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Toby Keith - How Do You Like Me Now?!

Was released on november 22 , on March 18, 2000, it reached number # 1, for five consecutive weeks on the US Hot Country Songs lists, and on March 13 it also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists, for two weeks in a row. It was the fourth number one of Toby's career.

Song written by Toby Keith & Chuck Cannon, was recorded by Toby Keith for the Dreamworks label, in Summer 1999, in Loud Recording, 50 Music Square West, Nashville, TN. With the production of James Stroud & Toby Keith, it was released on november 22 , on March 18, 2000, it reached number # 1, for five consecutive weeks on the US Hot Country Songs lists, and on March 13 it also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists, for two weeks in a row. It was the fourth number one of Toby’s career. The single was certified gold record by selling more than half a million copies.

The song would be included in Toby’s fifth studio album, How Do You Like Me Now ?! (Dreamworks 1999), would arrive at number # 9 of the lists of US Top Country Albums, and the lists of Canadian RPM Country Albums, arrived at number # 8. The album was certified platinum in the U.S. for sales of one million copies.

 

Keith had originally recorded the song near the end of his contract with Mercury Records Nashville in the late 1990s. According to a 2005 interview with Billboard, Keith had the album How Do You Like Me Now? Completed, but the record executives rejected the whole album, except for two songs: “Getcha Some” and “If a Man Answers”, both of which were included in his album the Greatest Hits of 1998. After he recorded two songs, but they were also rejected, asked to end his contract with Mercury and bought the rights of the rest of the album. After the album’s release in late 1999, both the album and its first single, “When Love Fades”, performed poorly on the charts; As a result, Keith asked that “When Love Fades” be retired as a bachelor in favor of “How Do You Like Me Now?” Keith stated that DreamWorks executives were “scared to turn it off,” but within five days of Keith’s request, “When Love Fades” retired and “How do you like me now ?!” He was released, reaching number one, for five consecutive weeks.

 

Versions:

 

Die Campbells 2004 (Select Musiek)

Country Dance Kings 2006 (Artemis Strategic Marketing)

Karry Foster 2014 (KFM)

Toby Keith – How Do You Like Me Now?! Lyrics

 

I was always the crazy one

I broke into the stadium

And I wrote your number on the 50 yard line

You were always the perfect one

And the valadictorian so

Under your number I wrote “call for a good time”

 

I only wanted to catch your attention

But you overlooked me somehow

Besides you had too many boyfriends to mention

And I played my guitar too loud.

 

How do you like me now?

How do you like me now,

Now that I’m on my way?

Do you still think I’m crazy

Standin here today?

I couldnt make you love me

But I always dreamed about living in your radio

How do you like me now?

 

When I took off to Tennessee

I heard that you made fun of me

Never imagined I’d make it this far

Then you married into money girl

Aint it a cruel and funny world?

He took your dreams and tore them apart.

 

He never comes home

And youre always alone

And your kids hear you cryin down the hall

Alarm clock starts ringin

Who could that be singin

Its me baby, with your wake up call!

 

How do you like me now?

How do you like me now,

Now that I’m on my way?

Do you still think I’m crazy

Standin here today?

I couldnt make you love me

But I always dreamed about living in your radio

How do you like me now?

 

Tell me baby…

I will preach on…



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