March 20.2014 – Story Behind “Outta My Head” by Craig Campbell

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“Outta My Head” is the first single from Craig Campbell’s second album is an up-tempo track about the struggle of lost love. This Brandon Kinney, Michael Carter, and Cole Swindell penned track was an easy choice to lead off his sophomore record, “Never Forget.” “The first time I heard this song I knew it was a big ole hit,” he said. “I listened to it once and I was singing the lyrics ‘YEAH! YEAH!’ all day long. It’s so true! Everyone has that someone they can’t forget.”

Campbell got to record this song after it was sent to him by mistake. He revealed to Billboard magazine: “When we were getting ready to cut the new album, we put the word out that we were looking for hit songs, and this one made its way to my email. But, it actually was sent to me by mistake. It was on hold by Scotty McCreery, but we ‘sweet-talked’ him into letting us have it. We went in, recorded it, and got it out as fast as we could.”

The song entered Top 20 on the Country Airplay charts in its forty-ninth week, thus surpassing by nine weeks the record previously set by Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy” for the slowest ascent to the Top 20.[6] As of October 2013, the song has sold 264,000 copies in the US.

LYRICS: Written by Brandon Kinney, Michael Carter, and Cole Swindell

I rode around long enough
With my windows down
Let that breeze roll in, carry your perfume out
I took your number and messages off my phone
Oh, but you ain’t gone

Wish I could close my eyes and not have to see you smiling
Yeah, yeah, can’t get you outta my head
You’re dancing all around it, girl you got me surrounded,
Yeah, yeah, can’t get you outta my head
I got you off these walls, I got you outta my bed
But girl I’m no better off, can’t get you outta my head

Seems like your memory, has got a map of my mind
No matter where I go, you find me every time
Alone or in a crowd, I hear you whispering baby
It’s driving me crazy

Wish I could close my eyes and not have to see you smiling
Yeah, yeah, can’t get you outta my head
You’re dancing all around it, girl you got me surrounded,
Yeah, yeah, can’t get you outta my head
I got you off these walls, I got you outta my bed
But girl I’m no better off, can’t get you outta my head

Damn, you’re hard to forget
Oh oh oh

Yeah, wish I could close my eyes and not have to see you smiling
Yeah, yeah, can’t get you outta my head
You’re dancing all around it, you still got me surrounded,
Yeah, yeah, can’t get you outta my head
I got you off these walls, I got you outta my bed
But girl I’m no better off, can’t get you outta my head
You’re nowhere close to being gone outta my head
Mmm, outta my head

No you ain’t gone,
No you ain’t gone,
Yeah outta my head

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Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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