“Every Time I Hear That Song”
Written by Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Brad Warren, and Brett Warren
Songs that are about other songs evoking memory are difficult to pull off. I wrote once about the songs that explored this theme the best.
This one fails at the task because it isn’t successful at being memorable in its own right. The only thing that lingers is a really terrible attempt at a melodic hook – the “ooo-wooh-ooh” that goes looking for a few different notes but doesn’t manage to find any of them.
Nashville producers seem determined these days to hide the vocals of legitimately strong singers, almost as if they need to level the playing field on the radio for the majority of contemporary acts that can’t really sing. Blake Shelton can actually sing, but you’d never know it listening to this record.