Toby Keith performs “How Do You Like Me Now?!” Official Video Clip.

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.

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How Do You Like Me Now?!:

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.

Cd cover Toby Keith ( Dreamworks 1999 )
Cd cover Toby Keith ( Dreamworks 1999 )

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…

Single Toby Keith ( Dreamsworks 1999 )
Single Toby Keith ( Dreamsworks 1999 )

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