Creepin'

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"Creepin'"
Single by Eric Church
from the album Chief
ReleasedJuly 16, 2012 (2012-07-16)
FormatMusic download
Recorded2011
GenreCountry
Length3:53
LabelEMI Nashville
Writer(s)Eric Church
Marv Green
Producer(s)Jay Joyce
Eric Church singles chronology
"Springsteen"
(2012)
"Creepin'"
(2012)
"The Only Way I Know"
(2012)
 
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"Creepin'"
Single by Eric Church
from the album Chief
ReleasedJuly 16, 2012 (2012-07-16)
FormatMusic download
Recorded2011
GenreCountry
Length3:53
LabelEMI Nashville
Writer(s)Eric Church
Marv Green
Producer(s)Jay Joyce
Eric Church singles chronology
"Springsteen"
(2012)
"Creepin'"
(2012)
"The Only Way I Know"
(2012)

"Creepin'" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Eric Church. It was released in July 2012 as the fourth single from his album Chief. Church wrote the song with Marv Green.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo in which the narrator describes the memory of a former lover as being similar to "creepin'". It is in the key of C major, mainly accompanied by guitars set in Drop C tuning (i.e., a whole step below drop D tuning).[1] The song also includes a banjo, electric guitar, and several vocal effects on Church's voice.

Critical reception[edit]

Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine said that the song "slinks and slithers along a rhythm arrangement that owes more to vintage funk than traditional country".[2] Giving it four stars out of five, Jessica Nicholson of Country Weekly said that it had "vivid imagery" and that "this swampy tune grabs the listener's attention from the get-go."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in September 2012.[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Parodies[edit]

Country music parodist Cledus T. Judd recorded a parody of "Creepin'", entitled "Tweetin'", on his 2012 album Parodyziac!!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Creepin' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (25 July 2011). "Chief review". Slant. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (27 August 2012). "Reviews — 'Creepin". Country Weekly 19 (35): 51. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Eric Church : Creepin'". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Eric Church Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Eric Church.
  6. ^ "Eric Church Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Eric Church.
  7. ^ "Eric Church Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Eric Church.
  8. ^ "Eric Church Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Eric Church.
  9. ^ "Best of 2012: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Eric Church – Creepin'". Music Canada. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Eric Church – Creepin". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 4, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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