Do I" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released in May 2009 as the lead-off single from his album . Bryan co-wrote the song with Doin' My Thing Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of the group Lady Antebellum, whose co-lead singer Hillary Scott is featured on background vocals.
Content [ edit ]
CMT that, "the song is about a couple that doesn't know if their worlds are right with each other, or they don't know how their relationship's going down hill". [1 ]
The song is in the
key of A major, with Bryan's vocals ranging from C♯4 to F♯5. [2 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
Stephen M. Deusner of Engine 145 gave the song a thumbs-down. Although he described the lyrics favorably by saying that "the scenario is all the more affecting for its mundanity" and "'Do I' implies no hint of a happily ever after, and that ambiguity gives the lyrics extra impact", Deusner criticized Bryan's vocal performance, saying "it never quite conveys much desperation or despair. There’s no worry in his voice, nor does it sound like he’s trying to keep a stoic front."
Chris Neal of [3 ] described the song favorably in his review of the album, saying that it "shows a knack for convincingly delivering hymns to thwarted love." Country Weekly [4 ]
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was directed by
Shaun Silva and was filmed in a high rise condominium in downtown Nashville. It features Luke Bryan singing in an elevator. It premiered on Amazon.com on June 29, 2009.
Chart performance [ edit ]
"Do I" debuted on the U.S.
Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 53 for the chart week of May 9, 2009. In November 2009, the song became his first Top 40 on the . Billboard Hot 100
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Luke Bryan on CMT.com talks about "Do I" video". Luke Bryan. 1 June 2009 . Retrieved . 18 August 2011
^ "Digital sheet music - Luke Bryan — Do I". Musicnotes.com. Alfred Publishing . Retrieved . August 11, 2011
^ Deusner, Stephen M. (2009-05-22). "Luke Bryan "Do I. "" Engine 145 . Retrieved . 2009-07-25
^ Neal, Chris (2009-10-19). "Album reviews". Country Weekly 16 (36): 50.
^ "Luke Bryan – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Luke Bryan. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
^ "Luke Bryan – Chart history" for Luke Bryan. Retrieved January 29, 2011. Billboard Hot 100
^ "Luke Bryan – Chart history" for Luke Bryan. Retrieved January 29, 2011. Billboard Hot Country Songs
^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 2009 . Retrieved . December 13, 2009
^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 2010 . Retrieved . December 13, 2010
^ "American single certifications – Luke Bryan – Do I". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . May 26, 2013 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
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