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"Going Out Like That"[1] is a song recorded by American country music singer Reba McEntire for her twenty-seventh studio album, Love Somebody, which was released on April 14, 2015.[2] It was released on January 6, 2015, as the lead single.[3] "Going Out Like That" is McEntire's first single for Nash Icon as well as her first single since "Somebody's Chelsea" in 2011. The song was written by Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Jason Sellers,[4] and produced by Tony Brown.

"Going Out Like That"
Reba McEntire Going Out.jpg
Single by Reba
from the album Love Somebody
ReleasedJanuary 6, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
GenreCountry
Length3:42
LabelNash Icon
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tony Brown
Reba singles chronology
"Somebody's Chelsea"
(2011)
"Going Out Like That"
(2015)
"Until They Don't Love You"
(2015)

HistoryEdit

The song was originally recorded by Love and Theft for an album on RCA Records Nashville which was never released.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Reviews have been positive for "Going Out Like That". One Stop Country states, “While ‘Going Out Like That’ carries a familiarity with it that recalls one of Reba’s own recent hits “Turn On The Radio,” the third person perspective on this song adds a different element and depth to it that makes this relatable to today’s younger country listening audience, while still being 100% Reba.”[6] Country Music Chat also gave the single a positive review, "Reba’s first single since 2011’s trifecta off All the Woman I Am, “Going Out Like That” serves as an anthem of self-assurance, courageousness, and healing for anybody hurting due to love lost. With relatable lyrics, a catchy melody, and Reba’s uniquely identifiable and legendary vocals, this new single should have a hand in swaying the country music pendulum back toward gender neutral ground."[7] Country Weekly gave the song an "A" stating, "The song rocks, with the drumming especially prominent and notable, but it never overwhelms your senses. This deserves to be all over radio, and we’re sure it will be."[8]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by TK McKamy and premiered in March 2015.[9]

Chart performanceEdit

Upon being released on iTunes, the song shot to number one on the Country iTunes Charts.[10] The song debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart at number 28, and on the Country Digital Songs chart at number 13, selling 21,000 copies in its first week.[11] The song has sold 207,000 copies in the US as of July 22, 2015.[12]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 85
Canada Country (Billboard)[14] 37
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[15] 2
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[16] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[17] 23

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[18] 82
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[19] 80

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reba to Release New Single, "Going Out Like That,"". KTIC Radio. January 6, 2015. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Reba McEntire confirmed new single "Going Out Like That"". Lockerdome.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Reba to Release New Single "Going Out Like That"". Hometowncountrymusic.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/going-out-like-that-mw0002804351
  5. ^ Leight, Elias. "Country Duo Love And Theft Talk Being Dropped By Their Label: 'We're Still Hoping They Might Do the Right Thing'". Billboard. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  6. ^ http://onestopcountry.com/index.php/music-reviews/single-reviews/1159-reba-going-out-like-that
  7. ^ Jen Swirsky (January 6, 2015). "Reba Releases First Nash Icon Single "Going Out Like That"". Country Music Chat.
  8. ^ http://www.countryweekly.com/reviews/going-out-like-that-reba-mcentire
  9. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (March 13, 2015). "Reba Unveils "Going Out Like That" Video on NBC's 'Today'". MusicRow. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  10. ^ http://newsok.com/rebas-new-single-going-out-like-that-debuts-at-no.-1-on-itunes-top-country-songs-charts/article/5382581
  11. ^ Matt Bjorke (January 16, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of January 16, 2015". Roughstock.
  12. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 22, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of July 22, 2015". Roughstock.
  13. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 14, 2015" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 14, 2015. p. 7. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  19. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.