Who's Your Daddy? (Toby Keith song)

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"Who's Your Daddy?"
Toby Keith - Who's You Daddy.jpg
Single by Toby Keith
from the album Unleashed
Released August 19, 2002
Genre Country
Length 3:57
Label DreamWorks
Songwriter(s) Toby Keith
Producer(s) James Stroud
Toby Keith
Toby Keith singles chronology
"Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"
(2002)
"Who's Your Daddy?"
(2002)
"Rock You Baby"
(2003)
"Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"
(2002)
"Who's Your Daddy?"
(2002)
"Rock You Baby"
(2003)

"Who's Your Daddy?" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Toby Keith. It was released in August 2002 as the second single from Keith's Unleashed album. The song reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart and peaked at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Background[edit]

Toby said that he had wanted to write the song for a couple years but never could get the melody the way he wanted. In 2001 he was home and discovered the perfect melody for it. Keith explained that the song is about a young woman and a sugar daddy who can’t get their love life in order.

Toby also says that "It's everything that I ever wanted to put into a song, it's got the groove, it's got the attitude, it's humorous, it's about a sugar daddy. And it's got a real funny little Elvis thing in it, like 'Viva Las Vegas'... it's got a New Orleans piano in it. You should have seen the band light up when we cut that, they didn't want to quit that groove, it was just an unbelievable groove."

Keith's producer, James Stroud, confirmed the band's enthusiasm. "That song was about 10 minutes long, we let the tape run. Of course the cut on the album is not (that long), but they just played it and played it and had a great time," said Stroud.

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on CMT on September 20, 2002.[1] It features Tiffany Fallon with a cameo appearance by music parodist Cledus T. Judd who pretends Keith's mansion is his own. Keith also mentions the name Barry which is Cledus' real first name. In the video, Keith drives a 2002 concept Ford Mighty F-350 Tonka truck.

Chart performance[edit]

"Who's Your Daddy?" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 17, 2002.

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 22

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 54
Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 41
Preceded by
"These Days"
by Rascal Flatts
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 21, 2002
Succeeded by
"She'll Leave You with a Smile"
by George Strait

Parodies[edit]

  • American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Who's Your Daddy?" titled "Where's Your Mommy?" on his 2003 album A Six Pack of Judd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anon (2002) "News" TobyKeith.com at The Internet Archive. Retrieved September 19, 2009
  2. ^ "Toby Keith – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Toby Keith.
  3. ^ "Toby Keith – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Toby Keith.
  4. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 

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