The song was Niemann's first Top 10 Country hit. He discussed the public's reaction to his cover with The Boot
: "One of the reasons I recorded it was because I couldn't get it out of my head since I was a child. It was ironic that I heard it an entire summer around a swimming pool ... which is really cool. Theoretically, it's a sad song, but with a double negative of treating no good no more, which means you really treat me good, right? [laughs] I love being able to hear a song that makes you want to turn up the radio and roll down the windows. Obviously, I've never had any of my own music do that to me [laughs], so it's nice to hear that, especially when you do get your feelings hurt. If you can tap your foot while you're crying, why not? It has been amazing to see what lyrics, melody, instrumentation or even your own interpretation of a song that's already been out by somebody else can change your career. When you've been heard in a way that everybody's been kind enough to respond to the song [that's] what is really mindblowing for me and all the guys involved."