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Middle Of A Memory on Wikipedia
"Middle of a Memory"
Single by Cole Swindell
from the album You Should Be Here
ReleasedMay 2, 2016 (2016-05-02)
FormatDigital download
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
  • Cole Swindell
  • Zach Crowell
  • Ashley Gorley
Producer(s)Michael Carter
Cole Swindell singles chronology

"Middle of a Memory" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Cole Swindell. The song was released to radio on May 2, 2016 as the second single to his second studio album You Should Be Here. The song was written by Swindell, Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley.[1] It received positive reviews from critics praising Swindell's improvements as a storyteller.

"Middle of a Memory" peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving Swindell his fifth number-one country hit overall. It also reached numbers 3 and 46 on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. It has sold 328,000 copies in the United States as of December 2016. The song also charted in Canada, reaching number 33 on the Canada Country chart and number 98 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Michael Monaco.


  • 1 Critical reception
  • 2 Commercial performance
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Personnel
  • 5 Charts
    • 5.1 Year end charts
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References

Critical reception

Taste of Country thought that the song showed Swindell's improved storytelling, and that he chose songs that represent the album as a whole.[2] Similarly Annie Reuter of Sounds Like Nashville also found that the song has a "vivid storyline" where the maturity of Swindell's songwriting "shines through."[3] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock thought the song fit Swindell as a vocalist, and that its story of a girl who left before a man could express an interest in her is "a song most people have lived" and therefore would like to keep hearing on the radio.[4]

Commercial performance

The song debuted at No.34 on Country Airplay for chart dated May 21, 2016,[5] It enter at No. 31 on the Hot Country Songs chart a week later on the release of the album, You Should Be Here,[6] selling 12,000 copies in for the week.[7] It also debuted at number 99 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of August 13, 2016. The song has sold 365,000 copies in the US as of January 2017.[8]

The song debuted at number 33 on Canada Country chart and at number 98 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 9, 2016.

Music video

The music video was directed by Michael Monaco and premiered in August 2016.[9] The Music Video features Danielle Maltby, a contestant from season 21 of The Bachelor.[10]


  • Michael Carter – electric guitar, programming
  • Dave Cohen – piano, synthesizer
  • James Mitchell – electric guitar
  • Greg Morrow – drums, percussion
  • Billy Panda – acoustic guitar
  • Cole Swindell – lead vocals
  • Russell Terrell – background vocals
  • Mike Wolofsky – bass guitar

See also

  • List of number-one country singles of 2016 (U.S.)


  1. ^ Vinson, Christina (May 6, 2016). "Cole Swindell Selects 'Middle of a Memory' as His Next Single [LISTEN]". The Boot. 
  2. ^ "Cole Swindell, 'Middle of a Memory' [Listen]". Taste of Country. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ Reuter, Annie (May 2, 2016). "Album Review: Cole Swindell's 'You Should Be Here'". Sounds Like Nashville. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 8, 2016). "Album Review: Cole Swindell - "You Should Be Here"". Roughstock. 
  5. ^ "Country Airplay". Billboard. May 21, 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. May 28, 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 16, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: May 16, 2016". Roughstock. 
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 24, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: January 24, 2017". Roughstock. 
  9. ^ "CMT: Videos : Cole Swindell : Middle of a Memory". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 Casting Guide: Who's Heading to Mexico?". E! News. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  11. ^ "Cole Swindell – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Cole Swindell. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Cole Swindell – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Cole Swindell. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "Cole Swindell – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Cole Swindell. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Cole Swindell – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Cole Swindell. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Cole Swindell – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Cole Swindell. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Country Airplay: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 

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