Can't Shake You

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"Can't Shake You"
Single by Gloriana
from the album A Thousand Miles Left Behind
ReleasedSeptember 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)
FormatMusic download
LabelEmblem/Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Tom Gossin
James T. Slater
Stephanie Bentley
Producer(s)Matt Serletic
Gloriana singles chronology
"(Kissed You) Good Night"
"Can't Shake You"
"Best Night Ever"

"Can't Shake You" is a song by the American country music group Gloriana. It was released in September 2012 as the third single and final single from their album A Thousand Miles Left Behind. Group member Tom Gossin co-wrote it with James T. Slater and Stephanie Bentley.


"Can't Shake You" is a midtempo ballad about a male who, despite breaking up, cannot "shake" the memory of a former lover.[1] The lyric features the male's perspective on the first verse, which is sung by Tom Gossin, and a female perspective sung by Rachel Reinert on the second.

Co-writer James T. Slater said that he had the song's piano intro for nearly a year before collaborating with Stephanie Bentley and Tom Gossin. He told Taste of Country that the song's idea came after recalling that an ex-girlfriend still had possessions left at his house from two years prior.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song 4 stars out of 5, saying that it "may be the most vulnerable moment" on the album. He also thought that the production and sound helped the band distinguish its sound from that of Lady Antebellum.[3]

Music video[edit]

TK McKamy directed the song's music video, which was filmed at Silverado's bar in Nashville.[4][5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012–2013) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 83
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[7] 16
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 20

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[9] 64
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 74


  1. ^ Sep 7th 2012 8:30AM by Stephen L. Betts Comments (2012-09-07). "Gloriana, 'Can't Shake You' Is Post-Breakup Therapy (VIDEO)". The Boot. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  2. ^ "Gloriana, 'Can't Shake You' – Lyrics Uncovered". 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  3. ^ "Gloriana, 'Can't Shake You' – Song Review". 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  4. ^ Nov 21st 2012 2:15PM by Brittany Galla Comments (2012-11-21). "Gloriana 'Can't Shake You' Video". The Boot. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  5. ^ 11/19/12. "Music Video : Can't Shake You : Gloriana". CMT. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  6. ^ "Gloriana Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Gloriana Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Gloriana Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.

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