I Know Somebody

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"I Know Somebody"
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Single by LoCash
from the album The Fighters
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)
FormatDigital download
GenreCountry pop
Length3:18
LabelReviver
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Lindsay Rimes
LoCash singles chronology
"I Love This Life"
(2015)
"I Know Somebody"
(2016)
"Ring on Every Finger"
(2016)
"I Love This Life"
(2015)
"I Know Somebody"
(2016)
"Ring on Every Finger"
(2016)

"I Know Somebody" is a song recorded by American country music duo LoCash (formerly LoCash Cowboys). It was released to radio on February 22, 2016 as the second single from The Fighters. The song was written by Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover. "I Know Somebody" reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving LoCash their first number-one country hit. It also peaked at numbers 4 and 52 on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 174,000 copies in that country as of November 2016. It received similar chart success in Canada, reaching number 8 on the Canada Country chart and number 94 on the Canadian Hot 100.

A music video directed by Ry & Drew Cox was created to promote the single.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country reviewed the song favorably, saying that "A catchy chorus infuses “I Know Somebody” with a jolt of energy before the second verse brings the roller coaster ride back down for a moment. There are a few non-organic instruments to be found, but this is a band that’s long been comfortable stretching the definition of country music. Asking LoCash to rely on banjo and fiddle would be like asking George Strait to wear skinny jeans."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ry & Drew Cox and premiered in June 2016.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song has sold 174,000 copies in the US as of November 2016.[4]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 94
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 52
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 4

Year end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 21
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 43

Certifications[edit]

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

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LoCash Select 'I Know Somebody' as Next Single [LISTEN]". The Boot. January 25, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "ToC Critic's Pick: LoCash, 'I Know Somebody' [Listen]". Taste of Country. January 26, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : LOCASH : I Know Somebody". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 7, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: November 7, 2016". Roughstock.
  5. ^ "LoCash Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "LoCash Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "LoCash Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "LoCash Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "LoCash Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "Country Airplay: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – LoCash – I Know Somebody". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.