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Music video by Jake Owen performing Eight Second Ride. (C) 2009 Sony Music Entertainment

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"Eight Second Ride"
Jake owen esr cover.jpg
Single by Jake Owen
from the album Easy Does It
ReleasedJune 15, 2009 (2009-06-15)
FormatDigital download
LabelRCA Nashville
  • Jake Owen
  • Eric Durrance
Producer(s)Jimmy Ritchey
Jake Owen singles chronology

"Eight Second Ride" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Jake Owen. It was released in June 2009 as the fifth single of Owen's career, and the second single from album Easy Does It. Owen had previously recorded the song on his 2006 debut album Startin' with Me. Owen wrote this song with Eric Durrance.

The song received mixed reviews from critics who questioned the production and lyrical content. "Eight Second Rule" peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 70 on the Hot 100. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over half-a-million units in that country.[1]


  • 1 Content
  • 2 Critical reception
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Chart performance
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


"Eight Second Ride" is an up-tempo in the key of D Dorian in which the male narrator meets a female in a bar, then takes her out to his pickup truck.[2] The title is a reference to the eight-second time limit in bull riding, which is used as a metaphor for sex.

Owen had previously recorded the song on his 2006 debut album Startin' with Me, and re-recorded it for his second album, 2009's Easy Does It.[3][4]

Critical reception

The song has been met with mixed reviews. Kevin J. Coyne of Country Universe gave it a B+, saying that the song was a "work of fantasy" but that Owen's vocal performance made the song "enjoyable."[5] Jim Malec of The 9513 gave a thumbs-down, saying that the intro "bursts out of the gate" but calling the song's storyline "comically unrealistic." He also considered the title disconnected from the premise, because the rest of the song did not pertain to bull riding, and added that he considered it one of the worst single releases of the year.[2] Michael Sudhalter of Country Standard Time also described the song negatively in his review of the album and questioned the decision to re-record it: "One wonders why a song with such an unmemorable melody and cheesy double entendres made it on to one album, let alone two."[4]

Music video

Deaton-Flanigen Productions directed and produced the song's music video, which debuted on the television channel CMT (Country Music Television) in August 2009. The video stars Owen's future wife, model Lacey Buchanan from Winter Park, Florida.[6]

The video debuted at number 19 on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown for the week of November 13, 2009. The following week, however, the video fell from the countdown, but re-entered at number 18 for the week of November 27, 2009.[7]

Chart performance

On the week ending November 21, 2009, "Eight Second Ride" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 95. The following week, it moved up to number 82 and has reached number 70 in its fifth week on the chart.


  1. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - Jake Owen". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Jim Malec (May 27, 2009). "Jake Owen — "Eight Second Ride"". The 9513. Archived from the original on May 30, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Easy Does It - Jake Owen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Sudhalter, Michael. "Easy Does It review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ Kevin J. Coyne (July 19, 2009). "Jake Owen — "Eight Second Ride"". Country Universe. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ Chet Flippo (August 10, 2009). "New Music Videos From Keith Urban, Reba, Jake Owen, Holly Williams". CMT. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
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  8. ^ "Jake Owen – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jake Owen. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  9. ^ "Jake Owen – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Jake Owen. Retrieved July 7, 2011.

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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