Written by Luke Bryan and Ashley Gorley
Luke Bryan’s latest (and apparently final) Spring Break compilation is being promoted with the new single, “Games.” Thematically, it doesn’t connect much to the Spring Break concept, unless you just assume the events in question are taking place at some beach-adjacent house party.
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.
Even more shocking is that this biting indictment of consumer culture was originally written for her Christmas album, but she added it to Up! when that project was shelved.
Less shocking is that she chose not to release it in America, given that the bulk of her descriptions might resonate a little too deeply with her target audience stateside. The red “pop” mix is better than the green “country” one anyway, channeling all that is best about Abba without sounding dated. No wonder it was a huge hit in Scandinavia.
I hope that if she ever does come out with another album – almost ten years and counting – her observations are as razor-sharp and sing-along catchy as they are here.
Written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
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