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"Don't Wanna Fight" is a song performed by American rock band Alabama Shakes, issued as the lead single from the band's second studio album Sound & Color. The band performed the song live for the first time on February 28, 2015 on Saturday Night Live.[3][4] The song won two awards at the 58th Grammy Awards on February 15, 2016.

"Don't Wanna Fight"
Alabama Shakes - Dont Wanna Fight single cover.jpg
Single by Alabama Shakes
from the album Sound & Color
ReleasedFebruary 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)[1]
Format
Genre
Length3:53
Label
Songwriter(s)Brittany Howard
Producer(s)Blake Mills[2]
Alabama Shakes singles chronology
"Hang Loose"
(2013)
"Don't Wanna Fight"
(2015)
"Gimme All Your Love"
(2015)
Music video
"Don't Wanna Fight" on YouTube

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Critical receptionEdit

The song has received positive reviews from critics. Jon Blistein of Rolling Stone called the song a "chunky, funky soul cut" as well as a "knockout blow".[5] The same magazine ranked "Don't Wanna Fight" at number 19 on its annual year-end list to find the best songs of 2015.[6]Ann Powers of NPR called the song a "deep soul track" and further stated that the song is "just a taste" of what the band has to offer on the new album.[2] In December 2015, the song received two Grammy Awards nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, winning both in February 2016.[7]

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 32
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 31
France (SNEP)[10] 112
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[11] 61
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 13
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 2
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[14] 14
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[15] 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Powers, Ann (February 10, 2015). "Alabama Shakes, 'Don't Wanna Fight' : NPR". NPR. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Navaroli, Joel. "SNL Archives | Episodes | 02.28.2015 #8". SNL Archives. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 1, 2015). "Alabama Shakes Perform "Gimme All Your Love" and "Don't Wanna Fight" on "Saturday Night Live" | News | Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Blistein, Jon (February 10, 2015). "Alabama Shakes 'Don't Wanna Fight' on New Single | Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "50 Best Songs of 2015". rollingstone.com.
  7. ^ Billboard.com, 7 December 2015
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alabama Shakes – Don't Wanna Fight" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alabama Shakes – Don't Wanna Fight" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Alabama Shakes – Don't Wanna Fight" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  15. ^ "Alabama Shakes Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.

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