January 7, 2009
What can you say about a mediocre novelty song? It’s not so bad that Adkins embarrasses himself like he did with “Swing”, but it lacks the self-deprecating charm of “I Got My Game On” and the bawdy audacity of “Honky Tonk Badonkdonk.”
And that’s the danger with making novelty songs your trademark. Do too many of them, and people will forget that you’re actually a great ballad singer, and remember you only for the times you hammed it up. It’s especially dangerous when the novelty songs themselves aren’t memorable in the first place.
Adkins is a great singer, but he’s becoming this decade’s Joe Diffie.
Written by Jimmy Melton and Dave Turnbull
Listen: Marry For Money