Song Lyric Sunday – “I Melt” by Rascal Flatts

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with choosing songs involving Cool | Freeze | Heat | Melt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

“I Melt” is a sexy tune by Rascal Flatts. Gary LeVox, Jay Demarcus & Joe Don Rooney make up the three prominent members of the group. “I Melt” was written by Gary LeVox, Neil Thrasher & Wendell Mobley.

Gary and Jay are second cousins from a musical family. DeMarcus had become the bandleader of Chely Wright’s band where he met Joe Don Rooney, Chely’s guitarist. One night DeMarcus & LeVox were working in a Printer’s Alley nightclub when their part-time guitarist couldn’t make it one night. DeMarcus invited Rooney to join them. A bond was instantly formed! Rascal Flatts was signed to Lyric Street Records in late 1999. “I Melt” was released in July 2003 as the third single from the band’s 2002 album “Melt”.

The music video was filmed in Miami, Florida and directed by Robert Deaton & George Flanigan. The video made headlines in USA Today when it debuted on CMT on June 28, 2003 because it was the first video showing nudity to air on the network. A shot of Joe Don Rooney’s bare buttocks and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude was banned by Great American Country when the group refused to release an edited version.

Joe Don Rooney, Jay Demarcus, Gary LeVox

After 20 Years, the Country Music Vocal Group, Rascal Flatts announced their Farewell Tour in January, 2020 on “CBS This Morning”.

The Rascal Flatts Farewell – Life is a Highway Tour was cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic. They are still scheduling appearances with the next one on November 6th at Winstar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. They have streaming events that popup on their news feed on their website.


  • It peaked at # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs Billboard
  • It reached #34 on the US Billboard Hot 100
  • Year-end, it finished at #32 on the US Country Songs Billboard.
  • They won the 2004 CMT Flameworthy Music Video Award for Group/Duo of the Year for “I Melt”
  • The video reached #1 on CMT’s Top Twenty Countdown for the week of October 2, 2003.

“I Melt”

When you light those candles
Up there on that mantle
Setting the mood
I just lie there staring, silently preparing
To love on you
I can feel the heat from across the room
Ain't it wild what a little flame can make you wanna do
I melt
Every time you look at me that way
It never fails
Any time, any place
This burn in me is the coolest thing that I've ever felt
I melt
Don't know how you do it
I love the way I lose it every time
And what's even better
Is knowing that forever you're all mine
The closer you get, the more my body aches
One little stare from you is all it takes
I melt
Every time you look at me that way
It never fails
Any time, any place
This burn in me is the coolest thing that I've ever felt
I melt
I melt
Every time you look at me that way
It never fails
Any time, any place
This burn in me is the coolest thing that I've ever felt
I melt
Every time you look at me that way
I melt
I melt
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gary Levox / Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley
I Melt lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Major Bob Music, Inc, / Rio Bravo Music, Inc, / Castle Bound Music, Inc, / Hanna Bea Songs, Downtown Music Publishing, Reservoir Media Management Inc

15 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday – “I Melt” by Rascal Flatts

  1. I am guilty, the only Rascal Flatts song I knew before this post was “Life is A Highway”. But, I now know of “I Melt”. Thanks!


  2. They sound good and I knew there would be some risque’ videos for the prompt and I was right! Ooh la la, that one guy is a cutey in the bed 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • As far as I know, CMT didn’t censor it and then pulled it when Great American Country banned it. I don’t remember if it was blurred out, but I know it was the first time CMT showed a video with nudity. I couldn’t find anything where they may have blurred it out.


  3. I’ve always love this one! But I guess I missed a memo because I didn’t know they’d announced their farewell tour prior to the strike of the dark menace of covid19.

    Great share!

    Liked by 1 person

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