Goodman.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Shaun Silva, was shot in Malibu, California and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Chesney and the band were filmed in Myrtle Beach at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, in front of a ride called, "The Hurricane," and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, The scenes featuring surfer Amy Cobb as "Mary" were shot on the California coast & also in Myrtle Beach. Sonny Miller, who also shot the film "Blue Crush," was employed for the underwater and surfing scenes in California.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Anything but Mine" debuted at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 1, 2005.

Chart (2005) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 48

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 13


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 91. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Surf's Up for Kenny Chesney Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  5. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
Preceded by
"That's What I Love About Sunday"
by Craig Morgan
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

April 23—April 30, 2005
Succeeded by
"It's Getting Better All the Time"
by Brooks & Dunn