Rewind (Rascal Flatts song)

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Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Rewind
Released January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)[1]
Genre Country pop
Length 3:23
Label Big Machine
Producer(s) Rascal Flatts[2][3][4]
Rascal Flatts singles chronology

"Rewind" is a song written by Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, and Eric Paslay,[2] and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It is their 33rd single release, and the first from their ninth studio album of the same name.


Bassist Jay DeMarcus told USA Today that the song "felt like a good way to bridge the gap between familiar Rascal Flatts and a new era of Rascal Flatts".[2] "Rewind" was recorded at DeMarcus's studio; unlike their previous several albums, which were produced by Dann Huff, "Rewind" is the first time that the band has produced any of their songs by themselves. The album will also include production credits from Huff and Howard Benson.[2]

The song is a mid-tempo ballad with prominent electric guitar. In it, the narrator wishes that he could "rewind" and experience his first encounter with his lover a second time.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Taste of Country staff described the song favorably, saying that it "The chorus provides a unique way of getting Rascal Flatts' romantic statement through to their audience" and "It's a familiar formula."[6] Got Country Online's Tara Toro wrote that "The guitar riff introduction didn't excite me, but the melody and hook are very catchy. As always, Gary LeVox's vocals are strong, as are the trio's harmonies." She gave the song 4 stars out of 5.[7] Also giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock praised lead singer Gary LeVox's "regular vocal register" along with DeMarcus's and Joe Don Rooney's harmonies. He described it as having a "Beatles-like lead guitar" and said that it "is fresh and different for the band and that alone should help it become ...a massive radio hit."[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mason Dixon and premiered in February 2014. It starred Nashville actors and real life couple Josh Castle and Kaitlin Benedetto as the leads. The video received a CMT Award nomination for "Video of the Year."[9]

Chart history[edit]

The song debuted at number 28 on the Country Airplay dated for the week ending January 25, 2014. It was the highest-debuting song that week.[10] It sold 38,000 downloads on its debut week.[11] As of June 2014, the single has sold 626,000 copies in the U.S.[12] This is the band's 15th Top 40 hit on the pop charts.

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 41
Canada Country (Billboard)[14] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 38
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[16] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[17] 4
US Top Country Albums (Billboard) (EP)[18] 40

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[19] 19
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[20] 22


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[22][23][24]
  1. "Rewind" – 3:23
Walmart Exclusive EP[25]
  1. "Rewind"* – 3:23
  2. "Why Wait"** – 3:44
  3. "Come Wake Me Up"*** – 4:23
  4. "Dancin' on My Grave" (Walmart exclusive) – 3:09

* From Rewind (2014)
** From Nothing Like This (2010)
*** From Changed (2012)


  1. ^ "Rascal Flatts Release New Single, "Rewind"". Country Music Television. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Mansield, Brian (8 January 2014). "Rascal Flatts hits 'Rewind' with new single". USA Today. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Rewind EP (Extended play liner notes). Rascal Flatts. Big Machine Records. 2014. BMRRF0301E. 
  4. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (March 31, 2014). "Track Listing For Rascal Flatts' 'Rewind' Revealed". MusicRow. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Skates, Sarah (8 January 2014). "Rascal Flatts Press Play On 'Rewind'". MusicRow. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rascal Flatts, 'Rewind' [Listen]". Taste of Country. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Toro, Tara (9 January 2014). "SINGLE REVIEW: Rascal Flatts: "Rewind"". Got Country Online. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (8 January 2014). "Single Review: Rascal Flatts - Rewind". Roughstock. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Rascal Flatts : Rewind". Country Music Television. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Morris, Edward (18 January 2014). "Florida Georgia Line Own Both Charts This Week". Country Music Television. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Conaway, Alanna (2013-01-24). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - January 22, 2014: Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery Tops". Roughstock. 
  12. ^ Roland, Tom (July 2, 2014). "Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Eric Church Lead SoundScan Mid-Year Country Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Rascal Flatts.
  14. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Rascal Flatts.
  15. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Rascal Flatts.
  16. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Rascal Flatts.
  17. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rascal Flatts.
  18. ^ "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Rascal Flatts – Rewind". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "Rewind - Single by Rascal Flatts". iTunes Stores. Apple Inc. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Rewind: Rascal Flatts: MP3 Downloads". (US),, Inc. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Rewind: Rascal Flatts: MP3 Downloads". (US),, Inc. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "Rewind (EP) (Walmart Exclusive), Rascal Flatts: Country". Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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