Came Here to Forget

"Came Here to Forget" is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton for his tenth studio album, If I'm Honest (2016). Released as the album's lead single, the song became digitally available on March 8, 2016. The track was written by Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, while production was handled by Scott Hendricks.

"Came Here to Forget"
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Single by Blake Shelton
from the album If I'm Honest
ReleasedMarch 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
Recorded2016
GenreCountry pop
Length3:40
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Scott Hendricks
Blake Shelton singles chronology
"Gonna"
(2015)
"Came Here to Forget"
(2016)
"Savior's Shadow"
(2016)

CompositionEdit

"Came Here to Forget" was written by Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, while production was handled by Scott Hendricks.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country reviewed the single with favor, praising Shelton's expressive performance as well as progressive style.[1]

Commercial performanceEdit

After its release, "Came Here to Forget" received commercial success in the United States and Canada. The song debuted at No. 1 on Country Digital Song chart on its release with 53,000 sold in its first week, becoming Shelton's fourth No. 1 on the chart.[2] It also entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 6, his highest debut and 25th top 10 on that chart, and at No. 18 On Country Airplay, which equaled Shelton's 2014 song "Neon Light" as his highest entry to the chart.[2] This became Shelton's 22nd number one hit and also his 17th consecutive hit of his career. The song has sold 506,000 copies in the United States as of August 2016.[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in March 2016.[4]

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Blake Shelton, 'Came Here To Forget' [Listen]". Taste of Country. March 8, 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Asker, Jim (March 15, 2016). "Cole Swindell & Carrie Underwood Take Over Country Songs Charts". Billboard.
  3. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (August 30, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: August 30, 2016".
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blake Shelton : Came Here to Forget". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Country Airplay: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Blake Shelton – Came Here to Forget". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 29, 2021. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.