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I Go Back

"I Go Back"
When the Sun Goes Down
Released May 3, 2004
Genre Country
Length 4:03 (album version)
3:35 (single version)
Label BNA
Writer(s) Kenny Chesney
Producer Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Kenny Chesney singles chronology

"When the Sun Goes Down"
"I Go Back"
"The Woman with You"

"I Go Back" is the title of a song written and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in May 2004 as the third single from his album When the Sun Goes Down. The song is a mid-tempo in which the narrator recalls various moments in his life, and how he is reminded of each moment when he hears a certain song. "I Go Back" spent a total of seven weeks at the number 2 position on the U.S. Billboard country charts in mid-2004.[1]


He references many songs including, Jack & Diane, Only the Good Die Young and Rock'n Me.

In the chorus, the narrator reflects in his past explaining his time such as spending time on a football line, driving his love out to the levy and losing a good friend, Lance Wilson, at age 16. The official music video ends with the note: "In memory of Lance Wilson and all the summers I shared with him".[2]

Music video

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and was released in June 2004.

Chart performance

"I Go Back" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 1, 2004, at the time his single, "When the Sun Goes Down", was still at Number One.

Chart (2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 32

Year-end charts

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 14


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