Retro Single Reviews

Retro Single Review: Shania Twain, "Ka-Ching!"

July 5, 2012 // 3 Comments

2003 | Peak: #2 (Europe, Austria, Sweden); #3 (Germany); #8 (U.K.)

Shania Twain at her most deliciously subversive.

“Ka-Ching!” stands in such sharp contrast to her entire catalog that it’s something of a shock that she wrote and recorded it.

Retro Single Review: Dolly Parton, "I Will Always Love You"

July 5, 2012 // 5 Comments

1974 | #1

Where to start? How do you begin a review of a song as seemingly universal as this one is? I could go on about what a massive success this song was in all the different versions that were recorded. But for now, I’ll just talk about what a fine record this 1974 original is on its own merits.

Retro Single Review: Tim McGraw, "My Next Thirty Years"

July 4, 2012 // 6 Comments

2000 | Peak: #1

Age forty is still seen as more of a milestone, but age thirty might be the best place to neatly divide your life.

McGraw captures that feeling of settling in to who you’re going to be, and the growing confidence that you’re really an adult and that you’ve somewhat established yourself.

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