This (Darius Rucker Song)
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This Darius Rucker Song
Darius Rucker - This single.png
Single by Darius Rucker
from the album Charleston, SC 1966
ReleasedNovember 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)
FormatDigital download
LabelCapitol Nashville
  • Darius Rucker
  • Frank Rogers
Darius Rucker singles chronology
"Come Back Song"
"I Got Nothin'"
Audio sample

"This" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darius Rucker. It was released in November 2010 as the second single from his album Charleston, SC 1966, and the sixth solo single release of his career. It reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in April 2011. Rucker wrote this song with his producer Frank Rogers and Kara DioGuardi.

Critical reception

Sarah Rodman of the Boston Globe wrote that the song "falls squarely in the country pop sweet spot".[1]Country Weekly reviewer Jessica Phillips said that it was "an accurate reflection" of Rucker's role as husband and father.[2]

Karlie Justus of Engine 145 gave the song a thumbs-down, saying that it seemed too thematically similar to "Alright" and had "throwaway lyrics".[3]

Music video

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in early 2011.

Chart performance

Chart (2010-11) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 92

Year-end charts

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 23


  1. ^ Rodman, Sarah (11 October 2010). "Darius Rucker, 'Charleston, SC 1966' - The Boston Globe". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Phillips, Jessica. "Charleston, SC 1966 : Darius Rucker - Reviews - Country Weekly Magazine". Country Weekly. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Justus, Karlie (17 December 2010). "Darius Rucker -- "This"". Engine 145. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Darius Rucker Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Darius Rucker Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Darius Rucker Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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