Feel Like a Rock Star

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"Feel Like a Rock Star"
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Single by Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
from the album Welcome to the Fishbowl
Released April 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:28
Label BNA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Reality"
(2011)
"Feel Like a Rock Star"
(2012)
"Come Over"
(2012)
"Reality"
(2011)
"Feel Like a Rock Star"
(2012)
"Come Over"
(2012)
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Better Than I Used to Be"
(2011) Better Than I Used to Be2011
"Feel Like a Rock Star"
(2012) Feel Like a Rock Star2012
"Right Back Atcha Babe"
(2012) Right Back Atcha Babe2012

"Feel Like a Rock Star" is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson, and recorded by Kenny Chesney as a duet with Tim McGraw. The song is the first single from Chesney's 2012 album Welcome to the Fishbowl. It is his last single released by BNA Records.

History[edit]

Chesney recorded the song as a duet with McGraw and premiered it at the Academy of Country Music Awards show, broadcast on April 1, 2012. The two toured together in mid-2012.[1]

Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins wrote the song. Clawson told Taste of Country that Tompkins had begun the song with a bass guitar line, when the two observed that "everybody wants to feel like a rock star."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Rating it four-and-a-half stars out of five, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country favorably compared it to "Young" and "Big Star".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 13 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 21, 2012. It is Chesney's highest-debuting single, the previous record-holder being "Don't Blink", which debuted at number 16.[4] It is also the second highest-debuting single since January 1990, when the charts were first tabulated electronically by Nielsen SoundScan, and the highest-debuting duet on that chart in that same timespan.[5] Despite this high debut, the song peaked at number 11 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 26, 2012, becoming Chesney's first single to miss the top ten since "The Tin Man" peaked at number 19 in 2001. On the following week, "Feel Like a Rock Star" fell to number 18 while the follow-up single "Come Over" debuted at number 24.[6]

This high debut was achieved mainly by the song receiving 979 plays by radio stations on Billboard's survey in the day after the broadcast,[7] most of which came from hourly airplay on stations owned by Clear Channel Communications.[5]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 33
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 40
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 75

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

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

Parodies[edit]

  • American parody musician Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Feel Like a Rock Star" titled "Feel Like a Pawn Star" on his 2012 album Parodyziac!!.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chesney, McGraw duet, "Rockstar," sets record debut". Country Standard Time. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna. "Kenny Chesney, ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’ (Feat. Tim McGraw) – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy. "Kenny Chesney, ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’ (Feat. Tim McGraw) – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Darden, Beville (9 April 2012). "'Feel Like a Rock Star' Is Lucky No. 13 for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw". The Boot. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Trust, Gary (9 April 2012). "Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. 21 May 2012. p. 6. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chesney-McGraw collaboration, "Rockstar," gets played - a lot". Country Standard Time. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Illegal name entered Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw/Kenny+Chesney+and+Tim+McGraw/chart?f=793 "Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.
  9. ^ Illegal name entered Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw/Kenny+Chesney+and+Tim+McGraw/chart?f=379 "Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.
  10. ^ Illegal name entered Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw/Kenny+Chesney+and+Tim+McGraw/chart?f=357 "Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.
  11. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Feel Like a Rockstar". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 26, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH