November 15, 2008
I couldn’t help but think of those words when listening to the new Kellie Pickler single. The chorus is so strong that it kicks off the song, and each and every time it’s sung, it’s easy to think that you’re listening to a classic in the making. We’re talking “This Kiss”-level catchiness.
But oh, how it all falls apart in the verses. Pickler sounds strained, there’s no discernable melody and the lyrics are no more memorable than the music backing them up. I wouldn’t be shocked if this ends up Pickler’s biggest hit to date, just because call-out research will play the insatiable hook, but that’s really all this single is: a great hook in search of a song to call home.
Written by Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift
Listen: Best Days of Your Life