Come Over (Kenny Chesney song)

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"Come Over"
KennyChesney - ComeOver.jpg
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Welcome to the Fishbowl
Released May 14, 2012 (2012-05-14)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Country
Length 4:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Feel Like a Rock Star"
(2012)
"Come Over"
(2012)
"El Cerrito Place"
(2012)

"Feel Like a Rock Star"
(2012)
"Come Over"
(2012)
"El Cerrito Place"
(2012)

"Come Over" is a song written by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne[1] and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released in May 2012 as the second single from Chesney's 2012 album Welcome to the Fishbowl.

Content[edit]

The song is in the key of D-flat major with a main chord pattern of Bm7–Gsus2–D–A.[2]

Co-writer Josh Osborne said that when writing the song, he and the co-writers were composing melodies when co-writer Sam Hunt suggested to make it a "kind of desperate thing, like the guy is pleading with this girl to come over." Upon reaching the chorus, they decided to repeat the phrase "come over" five times to "[get] into the emotion of the situation."[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that "the songwriters show power in efficiency, yet the singer never really conveys the physical need for this woman that the repetition begs for."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it "shows off a completely different side for Kenny Chesney and it manages to feel immediate and current in ways that 'Feel Like a Rock Star' didn't."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in June 2012.[6] It was filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with some ocean scenes near Miami Beach, Florida. Chesney has described the music video as a "classy booty call." It is entirely in black-and-white, and features a cameo from his dog, Poncho, standing on a paddleboard alongside Chesney. [7]

Chart performance[edit]

"Come Over" debuted at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 2, 2012.[8] After spending eleven weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, "Come Over" became Chesney's twenty-second number one single on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 11, 2012. The song has sold over a million copies in the US.[9]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 48
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 23
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 76
US Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 35


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Other versions[edit]

Co-writer Sam Hunt recorded a version of "Come Over" for his acoustic mixtape Between the Pines (2013).[16] This recording entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 42 following the mixtape's 2015 re-release on MCA Nashville.[17] As of November 2015, Hunt's version has sold 14,000 units.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Chesney Unveils New Single, "Come Over"". Country Music Television. May 14, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "'Come Over' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Paxman, Bob (August 20, 2012). "Story Behind the Song". Country Weekly. 19 (34): 20–21. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 14, 2012). "Kenny Chesney, 'Come Over' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 14, 2012). "Single Review: Kenny Chesney - "Come Over"". Roughstock. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Wyland, Sarah (June 5, 2012). "Watch Kenny Chesney's Steamy New "Come Over" Video!". Great American Country. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Watch Now: Kenny Chesney's "Come Over" Music Video Premiere! Archived 2013-01-22 at Archive.is
  8. ^ Morris, Edward (May 26, 2012). "Carrie Underwood Still Champion With Blown Away". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ Paul Grein (31 October 2012). "Week Ending Oct. 28, 2012. Songs: Chris Brown's Comeback". Chart Watch. Yahoo Music. 
  10. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Come Over". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 23, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ McClellan, Laura (October 28, 2015). "Sam Hunt Reissues Acoustic Record on 1-Year Anniversary of 'Montevallo'". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Sam Hunt – Chart history: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 9, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Singles: November 9, 2015". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 

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