This (Darius Rucker song)

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Single by Darius Rucker
from the album Charleston, SC 1966
Released November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:38
Label Capitol Nashville
  • Darius Rucker
  • Frank Rogers
Darius Rucker singles chronology
"Come Back Song"
"I Got Nothin'"

"This" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darius Rucker. It was released in November 2010 as the second single from his album Charleston, SC 1966, and the sixth solo single release of his career. It reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in April 2011. Rucker wrote this song with his producer Frank Rogers and Kara DioGuardi.

Critical reception[edit]

Sarah Rodman of the Boston Globe wrote that the song "falls squarely in the country pop sweet spot".[1] Country Weekly reviewer Jessica Phillips said that it was "an accurate reflection" of Rucker's role as husband and father.[2]

Karlie Justus of Engine 145 gave the song a thumbs-down, saying that it seemed too thematically similar to "Alright" and had "throwaway lyrics".[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in early 2011.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010–11) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 51
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 92

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 23
Preceded by
"Colder Weather"
by Zac Brown Band
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

April 30, 2011
Succeeded by
"Live a Little"
Kenny Chesney


  1. ^ Rodman, Sarah (11 October 2010). "Darius Rucker, 'Charleston, SC 1966' - The Boston Globe". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Jessica. "Charleston, SC 1966 : Darius Rucker - Reviews - Country Weekly Magazine". Country Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Justus, Karlie (17 December 2010). "Darius Rucker — "This"". Engine 145. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Darius Rucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Darius Rucker. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Darius Rucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Darius Rucker. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Darius Rucker – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Darius Rucker. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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