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Think of You (Chris Young and Cassadee Pope song)

"Think of You" is a song recorded by American country music singers Chris Young and Cassadee Pope. It was written and produced by Young and Corey Crowder, with additional writing from Josh Hoge. "Think of You" was released in January 25, 2016 as the second single from Young's fifth studio album, I'm Comin' Over (2015).[1] The country pop song explores the reminiscence of a recent breakup.

"Think of You"
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Single by Chris Young with Cassadee Pope
from the album I'm Comin' Over
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2016 (2016-01-25)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreCountry pop
Length3:38
LabelRCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Corey Crowder
  • Chris Young
Chris Young singles chronology
"I'm Comin' Over"
(2015)
"Think of You"
(2016)
"Sober Saturday Night"
(2016)
Cassadee Pope singles chronology
"I Am Invincible"
(2015)
"Think of You"
(2016)
"Summer"
(2016)

"Think of You" peaked at number one on both the Country Airplay and Canada Country charts, earning Young his second consecutive and his seventh chart topper on each tally and earning Pope her first number one on either chart. The song additionally peaked at number two on the Hot Country Songs chart, behind "Somewhere on a Beach" by Dierks Bentley. "Think of You" reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold 513,000 copies in the United States.[2][3] "Think of You" was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[4]

Background and compositionEdit

"Think of You" is a country pop song written in 2014[5] by Chris Young, Corey Crowder, and Josh Hoge. The midtempo ballad chronicles the break-up of a once-great couple, the awkwardness of adjusting to being on your own, and the untold fact between the two that they actually want to get back together.[6][7] It was recorded by Young as a vocal duet with Cassadee Pope. Young chose Pope to serve as the female vocalist for the song after hearing her perform at the Stars and Guitars radio show hosted by WKIS 99.9 Kiss Country in Miami, FL.[8] "I was just like, 'I've got to ask her,'" Young revealed to The Boot, "because I love her voice, and she's a phenomenal singer."[5]

The song was first made available to digital retailers and streaming services on October 23, 2015 during the lead-up to the album's release.[9] An accompanying lyric video premiered the same day.[10] It was later selected as the album's second official single, being announced by the singers in a video posted to Young's official Facebook account on December 16, 2015.[11] The song officially impacted country radio on January 25, 2016.

ReceptionEdit

CriticalEdit

Billy Dukes of country music blog Taste of Country praised both singers' vocal performances as well as the equability of the duet, writing that "too often country duets leave one wanting more from the featured artist... but that’s not the case here." He described the song as "relatable, memorable and unforgettable."[6] Jon Freeman of Country Weekly similarly complimented the vocal pairing and declared the song a "clear standout" on the album.[12]

CommercialEdit

"Think of You" debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated November 14, 2015 following the song's digital release.[13] The song sold 11,000 units in its first week of availability and entered the Country Digital Songs component chart at number 14.[14] It entered the magazine's Country Airplay chart dated January 16, 2016 at number 58 upon its release as a single.[15] The song has sold 513,000 copies in the US as of November 2016.[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by David McClister and premiered on Vevo on January 22, 2016.[16]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Platinum 80,000 
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,000,000  / 513,000[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on January 19, 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "American single certifications – Chris Young". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  3. ^ a b c Bjorke, Matt (November 1, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: November 1, 2016". Roughstock.
  4. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (December 6, 2016). "Grammys 2017: The Complete List of Nominees". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Vinson, Christina (May 27, 2015). "Chris Young Opens Up About Collaborations With Cassadee Pope, Vince Gill". The Boot. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Dukes, Billy (January 5, 2016). "ToC Critic's Pick: Chris Young (Feat. Cassadee Pope), 'Think of You'". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  7. ^ McCall, Michael (November 11, 2015). "Music Review: Chris Young's 5th album, 'I'm Comin' Over,' likable but not memorable". Winnipeg Free Press. FP Canadian Newspapers. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  8. ^ Laverne, U-Turn (November 24, 2015). "You Inspired Chris Young's Duet With Cassadee Pope". WKIS 99.9 Kiss Country. CBS Radio. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  9. ^ McClellan, Laura (October 23, 2015). "Chris Young Debuts Duet With Cassadee Pope, 'Think of You'". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  10. ^ ChrisYoungVEVO (October 23, 2015). "Chris Young - Think of You (Duet with Cassadee Pope) (Lyric Video) ft. Cassadee Pope". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Chris Young - Facebook video "It's Cassadee Pope! I stole Chris' phone!"". Chris Young's official Facebook. December 16, 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  12. ^ Freeman, Jon (November 5, 2015). "I'm Comin' Over by Chris Young". Country Weekly. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 2, 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 31, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Tracks Chart: November 2, 2015". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. January 4, 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Think of You (Duet with Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young". Vevo. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  17. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  18. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  19. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  20. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  21. ^ "Chris Young Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  22. ^ "Country Airplay: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  23. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  24. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Chris Young – Think of You". Music Canada.