|Single by The Band Perry|
|Released||August 14, 2015|
|The Band Perry singles chronology|
"Live Forever" is a song recorded by American country music group The Band Perry. It was released on August 14, 2015, by Republic Nashville as the purported lead single off their upcoming third studio album, My Bad Imagination (2017). In February 2017, it was instead revealed "Stay in the Dark" was the lead single and first track to be released from the album. "Live Forever" was the last single released by the band on the Big Machine Label Group before parting ways with the company in March 2016.
The song was written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Jenna Andrews, Nadir Khayat, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, and produced by Dann Huff and RedOne. It was first announced in the weekly Billboard Country Update on August 3, 2015 and was released on August 14, 2015.
Country music blog Taste of Country reviewed the song positively, complimenting the anthemic nature of the song as well as its "big", "vivid" sound. In a starred review for Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos praised the trio for trying something new and noted the singles is "good regardless" of their shift in genre; he rated the song four stars out of five. Grady Smith of The Guardian was more critical, writing that the song "pushes the band away from the hearty style that made them great in the first place," and insisting that "Live Forever" is "not a country song - it's a bad pop song."
|Canada Country (Billboard)||30|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||32|
|US Country Airplay (Billboard)||27|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||29|
|Canada||August 14, 2015||Digital download||Republic Nashville|||
|August 24, 2015||Country radio|||