Gimmie That Girl
Lyrics Joe Nichols

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Hang up that red dress
Let down your hair
Cancel those reservations
There's no need to go nowhere
As good as you're looking right now
Girl I bet you're thinkin' I'm crazy
There's a side of you that I wanna see
That never ceases to amaze me.

Gimme that girl with her hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That's the you that I like best
Gimme that girl

Gimme that girl lovin' up on me
Old t-shirt and a pair of jeans
That's the you I wanna see
Gimme that girl.

Gimme the girl that's beautiful
Without a trace of makeup on
Barefoot in the kitchen,
Singing her favorite song
Dancin' aroun' like a fool
Starrin' in her own little show
Gimme the girl that the rest of the world
Ain't lucky enough to know.

Gimme that girl with her hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That's the you that I like best
Gimme that girl

Gimme that girl lovin' up on me
Old t-shirt and a pair of jeans
That's the you I wanna see
Gimme that girl
Gimme that girl.

Gimme that girl with her hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That's the you that I like best
Gimme that girl

Gimme that girl lovin' up on me
Old t-shirt and a pair of jeans
That's the you I wanna see
Gimme that girl
Gimme that girl.

Song facts

"Gimmie That Girl" is the title of a song written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, and recorded by American country music singer Joe Nichols. It is the second single from his sixth studio album, 2009's Old Things New, and the third Number One single of his career.

Nichols told Country Standard Time that he considered it "one of the catchiest tunes on the new CD" and that he liked its "simplicity." Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip began writing the song in 2008; Akins told The Boot that the two had "already been working on this idea of writing a song about telling the girl who's all dressed up because you're going out." They had originally decided to title the song "The You I Want to See" until Dallas Davidson added the line "gimmie that girl" to the chorus.

The song has been met with mixed reviews among critics. Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine cited the song as a standout track on the album, saying that it "brings a contemporary polish and point of view to a staunchly traditional country aesthetic." Bobby Peacock of Roughstock thought that Nichols' vocals were "cold and mechanical" but said that it had a "fairly lively melody and clean, uncluttered production." CM Wilcox of The 9513 gave it a thumbs-down, calling the song an "inoffensive little ditty" with a theme that was "more like wishful thinking." Both Peacock and Wilcox compared the song unfavorably to Sammy Kershaw's 1993 single "She Don't Know She's Beautiful."

"Gimmie That Girl" debuted at #60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week of October 24, 2009. On the chart dated for the week ending May 8, 2010, it reached Number One, becoming the third Number One of his career and his first since "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" in December 2005.

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