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"Wouldn't Blame Ya" is a song by American actress and singer Sofia Carson. The track was released for streaming and digital download on January 10, 2020 by Capitol Records, along with "Nothing Like This" and "Groove" with Meghan Trainor. The song was written solely by Carson, who also co-produced the song alongside Jack Antonoff.

The song debuted and peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100, spending a total of five weeks on the chart. The song charted within the top forty of multiple countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, among others.

Development and release

Carson released three singles on January 10, 2020, "Nothing Like This", "Groove" featuring Meghan Trainor and "Wouldn't Blame Ya". It is unconfirmed if these tracks will be included on Carson's upcoming third studio album.

According to Carson, "Wouldn't Blame Ya" was intended to be released as the official single among the pack rather than "Nothing Like This". However, this soon changed after the more positive reaction to the track from fans who were invited to a listening party on January 3, 2020. The song was also the first song to be recorded during the official sessions for Carson's third studio album, according to Carson herself. The song debuted and peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100, spending a total of five weeks on the chart, reaching the top forty in multiple other international countries.

Composition

"Wouldn't Blame Ya" is a tropical pop song, which lyrically speaks about somebody falling for Carson. She states that she doesn't blame the person if they have indeed caught feelings for her. The track promotes self-confidence.

Critical reception

"Wouldn't Blame Ya" received extremely positive reviews from music critics. Idolator wrote that Carson "returns to her more mainstream pop sound on "Wouldn't Blame Ya", an enjoyable and catchy pop song on which she teases a potential lover". Forbes magazine named "Wouldn't Blame Ya" the 7th best song of 2020, calling it an "pleasantly unexpected sound from Carson who had recently stripped her mainstream sound, instead opting to go with a more emotional and experimental route".

Live performances

Carson performed a stripped back version of the track on January 31, 2020, with the video being uploaded to her official YouTube channel that same day.

Commercial performance

"Wouldn't Blame Ya" debuted and peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100, spending a total of five weeks on the chart. The song charted within the top forty of multiple countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, among others.

Charts

Chart (2020) Peak

position

Australia (ARIA) 21
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 43
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 31
France (SNEP) 76
Germany (Official German Charts) 99
Hungary (Single Top 40) 5
Ireland (IRMA) 22
Italy (FIMI) 86
Malaysia (RIM) 13
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 21
Philippines (Philippine Hot 100) 27
Portugal (AFP) 65
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 76
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 96
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 29
US Billboard Hot 100 54
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