Who Needs Pictures (song)
"Who Needs Pictures" is a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released in February 1999 as his debut single, as well as the first single and title track from his album Who Needs Pictures. It reached number 12 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Paisley wrote this song with Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois.
|"Who Needs Pictures"|
|Single by Brad Paisley|
|from the album Who Needs Pictures|
|B-side||"It Never Woulda Worked Out Anyway"|
|Released||February 1, 1999|
|Brad Paisley singles chronology|
The song's protagonist tells of finding an undeveloped camera, which contains pictures of him and his previous lover - enjoying themselves in Cozumel, Mexico, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At first, he considers developing the film in the camera, but then, he changes his mind, asking himself, "Who needs pictures / With a memory like mine?"
This was Paisley's first music video, directed by Jim Shea, was filmed in Los Angeles.
- Eddie Bayers – drums
- Glen Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
- James Gregory – bass guitar
- Bernie Herms – piano, Hammond B-3 organ, string, strings arrangements
- Wes Hightower – background vocals
- Mike Johnson – steel guitar, Dobro
- Tim Lauer – accordion
- Brad Paisley – lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, six string bass
- Frank Rogers – banjo
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||11|
|US Billboard Hot 100||65|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||12|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||78|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||45|
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