Chainsaw (The Band Perry song)

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Single by The Band Perry
from the album Pioneer
ReleasedMarch 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)
FormatMusic download
LabelRepublic Nashville
Songwriter(s)Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne
Matthew Ramsey
Producer(s)Dann Huff
The Band Perry singles chronology
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely"
"Gentle on My Mind"

"Chainsaw" is a song recorded by American country music group The Band Perry. It was released in March 3, 2014 as the fourth single from their second album, Pioneer. The song was written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey.[1]

One of the writers who help write the song, Matthew Ramsey originally recorded the song with his band Old Dominion.


"Chainsaw" is a song about a woman who, when jilted by her lover, destroys a tree into which the two carved their initials.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it a "B+", Tammy Ragusa of Country Weekly said that the song "casts the Perry siblings in a fiercer light" and was "clever, groovy, hooky, and fun".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Chainsaw" was filmed at two locations in Oregon: Silver Falls State Park near Silverton and the Bottle Factory, a local bar in Stayton.[3] It was directed by David McClister and premiered in May 2014.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 88
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 86
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 20

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 60
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 61


  1. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Ragusa, Tammy (31 March 2014). "Reviews: The Band Perry — 'Chainsaw'". Country Weekly. 21 (13): 67. ISSN 1074-3235.
  3. ^ Capi Lynn (April 24, 2014). "Setting the stage". Statesman Journal. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Watch The Band Perry's New 'Chainsaw' Video". May 13, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-14. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.