Dierks Bentley

What Was I Thinkin'

Composed by Brett Beavers / Deric Ruttan / Dierks Bentley

Song Review by

Managing to make it toward the top of the Billboard Country Tracks & Singles Chart is a solid first step for new-comer Dierks Bentley and his debut single, “What Was I Thinkin’." The song is catchy enough, yet overdone. One can’t help but think of David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On the Bottle” when Bentley sings about the girl in the tank top sitting in the front seat with him. What makes the song work is its universal theme of questioning one’s own decisions.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
What Was I Thinkin' 2003 Capitol 7:19
Dierks Bentley 2003 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol 4:21
Most Wanted, Vol. 1 2003
Various Artists
Capitol 3:50
No Image 2005
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Live & Loud at the Fillmore 2007 Liberty
Video Hits 2007 Capitol
Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory 2008 Liberty 4:21
No Image
Various Artists
Opry 4:20
Today's Best Country Hits
Various Artists
Country Roads / ZYX / ZYX Music 3:49
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