- Bob That Head
Name = Bob That Head
Still Feels Good
Released = Start date|2008|07
Genre = Country
Length = 4:01 (album and original single version)3:46 (August 2008 radio edit)
Label = Lyric Street
Writer = Michael Dulaney
Gary LeVox Neil Thrasher
Audio sample? =
Last single = "Every Day"
This single = "Bob That Head"
Next single = "Here"
"Bob That Head" is the title of a song recorded by the American
country musicgroup Rascal Flatts. It was written by the group's lead vocalist Gary LeVox, along with Neil Thrasherand Michael Dulaney, and was recorded by Rascal Flatts on their 2007 album " Still Feels Good". The song was released in July 2008 as the album's fourth single. A month after the song was released to radio, a new version was sent out, abbreviating the original introduction to the song.
The song is an up-tempo rock-influenced song, accompanied by
electric guitarand banjo, describing a male character who has saved up for expensive stereo equipment to place in his truck, so he can drive around town and "bob that head every Friday night" while playing his music loudly. The verses are largely spoken-word.
Rascal Flatts debuted the song in April 2008 at the
CMTMusic Awards. Before their performance, the group held a contest, asking for fans to submit videos of themselves "bobbing their heads" while singing the song's chorus. Videos were then selected from those submitted, and aired on video monitors behind the group as they performed the song at the awards show. [cite web |url=http://www.countryweekly.com/rascalflatts/scoop/2900 |title=Rascal Flatts Invites You to “Bob That Head” |accessdate=2008-07-12 |date=2008-03-11 |work= Country Weekly] Rascal Flatts also named their 2008 tour the Bob That Head Tour.
Jim Malec of The 9513, in his review of the album "Still Feels Good", referred to "Bob That Head" as a "nonsensical up-tempo… thrown into the mix" of an album that he otherwise described as "vanilla". [cite web |url=http://www.the9513.com/rascal-flatts-still-feels-good/ |title=Rascal Flatts - "Still Feels Good" |accessdate=2008-07-12 |last=Malec |first=Jim |date=2007-09-25 |work=The 9513] Singer
Billy Joe Shaver, in an interview for the same website, stated that the song's title reminded him of an act of fellatio. [cite web |url=http://www.the9513.com/a-prophet-in-cowboy-boots-an-interview-with-billy-joe-shaver/ |title=A Prophet in Cowboy Boots: An Interview with Billy Joe Shaver |accessdate=2008-07-12 |last=Malec |first=Jim |date=2007-10-11 |work=The 9513] Similarly, in his review of the album, " Rolling Stone" reviewer Rob Sheffield said of the song, "don't get the wrong idea from that title — it's a song about a truck". [cite web |url=http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/16528873/review/16683018/still_feels_good |title=Still Feels Good |accessdate=2008-07-12 |last=Sheffield |first=Rob |date=2007-10-18 |work=Rolling Stone]
The music video for "Bob That Head" was created from assorted clips that fans sent in. The video made its debut on October 9, 2008 long after the single had peaked and after the release of their next single, "Here".
"Bob That Head" reached its peak position at #15 on the "Billboard"
Hot Country Songscharts for the week of September 13, 2008. Not counting " Life Is a Highway" (which charted at #18 on the country charts in 2006 from unsolicited airplay), this is the first single of Rascal Flatts' career to miss the Top Ten on Hot Country Songs. It is also the first single of their career not to enter the Billboard Hot 100charts, although it peaked at #2 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100(which is equivalent to #102 on the Hot 100).
* [http://www.cmt.com/lyrics/rascal-flatts/bob-that-head/19689915/lyrics.jhtml Lyrics] at
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