“Gonna Wanna Tonight”
Written by Shane McAnally, Jon Nite, and Jimmy Robbins
Here’s what I don’t understand.
Let’s put all of the clichés to the side for a minute. Going out, drinking, fishing dock, pretty red lips, yada yada yada. They’re all here, as uninteresting as ever.
But what makes no sense to me is the lite rock arrangement. A song about getting back to nature and being in the country, isolated from the rest of the world, begs for a twangy arrangement dominated by acoustic instruments.
Maybe that’s why so much of this wave of country keeps striking a dissonant chord with longtime fans of the genre. They’re singing about being country on records that sound nothing like country.
What a colossal waste of time and energy.