Consider Me Gone
|"Consider Me Gone"|
|Single by Reba|
|from the album Keep On Loving You|
|Released||July 29, 2009|
|Label||Starstruck Records/Valory Music Co.|
|Reba singles chronology|
|Keep On Loving You track listing|
"Consider Me Gone" is a song written by Steve Diamond and Marv Green. It was recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire as her second release for the Valory label, a sister label of Big Machine Records. It is also the second single from her thirty-third studio album Keep On Loving You, which was released on August 18, 2009. On the Billboard country singles charts dated for the week of January 2, 2010, the song became McEntire's twenty-fourth number-one single. It is also her longest-lasting number one at four weeks.
"Consider Me Gone" is a moderate up-tempo, featuring electric guitar and steel guitar fills. The narrator describes her lover as not being satisfied with her, but she decides to carry on without him and tells him to "consider [her] gone."
Jim Malec of "The 9513" gave the song a thumbs-down, saying that it "is a perfectly fine tune, unobjectionable but seemingly a better fit for a new artist who perhaps doesn’t have access to Music City’s best material. Reba, of course, could have the pick of the litter."
Bobby Peacock, in his review of the album for Roughstock, compared the song's sound to McEntire's 1990s material, describing it as "an easy-going mid-tempo which focuses on the tail end of a fading relationship. The melody and production are a bit more stripped-down than most mainstream country radio, so this should do well as the second single."
McEntire debuted the song at CMT's Invitation Only event; the performance was included as bonus content on the album. Additionally, the song was included on a set of songs McEntire performed for the QVC home shopping network prior to the street date of the album. Since the album's release, Reba has performed the song on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis and Kelly, America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, and several other nationally syndicated television and radio shows. For the international release of the song, she performed the song at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards on September 13, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Consider Me Gone" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 22, 2009. It is her 58th Top 10 hit and her first solo Top 10 since "He Gets That From Me" in 2005. It became her 24th Number One hit on the chart week of January 2, 2010 and her first Number One in the United States since "Somebody" in August 2004. It also debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending October 17, 2009 and peaked at number 38, becoming her 3rd top 40 hit on that chart. The song has become McEntire's longest-running number-one single with four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||38|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||52|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||42|
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- Malec, Jim (2009-07-30). "Reba McEntire — "Consider Me Gone"". The 9513. Archived from the original on August 3, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
- Peacock, Bobby (2009-08-17). "Keep on Loving You review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
- "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
- "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Reba McEntire.
- "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Reba McEntire.
- "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.