Retro Single Review: Tim McGraw, “Refried Dreams”

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August 10, 2011

1995 | Peak: #5

By all laws of logic and reason, I should hate this song. But I don’t.

I like that the lyrics move by quickly enough that you can enjoy the rhyme without having to linger over their inanity.   McGraw’s vocal is a bit goofy, but not to the point that you doubt he’s actually a bit heartbroken.

And hey, the song’s central concept actually works, helping it rise above an otherwise corny title.

Written by Jim Foster and Mark Peterson

Grade: B

Listen: Refried Dreams

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  1. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Yup, your first line sums it up for me too.

  2. DevinNo Gravatar says:

    When I was a much younger and my dad had this CD, all I wanted to listen to was Indian Outlaw and Refried Dreams (which happened to be back to back songs on that CD). Clearly I had fantastic taste in music as a 5 year old….

  3. TomNo Gravatar says:

    …simple, a little silly with a most car radio friendly melody and topped with extra large twang – at least i still can’t say no to that combo. what a sophomore album that was.

  4. KatieNo Gravatar says:

    man….seems like Tim’s entire single collection were B songs from these reviews…. :-\

    I admit, I did not hear about Time until after I was already a fan of Faith (circa 1998) so I have not heard half of these songs, including this one.

  5. Lyrically light but the production sucks me in every time I hear it. I can’t help it.

  6. SweetcheeksNo Gravatar says:

    This was a good song and it deserved to be a hit but early Tim McGraw stuff — this and Indian Outlaw – seems so dated now, production wise. Its a good song but its like a time capsule.

  7. Slight, but not horrible.

  8. TomNo Gravatar says:

    …come to think of it, does anybody know by chance, when tim mcgraw’s next “greatest hits” collection will be released?

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