For Thomas Rhett’s newest single he shows real growth and maturity. Rhett heard the criticisms about his music over the last few years and decided to release a true country song with meaning. Bye, bye are the days of shallow pop songs where he drools over how hot his wife is. This song took a great deal of time to dissect as the lyrics are complex and intelligent.
NOPE! What this song in reality is is a continuation of the rubbish that was on Rhett’s last album Tangled Up. This is a straight up pop song that includes Maren Morris singing mostly background (she doesn’t have any solo lines). The song starts off with some heavy computerized drums before the guitar comes in reminding me a little of “Seein’ Red”. The lyrics make sure to be super generic and cliche dropping words like girl and comparing love to a drug (how original). All the song is about is how much Tommy boy craves his girl when she’s not around. He can’t be away from the girl even going as far as to say that his body is shaking when she isn’t around. That kind of reminds me a bit of “Sleep Without You” for the level of whipped that the guy is admitting to being.
The only semi-good thing on the song is Maren Morris who wasn’t even given any lines of her own. She sounds great on the song from what you can hear and belts out one of the final words nicely. This is just the same old Thomas Rhett and there’s no reason to expect anything different. I have no doubt this will be a huge hit on country radio and I could see this even being pushed as a crossover song as well. But sadly, the only thing that this song has me craving is a puke bucket.
As promised I will be doing a March Madness feature for the blog. You guys will get to vote in a March Madness style format with singles going against each other. I thought for awhile about what would be the criteria used in order to be eligible so I came up with this. You will get to vote on what you deem to be the best single from the artists that are viewed as the worst offenders in country music right now. I will give 2 possible choices for each artist in the first bout of voting. Then once it is narrowed down to one song for each artist, those songs will face off against each other based on seed and you will get to vote on who advances to the next round. There will be 32 songs to begin. Eventually we will get a winner who will be crowned the best of the worst, song. I came up with this idea because a lot of these artists who are currently putting out bad or boring music have had songs or even albums of great songs from years ago. This shows what they are capable of if they only tried. For some artists like Dustin Lynch it was difficult to come up with 2 good singles so please excuse “Where It’s at.” We will get to go back into the vault a little bit and listen to these artists when they still put out good country music. Enjoy!… and Vote!
Every week we will take a look at the top 30 Mediabase Country Chart. We will re-rank the songs on the chart based on the quality and overall enjoyment of each song. Next to each song I will provide the ranking that we would give it and the actual ranking on the Mediabase chart in parenthesis (From America’s Music Charts). Songs that are in the color red are songs that are either recurrent or in danger of going recurrent soon, while blue is for songs that I predict will go to number 1 at some point. At the end of each ranking there will be some thoughts about the current chart as well as any news or updates that are deemed important. I hope everyone enjoys this weekly post and feel free to comment/agree/disagree with anything you see.
New To The Top 30: Zac Brown Band “My Old Man”Such a great song. This is also the first time a song has surpassed “Kill A Word” for the top spot on my Re-Charting The Chart.
Songs That Left The Top 30: “Seein’ Red.” I would love if I never had to see Dustin Lynch on this chart again. His music is garbage and has no place on any station.
Songs I See Leaving Us Soon:“Baby Lets Lay Down and Dance” and “Lipstick” are done. I’m so disappointed to see “Lipstick” go because I love that song and Runaway June in general. No news on a new album or follow up single yet. And yeah Garth Brooks is still a thing I guess. Also “There’s A Girl” is done.
Quick Thoughts: One of the worst songs on the chart leaves and probably the best song that will chart this year joins the chart so good news on that front. There are still too many songs that just don’t belong on the chart hell “Make You Mine” is on week 54 for pete sake. Also I added “Road Less Traveled” to songs that I predict will go number one eventually. I’m a little surprised but, it shows how powerful On The Verge can be. What helps her is that there are some songs behind her that are running out of gas that will not go number 1.