The intense heat of McGraw’s record sales helped propel a handful of middling songs to the upper rungs of the chart.
This one went all the way to #1. Fair enough, as it’s quite a few notches above the singles that came before and after it. It has a sense of its own scale, with a beefed-up production that doesn’t get too overwhelming. That’s a good match for a song that makes bold claims of love but without too many superfluous or sappy lyrical images.
He’s still singing a bit too high, but this one won’t make the alley cats come runnin’.
Written by Joe Barnhill and Wayne Perry
Listen: Not a Moment Too Soon