Say You Do (Dierks Bentley song)

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"Say You Do"
Say You Do Single.jpg
Single by Dierks Bentley
from the album Riser
ReleasedOctober 6, 2014 (2014-10-06)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013–14
GenreCountry
Length3:40
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ross Copperman
Dierks Bentley singles chronology
"Drunk on a Plane"
(2014)
"Say You Do"
(2014)
"Riser"
(2015)

"Say You Do" is a song written by Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, and Trevor Rosen and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in October 2014 as the fourth single from Bentley's 2014 album Riser (2014).

The song has sold 362,000 copies in the US as of May 2015.[1] On June 3, 2015, it was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Background[edit]

Bentley stated that "Say You Do" was the song on his album Riser that he loved from the very beginning. He added that he and his camp knew it was going to be a single; they just had to find the right time for it.[2]

Content[edit]

This song is about a man who begs his ex-lover to say she'll come back to him and love him for the night like she used to, even if she won't. Bentley said that the song "is about wanting something so badly even if it's not good for you, just wanting that love back, which is something I think everyone can relate to at some point in their life".[3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered on September 22, 2014. In the somber video, shot in Canada, Bentley lands with his plane on a lake. He then rides on his motorcycle to a secluded cabin where he spends the night drinking whiskey alone.[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (May 28, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of May 27, 2015". Sales figure given here
  2. ^ Cindy Watts (22 September 2014). "Dierks Bentley sings hardcore yearning in 'Say You Do'". Tennessean.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Dierks Bentley's 'Say You Do' Video Finds Singer Heartsick". Taste of Country. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley Pleads 'Say You Do' in New Video - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Dierks Bentley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Best of 2015: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Dierks Bentley – Say You Do". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 11, 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.