|Single by Rascal Flatts|
|from the album Melt|
|Released||December 29, 2003|
|Rascal Flatts singles chronology|
"Mayberry" is a song written by Arlos Smith and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in December 2003 as the fourth and final single from their album Melt. The song reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and also peaked at number 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it a crossover hit.
Gary LeVox said of the song, "The banjo really stands out on this track. It tells a lot about life in 2002, how busy you can get being caught up in the rat race. It reminds me of my childhood and it’s a really cool tune--one of our favorites."
The song references the easy-going life lived in the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina from The Andy Griffith Show. It depicts the way life used to be, before the world started changing and becoming so fast paced. These words describe a place where "Sunday was a day of rest," you had time to sit on the porch and enjoy a nice cola and everyone in town knew one another. The part where they mention a child fishing with his father is a nod to the The Andy Griffith Show's introduction which pictures characters Andy and his son Opie fishing.
"Mayberry" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 3, 2004.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||21|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||7|
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