Review: Jamie O’Neal, “God Don’t Make Mistakes”

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March 12, 2007

Jamie O’Neal, “God Don’t Make Mistakes”

The song is decent enough. Nothing spectacular, especially when compared to Loretta Lynn’s “God Makes No Mistakes”, which was a far more interesting song. My real issue with this single is O’Neal’s vocal, something I never thought I’d write. She’s one of my favorite singers because she has a smoky, bluesy voice that’s unlike anyone else out there. But on this single she is doing what can only be called a Martina McBride impression. A casual fan of country music could be excused for thinking it was the latest Martina single. Heck, if I didn’t know it was O’Neal singing, I might make the same mistake.

Grade: B-

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  1. Wanda ClementsNo Gravatar says:

    LOVE this new song by Jamie O’neal!!!
    What a powerfull voice!
    This song really hits home with me!
    Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!
    Go Jamie!!!!!!

    Wanda Clements

  2. Jason says:

    I love Jamie’s song too. SHe has such an awsome voice, but I agree with the Martina comment. I thought she was Martina McBride or someone along those lines when I heard the song at first. I love both women and their voice and the song style and vocals were just so similar. Great song though, insiprational, love it!

  3. ChristinaNo Gravatar says:

    Well, i would have too strongly disagree with the Martina Mcbride comment. I could tell it was her even when they didn’t annonce it was her. I guess i just have a better ear then some people. I don’t think that this song is as good as her old songs, but i love how it is inspirational and thats what we need more of.

  4. JoAnnaNo Gravatar says:

    I Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv the song!

  5. katie says:

    who wrote it?

  6. charlieNo Gravatar says:

    I think this song is fantastic. I just love it!!

  7. Chelsea says:

    I really love this song. It is a great message and it made my dad cry. Jamie did a fantastic job.

  8. LisaNo Gravatar says:

    Whoever wrote that review must have something against what the song says. I think it is wonderful and we need more songs with good messages with all the gloom and doom in the world today.

  9. Katharos says:

    I really like this new song!!! Keep playing it on the radio. It’s got a good message in it for everyone.

  10. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    To Lisa:

    I wrote the review, and I made it very clear that my issues with it were the vocal performance and the fact that the song wasn’t that interesting. Loretta Lynn has a much better song with the same title. Your deduction that I have something against the song’s message is incorrect.

  11. jennyNo Gravatar says:

    I LOVE THIS SONG. I HEARD IT ONE NIGHT WHEN I THOUGHT THAT MY WORLD WAS ENDING, AND WHEN I HEARD IT I THOUGHT OMG THAT SONG WAS A MESSAGE FOR ME. THANK YOU JAMIE O’NEAL YOU HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB ON THIS I LOVE IT.

  12. T-Country says:

    phenomenal perfomance… I’ve actually worked with a producer in Nashville who’s worked with Jamie a number of times. He said she’s amazing and this song really shows off what she’s had inside for so long. This ranks right up there with “there is no Arizona”. Great job Jamie!

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