Dierks Bentley’s new single, “Am I the Only One”, is not a cover of “Am I the Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way.)
Maria McKee original:
Dixie Chicks version:
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Tagged as Dierks Bentley, Dixie Chicks, Maria McKee
Wow, and what a stinker. I couldn’t make it past the first chorus.
I thought it started off well, with a kinda cool swampy groove, but it all fell apart by the chorus.
Well, I tried to like it. I don’t want to be too hard on the party songs, but some of them just stink. For me, I’d say all the overcooked guitar solos were the final death stroke.
The thought of it being a cover of the Dixie Chicks song never even occurred to me, though I’m familiar with the song. I just never imagined we’d be that lucky.
I can’t say I’m disappointed because I’ve never been a fan of DB. Even pro-tools couldn’t help that voice and he sounds worse than usual on this song.
The first thought that sprung to my mind on seeing the title was that he was covering Melissa Etheridge’s “I Am The Only One”, which, of course, has a slightly different title.
Wouldn’t that be a hilarious cover, though?
I was so disappointed with this. I ran across it this week when I was checking out his website for the tour schedule. That day I had listened to his self-titled debut album and was just stunned with the way he has trended in less than 10 years.
You listen to tracks like “Whiskey Tears,” “Is Anybody Loving You These Days,” and “Forget About You” and you wonder how we got to “Am I The Only One.” Clearly the talent is still there, given the “Up On The Ridge” album. You just wonder if he is so caught up in his image that he’s only capable of turn in a good single once every album or so and waters down everything else.
…not exactly fukushima, but still quite some desaster.
I kinda liked it…for what it is.
He kinda HAD to have a song like this though, whether we liked it or not. After Up on the Ridge, Draw Me a Map, and Fiddlin’ Around (which were all fantastic) failed to do ANYTHING at radio, he needed a song so that he’d be relevant to casual fans again.
Come on, it’s not half bad :) Still, I think he has better songs. I cringed at the line “This country cutie with a rock n’ roll booty.” :X
I would be disappointed if I hadn’t been smashed over the head with a loss to my cricket team during this week. Much more disappointing…and ego bruising too :(
i don’t expect anything the Chicks recorded to be covered by anyone else in the country genre for some time. That said, I didn’t know abt this single till now, but if I did, i prob would have thought like you.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some Maria McKee!!
Bless you for the shout-out to one of the best kept secrets in music. Her work with Lone Justice and her solo albums are far better than anything Music Row shovels out these days.
I can’t recommend her work enough!
Well I am a fan, and Up On The Ridge is awesome.
This single. Not so much. Sorry. I wanted to like it a lot. I just don’t.