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The 201 Greatest Singles of the Decade, Part 6: #100-81

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

The 201 Greatest Singles of the Decade, Part 6: #100-81

100 Alison Krauss Lonely
#100

“Restless”
Alison Krauss & Union Station
2004
Peak: #36

A shimmering moment of infatuation chased with unease. Krauss is entangled in thoughts of her beloved but at a distance, and temptation lurks for both of them. – Dan Milliken

99 Shania Come On Over

#99
I’m Holdin’ On to Love (To Save My Life)
Shania Twain
2000
Peak: #4

A terribly catchy slice of country-pop that, true to Twain, doesn’t sacrifice authenticity for appeal – Twain simply embodies the snappy energy that pulses through the song. – Tara Seetharam (more…)

Amy Dalley, “Let’s Try Goodbye”

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Amy Dalley, “Let’s Try Goodbye”

Curb Records is continuing its maddening approach with Dalley’s debut album: keep throwing singles at radio until one sticks, and keeping the album shelved until one does. The travesty is that while there hasn’t been a big hit yet, Dalley received signficant airplay for “Men Don’t Change” and the stunning “I Would Cry”, but rather than see if consumers would back her, Curb has kept the project at bay.

So here we are in 2007, with another track from the long-delayed project being sent to radio. “Let’s Try Goodbye” is one of her strongest efforts yet, a convincing break-up song by a woman who wants to hold on but realizes it’s pointless, and she loves the man she’s leaving too much to hate him, which she will if she stays. There’s a neat trick of keeping the pace slow during the verses, building during the bridge and having a powerful, up-tempo chorus that works well without sounding gimmicky. Hopefully radio will bite so we can hear the rest of the album, though with a couple of more singles, the whole damn thing will have already been sent to radio.

Grade: A-

Listen: Let’s Try Goodbye

Buy: Let’s Try Goodbye

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