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Brad Paisley - The Mona Lisa (Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014)

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"The Mona Lisa"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Wheelhouse
ReleasedDecember 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
FormatMusic download
LabelArista Nashville
Writer(s)Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Producer(s)Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley singles chronology

"The Mona Lisa" is a song recorded by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released in December 2013 as the fourth and final single from his ninth studio album, Wheelhouse.[1] Paisley wrote the song with Chris DuBois.[1]


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Critical reception
  • 3 Chart performance
    • 3.1 Year-end charts
  • 4 References


The song was inspired when Paisley had the chance to see the masterpiece and he says that one exciting element of the song came courtesy of his fans. Paisley recalls "in the big refrain to 'The Mona Lisa', there are actually 10,000 people recorded live in Saratoga Springs, New York. In concert, I said, 'who wants to be on the new album?' and what you hear at the end of the song is the audience singing the whoas".[2]

Critical reception

Alanna Conaway of Country Weekly gave the song an A-, writing that "between the well-crafted lyric, infectious melody and signature guitar riffs, 'The Mona Lisa' has full potential to be yet another chart-topping release for Brad."[3] The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which said that "the singer again shows that his songwriting skills are only bested by his guitar playing."[4]

Chart performance

"The Mona Lisa" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of December 7, 2013. It also debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 4, 2014. It also debuted at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart for the week of February 15, 2014. While in the U.S. 'The Mona Lisa' was one of the less successful of Paisley's singles, it entered the UK Singles Chart at #100 on week ending March 22, 2014, becoming Paisley's first UK top 100 single.


  1. ^ a b Conaway, Alanna (November 25, 2013). "Brad Paisley to Release New Single "The Mona Lisa" on December 9". Roughstock. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
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  3. ^ Conaway, Alanna (January 3, 2014). ""The Mona Lisa" by Brad Paisley". Country Weekly. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley, 'The Mona Lisa' [Listen]". Taste of Country. November 22, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brad Paisley – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Brad Paisley.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-03-22" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Brad Paisley – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Brad Paisley.
  8. ^ "Brad Paisley – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Brad Paisley.
  9. ^ "Brad Paisley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Paisley.
  10. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 15, 2014" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 15, 2014. p. 17. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 

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