Something That We Do

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"Something That We Do"
Clint Black - Something That We Do.jpg
Single by Clint Black
from the album Nothin' But the Taillights
Released August 25, 1997
Format CD Single
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:55
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Clint Black, Skip Ewing
Producer(s) James Stroud, Clint Black
Clint Black singles chronology
"Still Holding On"
"Something That We Do"
"Nothin' but the Taillights"

"Something That We Do" is a song recorded by American country music artist Clint Black and written by Black and Skip Ewing. It was released in August 1997 as the second single from Black's album Nothin' but the Taillights and peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 4 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was voted song of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.[1]


The song explores the complexities of romantic relationships and offers the simple truth that "Love isn't something that we're in/It's something that we do."

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the song "has a powerful and poignant poetic tone that illuminates more about the nature of love and relationships in a few minutes than several books on the subject ever could." She goes on to call the song a "sweet, moving ballad." [2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Black with the help of Timothy White.


"Something That We Do" debuted at number 62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 30, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 67
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 89
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 75


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