Don't Ya

Album: Bring You Back (2012)
Charted: 30

Songfacts®:

  • This is the third single released from country singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge's debut album Bring You Back. The song was inspired by the games that women play when it comes to dating. "I always wanted to write a song about how girls are very good at playing tricks on our minds," Eldredge told CBS Local. "I'm sure we probably play tricks on their minds too, but they're way better at it. It's just the little things, just the brush of their hair, that always get us."
  • The song has been a live favorite from the first time Eldredge performed it. "Everybody likes to feel good. The song does that. I figured that out the first time we played it live," he told Billboard magazine. "They wanted to groove to it, and those songs are sometimes hard to write. But, this particular day, we hit a groove. It made a connection with a crowd, and it's been incredible."
  • When Brett Eldredge sat down to pen this song with Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley, he was thinking of how girls play tricks on their minds. Speaking with Radio.com, Eldredge said he thinks this is the main reason why "the tune has resonated with country fans. "I think that the guys see that girls play tricks on our minds and are like, 'Yeah they do that!' And the girls do the same thing and are like, 'Yeah, we do that,'" he said.

    Eldredge added that it was helped by having "a good feeling groove," something he tries to create in all his music. "If a song takes you to a place where you feel good as soon as it comes on, and the melody gets stuck in your head at the first chorus, and you're just grooving and you're dancing and it takes you to a place where you're just happy, that's what I love to do," Eldredge said. "To be able to instil an emotion in somebody and make them feel happy. If they need a good cry, let them have a good cry or if they need to fall in love, or want to feel love, they hear a love song. This song is just a sexy little flirtation song. That's what 'Don't Ya' does."
  • The song reached #1 on the Country Airplay chart. After garnering his first ever chart-topper, Eldredge went skydiving. "I always dreamed of having a #1 song," the singer told Radio.com. "Before the song even went #50, I made a bet with my team that if the song went to #1, I would skydive. I knew that getting a #1 song is like winning the lottery."

    "The next thing you know, it hits #20 and 15 and 10 and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, I might really have to go skydiving and I'm so scared of heights,'" Eldredge continued. "It got to #1 and the next thing I know I'm 14,000 feet up looking out the window of an airplane and there I was, I had a #1 song. It was a crazy ride and I feel so blessed about that."

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