Retro Single Review: Alan Jackson, “Wanted”

1990 | Peak: #3

A really great country singer can take a mediocre song and make it sound great.  That’s what Alan Jackson does here.

What makes “Wanted” work is Jackson’s heartfelt vocal and sincere delivery.  If a lesser singer was at the mic, the sheer implausibility of the lyric would be nakedly evident, but Jackson will have you looking in the classified section, expecting the chorus to be there.

Written by Charlie Craig and Alan Jackson

Grade: B-

Listen: Wanted

 

 

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2 Responses to Retro Single Review: Alan Jackson, “Wanted”

  1. I think Wanted is a better *song* than you do, although I agree it’s a fine performance as well.

  2. bobNo Gravatar

    “Jackson will have you looking in the classified section, expecting the chorus to be there.” I like that. In the “Wanted” video, it’s in a newspaper. And 10 years later, he tries to get back with his woman on the internet with “www.memory”. Is twitter next?