Morgan Wallen’s ‘Wasted On You’ Is Going To Country Radio
After earning his fifth No.1 single with “Sand In My Boots,” Morgan Wallen has selected a new single to send…
Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer
After earning his fifth No.1 single with “Sand In My Boots,” Morgan Wallen has selected a new single to send to country radio: “Wasted On You.”
The song is the second track on Wallen’s record-breaking Dangerous: The Double Album and will serve as the fourth single from the project (following “Sand In My Boots,” “7 Summers” and “More Than My Hometown”).
“Wasted On You” was co-written by Wallen alongside Ryan Vojtesak, Ernest K. Smith (ERNEST), and Josh Thompson. The track finds the East Tennesee native crooning over the downfall of a relationship while reflecting on everything he’s “wasted” on his ex. He also admits to turning to a bottle of bourbon to help ease the pain.
The songwriters found a clever way to use to term wasted in multiple ways as Wallen admits he’s wasted time, money and miles on his past lover, while also getting wasted to drown out the memories.
“All of this time and all of this money/ All of the these sorries I don’t owe you honey/ All of these miles on this Chevy, and prayers in a pew/ All them days I spent, wasted on you/ Wasted on you,” he sings on the chorus.
Wallen first debuted “Wasted On You” in January 2021 as part of “The Dangerous Sessions,” an acoustic series leading up to the much-anticipated release of his album.
The track became an immediate fan favorite and on November 23, 2021, less than 12 months after its initial release, the song was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA for certified units (sales and stream equivalents) of 2 million.
“Wasted On You” will officially hit country radio on Monday, March 7.
Wallen is currently in the midst of his massive The Dangerous Tour, which runs throughout the year. The majority of the dates on the tour are already sold out.
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