The World (Brad Paisley song)

"The World" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in March 2006 as the third single from Paisley's 2005 album Time Well Wasted. It reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and also peaked at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1] Paisley wrote this song with Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller.

"The World"
Brad Paisley - The World Single.jpg
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Time Well Wasted
ReleasedMarch 13, 2006
Recorded2005
GenreCountry
Length4:01
LabelArista Nashville
Songwriter(s)Brad Paisley
Kelley Lovelace
Lee Thomas Miller
Producer(s)Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"When I Get Where I'm Going"
(2005)
"The World"
(2006)
"She's Everything"
(2006)

ContentEdit

The singer uses a play on words to declare his love, saying, "to the world, you may be just another girl / But to [him], baby, you are the world."

Critical receptionEdit

Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a negative rating. He calls the single a "treacly, condescending love song". He also adds that the song "sounds like something Archie would’ve sung to Edith." [2]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Scott Scovill. It features a little girl whose older sister finds one of her CDs in the former's room and yells at her for it. The little girl then opens a little chest that reveals a Brad Paisley concert. She magically appears at the concert, and Brad Paisley gives her his hat. Then when the little girl is in her room again, her older sister comes in to apologize for being mean and permit her to listen to her CDs anytime. The little girl then shows her older sister what's in the magic chest. The concert shows earth balls rolling around on top of the audience, which has been done at some of Brad Paisley's concerts. The video peaked at #1 on CMT's Top 20 Countdown in 2006.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 45
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History – Brad Paisley". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  2. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2006-08-10). "Brad Paisley - "The World"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012.