I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes

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"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
I Wanna Make you close.jpg
Single by Dierks Bentley
from the album Feel That Fire
Released July 27, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Country
Length 3:59
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Brett Beavers
  • Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley singles chronology
"Sideways"
(2009)
"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
(2009)
"Up on the Ridge"
(2010)
"Sideways"
(2009)
"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
(2009)
"Up on the Ridge"
(2010)

"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in July 2009 as the third single from his album Feel That Fire. Bentley wrote the song with Brett Beavers.

Content[edit]

"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" is a country ballad, in which the song's male narrator tells his lover that he wants to make her close her eyes, in other words, feel sexual arousal to the point that she closes her eyes to savor it.

Bentley said of the song, "One of the best compliments I can get is when a guy comes up to me and says that one of my songs helped him out at home...maybe helped him smooth something over with his girlfriend or wife. That's the goal with this one."[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Andrew Lacy of Engine 145 gave the song a thumbs down for, criticizing it for being boring and forgettable and saying that "Here, he sounds as though co-producer Brett Beavers pulled him out of bed early in the morning, put a microphone in front of him and told him to make it quick because Luke Bryan needs to use the studio in 20 minutes."[2]

Music Video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in late 2009.

Chart performance[edit]

"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 52. On the week of January 26, 2010, it peaked at number 2 on the country chart, making it the first single from this album to miss the top spot.

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 92
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 52
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dierks.com/news/new-dierks-single-i-wanna-make-you-close-your-eyes
  2. ^ Lacy, Andrew (2009-07-27). "Dierks Bentley – "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"". Engine 145. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Dierks Bentley – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Dierks Bentley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  6. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.