That Song in My Head

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"That Song in My Head"
Julianne Hough-That Song in My Head.jpg
Single by Julianne Hough
from the album Julianne Hough
Released March 3, 2008
Format CD single/digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Mercury Nashville
Songwriter(s) Jim Collins
Wendell Mobley
Tony Martin
Producer(s) David Malloy
Julianne Hough singles chronology
"Will You Dance with Me"
"That Song in My Head"
"My Hallelujah Song"
"Will You Dance with Me"
"That Song in My Head"
"My Hallelujah Song"

"That Song in My Head" is a song written by Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley and Jim Collins[1], and recorded by American country music singer and professional dancer Julianne Hough. The song was released March 3, 2008 on as the first single from her self-titled debut album. It was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

The song is part of the track list for Now That's What I Call Country.


The song is an up-tempo, telling about the narrator's search for the song that she heard while dancing with a male lover.

Critical reception[edit]

The single was overall met with positive reviews from websites. Billboard said that the song was "marked by a sweet tone and warm texture.[2] Slant magazine said the single had "enthusiasm and charm".[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video takes place in two scenes, a beach party at night and a pier during daytime, the Ventura Pier in Ventura, California. The music video starts off with Hough on a boat with radio, remembering past memories. The video then goes back to a couple of days before when Hough was at the nighttime beach party, standing beside the truck from where her lover was dancing from, and dancing to the song on the radio. The video then goes to pier, showing Hough walking down the pier with a portable radio, watching the events that go on in the pier, including palm reading and a man breakdancing. The video regularly goes through both scenes throughout the course of the video. It then ends with Hough finding her lover at the end of the day beside the beach with the same truck. The two then kiss and soon after, the music video ends. It was directed by Trey Fanjoy.

Chart performance[edit]

"That Song in My Head" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on the chart week of March 5, 2008. The song reached the Top 40 in its third week on that chart. The song soon reached the Top 20 after being on the charts for over 20 weeks. It then debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 88 the same week.[4] The song reached a peak of number 18 on the country chart for the week of August 3, 2008.

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 88
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 18


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs: 1944-2012, Eighth edition. Record Research. p. 157. 
  2. ^ Deborah Evans Price Julianne Hough song review - "That Song in My Head"; retrieved 6-18-08
  3. ^ Slant magazine review retrieved 6-18-08.
  4. ^ Yahoo Country rookie dancing up the charts retrieved 6-18-08.
  5. ^ "Julianne Hough – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Julianne Hough. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Julianne Hough – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Julianne Hough. Retrieved January 22, 2011.

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