Bottoms Up (Brantley Gilbert song)

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"Bottoms Up"
Single by Brantley Gilbert
from the album Just as I Am
Released December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:42
Label Valory Music Group
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Brantley Gilbert singles chronology
"More Than Miles"
(2012)
"Bottoms Up"
(2013)
"Small Town Throwdown"
(2014)

"Bottoms Up" is a song recorded by American country rock artist Brantley Gilbert. It is the first single from his third studio album Just as I Am, and was released on December 16, 2013.[1][2] The song was written by Gilbert, Justin Weaver and Brett James.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo song with country rock influences. The song has the male narrator addressing his lover and offering to party with her by telling her, "tonight it's bottoms up."[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal wrote that "With this new song, he has shown maturity as both a vocalist and songwriter…'Bottoms Up' seems like a fun track for him to play at his live shows that will surely get the crowd excited."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock rated it 3.5 out of 5, saying that "If you like the sound of the stuff from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett, you’ll certainly enjoy 'Bottoms Up.' If you wanted the more ‘edgy’ rockin’ side to Brantley, this one certainly isn’t gonna be your kind of song. It’s certainly no 'Hell on Wheels' or 'Kick It in the Sticks' but it’s also not far removed vocally from 'More Than Miles.'"[5]

Commercial[edit]

Released on December 16, 2013, the song premiered at the No. 1 spot at Country Digital Songs with 63,000 downloads sold.[1] The song reached a million in sales in the U.S. by April 2014, and became the first million-selling song by Brantley Gilbert.[6] The song was certified Platinum by RIAA on May 1, 2014.[7] The song has sold 1,762,000 copies in the U.S. as of June 2015.[8]

Music video[edit]

Shane Drake directed the music video.[9] In it, Gilbert is dressed in 1930s apparel and surrounded by flappers while smuggling illegal moonshine.[10][11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Chillin' It"
by Cole Swindell
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

March 15–22, 2014
Succeeded by
"This Is How We Roll"
by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
Preceded by
"Drink to That All Night"
by Jerrod Niemann
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

May 10, 2014
Succeeded by
"Give Me Back My Hometown"
by Eric Church

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brantley Gilbert Hits New Country Chart Highs". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Previews Upcoming Album in Nashville : MusicRow – Nashville's Music Industry Publication – News, Songs From Music City". Musicrow.com. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Brantley Gilbert, 'Bottoms Up' [Listen]". Tasteofcountry.com. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  4. ^ Review: Country singer Brantley Gilbert rocks on 'Bottoms Up' single (Includes first-hand account)
  5. ^ "Single Review: Brantley Gilbert - Bottoms Up | Country Music Reviews, Taylor Swift to Lady Antebellum". Roughstock.com. 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  6. ^ Paul Grein (April 30, 2014). "Chart Watch: Pharrell Steps Up". Yahoo Music. 
  7. ^ a b "American single certifications – Brantley Gilbert – Bottoms Up". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 21, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (June 17, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of June 17, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  9. ^ "Music Video : Bottoms Up : Brantley Gilbert". CMT. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  10. ^ "Brantley Gilbert's Moonshine-Filled 'Bottoms Up' Video". Tasteofcountry.com. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  11. ^ Alison Bonaguro. "News : Brantley Gilbert Trades Cuffs for French Cuffs". CMT. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  12. ^ "Brantley Gilbert – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Brantley Gilbert.
  13. ^ "Brantley Gilbert – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Brantley Gilbert.
  14. ^ "Brantley Gilbert – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Brantley Gilbert.
  15. ^ "Brantley Gilbert – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Brantley Gilbert.
  16. ^ "Brantley Gilbert – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brantley Gilbert.
  17. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.