I Can't Love You Back

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"I Can't Love You Back"
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Single by Easton Corbin
from the album Easton Corbin
ReleasedNovember 8, 2010
FormatDigital download
Recorded2009
GenreCountry
Length4:05
LabelMercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Carson Chamberlain
Easton Corbin singles chronology
"Roll with It"
(2010)
"I Can't Love You Back"
(2010)
"Lovin' You Is Fun"
(2012)

"I Can't Love You Back" is a song written by Carson Chamberlain, Jeff Hyde, and Clint Daniels and recorded by American country music artist Easton Corbin. It was released in November 2010 as the third and final single from Corbin's self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Content[edit]

The narrator goes through all the ways he wants to love his significant other except for the fact that she is not returning to him.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered on Vevo and GAC in December 2010. The storyline of the video is told backwards, starting with the woman in the car, and finally making her way to the bedroom where Corbin does his performance. After sitting down for a second, she gets back up and leaves, however, this is only after she turns around and both of them look at each other's faces.

Critical reception[edit]

Kyle Ward of Roughstock gave the song a favorable review with 4.5/5 stars, saying that Corbin "pours out his heart and bears his emotions and grabs you with a convincingly heartbreaking performance." Ward also states that the production was "appropriate; wistful during the verses and a louder, more emotional score during the chorus."[1] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B grade, saying that the song is beautiful but the only flaw is his "over-singing in the choruses."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Can't Love You Back" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the chart week ending November 27, 2010. It also debuted at number 97 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of March 26, 2011. It peaked at number 14 in May 2011, becoming his first single to miss the Top 10 of the country chart.

Chart (2010–11) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 76

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward, Kyle (2010-11-01). "Easton Corbin - "I Can't Love You Back"". Roughstock.com. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  2. ^ Coyne, Kevin John. "Easton Corbin - "I Can't Love You Back" review". Country Universe. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Easton Corbin Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Easton Corbin Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.

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