Play It Again

Album: Crash My Party (2013)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • This love song about Country songs finds the protagonist meeting a girl who he falls for on the spot.

    "Soon as I sat down, I was fallin' in love
    Tryin' to pour a little sugar in her Dixie cup."

    However, the girl consistently interrupts every pickup line he offers due to the radio playing her favorite song.

    "She was like, oh my God, this is my song
    I've been listenin' to the radio all night long
    Sittin' 'round waitin' for it to come on and here it is."
  • The song was written by Ashley Gorley and Dallas Davidson. The two Nashville songwriters also penned another Crash My Party single, "That's My Kind of Night," with Chris DeStefano.
  • The song was Bryan's eighth Country chart-topper, the most by any act in the time since his first #1, "Rain Is a Good Thing," hit the top spot on July 24, 2010.
  • Bryan said the song was a fan favorite from the very beginning. "From the day we put Crash My Party out, 'Play It Again' was getting downloaded more than any non-single, and when we play it live on the road, it goes over bigger than most of my prior #1s," he said. "It's a fun little story. It's a great song, because it does have a story about a relationship, but I think the reaction that the girl has – 'Oh my God, this is my song' – that's such a real reaction and that's what makes the song work."
  • Bryan made some history when this ascended to #1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart dated May 31, 2014. The singer also featured on the #2 that same week, Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll." This meant that Bryan became the first artist ever to feature the tally's top two spots simultaneously, since the list's inception in 1990.

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