Living in Fast Forward

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"Living in Fast Forward"
Kenny Chesney - Living in Fast Forward.jpg
CD single cover, with Universal Music logo
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album The Road and the Radio
Released January 9, 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Country
Length 3:31
Label BNA, Universal
Writer(s) David Lee Murphy
Rivers Rutherford
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Who You'd Be Today"
"Living in Fast Forward"
Music video
"Living in Fast Forward" on YouTube

"Living In Fast Forward" is a song written by David Lee Murphy and Rivers Rutherford, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Chesney that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was released in January 2006 as the second single from Chesney's album The Road and the Radio.[1]

Background and content[edit]

Chesney says the song "defines how I've lived my life in the last several years. Because it has happened so quick. And I say it's happened so quick. I mean, I've been doing it for 12 years. But the last four to five years, it's been an amazing thing to live through and to see happen to you and to see your fan base grow to a point where it's unbelievable to stand in front of that microphone every night and see how passionate they are about your music. ... More importantly, how much fun they're having with it ... out in the parking lots before the show and during the show. It's everything I ever dreamed of and more."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and was released in December 2005. This video, like the one for "Summertime," was filmed on tour, but while the former shows the actual show, this one is more of the behind-the-scenes.

Chart positions[edit]

"Living in Fast Forward" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of November 19, 2005.

Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 48

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 28
Preceded by
"Your Man"
by Josh Turner
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

March 18–April 1, 2006
Succeeded by
"What Hurts the Most"
by Rascal Flatts


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 91. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Kenny Chesney on The Road and the Radio
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

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