“One Too Many”
Keith Urban with P!nk
Written by Daniel Davidsen, Mitch Hansen, Alecia Moore (P!nk), James Norton, Cleo Tighe, Keith Urban, and Peter Wallevik
You’ve heard this song before, but at least they sing it well.
Keith Urban is still one of country music’s most compelling vocalists, and he’s joined by one of pop’s very best singers. P!nk’s vocal here will probably be the best one from a female artist that makes it into heavy rotation at country radio this year.
They sound so great together that the pedestrian lyrics and familiar melody aren’t enough to hold them back. It’s nice to hear a drinking song again that’s about drowning your sorrows instead of celebrating a good time, and I love the detail about being at a bar but spending the whole time lost in your phone. Beyond that particular detail, there’s nothing new here. It’s just a song about two lonely people getting just drunk enough to express their true feelings.
But that’s enough to make it a worthwhile listen, especially when the singers can deliver performances like this.