April 10.2014 – The Story Behind “Whatever She’s Got” by David Nail

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Here’s the story behind David Nail’s number one song, “Whatever She’s Got”.

This Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite penned tune was recorded by Nail as the lead single off his third album. He was drawn immediately to the song since it reminded him of the first time he encountered his wife Catherine. The couple met in Nashville and got married on June 6, 2009. “I still to this day don’t know what she has,” said Nail, “but I know that I like it… whatever it is.”

David Nail told Billboard magazine why he gravitated to this song to lead his third album. “I felt the obvious assumption is that it sounds like a summer song” he said, “but I feel there have been songs even as recent as this past year that people felt were summer songs, but they were #1 in February or November. A great song is a great song, it doesn’t matter when you’re listening to it. I think this one has the potential to be a great song,”

He added: “When I first heard it, I automatically was drawn to how catchy it was. I just felt it was something that we could do, and be different, and show some growth and depth, but at the same time be a David Nail record.”

Nail explained how the song totally describes what he feels for his wife, Catherine. “When I think it’s the right person, they just have a way of looking at you. There’s times when she drives me crazy and I want to get mad at her so bad. We both say things that we shouldn’t say to each other, and it’s kind of silly ’cause you know the next day it’s all going to be fine,” he said. “I’ve always said you know it’s the right person when they can see you at your worst, and they still love you the next day.”

David Nail told Country Weekly that the cut has the approval of his #1 fan – his wife. “It was the first song of mine that I ever saw her dance to. I caught her dancing around the living room,” he recalled. “That’s one of a long line of examples that made this such a special song.”

“Whatever She’s Got” reached number one on the Country Airplay chart the week of February 8th. The song has sold 863,000 copies in the US as of February 2014.

LYRICS: Written by Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite
She’s a little complicated
She’ll make her mind up just to change it
The kind of girl that keeps you waitin’, waitin’ around
She likes to get her toes done bright red
She’s always reapplying her lipstick
The muddy river bank shes the first in and last out
She’s got something I can’t figure out
That everybody’s talking about

Shes got the blue jeans painted on tight
That everybody wants on a Saturday night
She got the mood ring, she’s never the same
She’s sunny one minute then she’s pouring down rain.
And she’ll do whatever she wants
And when she moves every jaw’s gonna drop
And I do but I don’t want her to stop
I want, I want I want whatever she’s got
I want whatever she’s got

Tell your mind before you thought it
What you thought your plan was park it
To figure out where your heart is so twisted up
Have you spendin’ every weekend
And every penny you’ve been keepin’
Just to figure out what she’s thinkin’ when you’re thinkin’ it’s love

Cause she got the blue jeans painted on tight
That everybody wants on a Saturday night
She got the mood ring, she never the same
She’s sunny one minute then she’s pouring down rain.
And she’ll do whatever she wants
And when she moves every jaw’s gonna drop
And I do, but I don’t want her to stop
I want, I want, I want whatever she’s got
I want whatever she’s got

She’s got me hangin’ on the ledge
On the edge of a kiss
All I ever wanna do is this

She got the blue jeans painted on tight
That everybody wants on a Saturday night
She got the mood ring, she’s never the same
I want, I want, I want, I want, I want

She got the blue jeans painted on tight
That everybody wants on a Saturday night
She got the mood ring, she’s never the same
She’s sunny one minute then she’s pouring down rain
And she’ll do whatever she wants
And when she moves every jaw’s gonna drop
And I do but I don’t want her to stop
I want, I want, I want
Whatever she’s got
I want whatever she’s got

She’s a little bit complicated
That’s alright
Doesn’t matter I’ll keep on waiting
For whatever she’s got
For whatever she’s got

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