Something to Do with My Hands

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"Something to Do with My Hands"
Single by Thomas Rhett
from the album It Goes Like This
Released February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Format Music download
Genre Country rock
Length 3:20
Label Valory Music Group
Writer(s) Thomas Rhett
Lee Thomas Miller
Chris Stapleton
Producer(s) Jay Joyce
Thomas Rhett singles chronology
"Something to Do with My Hands"
(2012)
"Beer with Jesus"
(2012)

"Something to Do with My Hands" is a song recorded by American country music artist Thomas Rhett. It was released in February 2012 as the first single from his debut album, It Goes Like This. Rhett wrote the song with Lee Thomas Miller and Chris Stapleton.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, calling it "clever, but not so cheeky that the joke tires after a listen or three."[2] Kyle Ward of Roughstock gave the song three stars out of five, writing that "it sounds great sonically and the catchy beat and melody mostly make up for a fairly clunky hook that only sort of works."[3] The song received a C grade from Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe, who wrote that "what could’ve been cute and goofy in a sellin’ turnips on a flatbed truck way, ends up just sounding dumb and ridiculous."[4]

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were produced for the song. The first, directed by Justin Key, premiered in February 2012.[5] A second music video directed by Peter Zavadil premiered in April 2012.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"Something to Do with My Hands" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 18, 2012.[7]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 90
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 93
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (March 22, 2012). "Thomas Rhett, ‘Something to Do With My Hands’ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (February 6, 2012). "Thomas Rhett, ‘Something to Do With My Hands’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ward, Kyle (March 13, 2012). "Single Review: Thomas Rhett - "Something To Do With My Hands"". Roughstock. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (March 2, 2012). "Single Review: Thomas Rhett, “Something to Do With My Hands”". Country Universe. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thomas Rhett : Something to Do with My Hands". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ J., Willy (April 18, 2012). "Watch Thomas Rhett’s New Music Video “Something To Do With My Hands”". The New 103.7. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (February 11, 2012). "The Band Perry Hit No. 1 With "All Your Life"". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Thomas Rhett.
  9. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Thomas Rhett.
  10. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Thomas Rhett.
  11. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.