Kellie Pickler, “I Wonder”

Kellie Pickler, “I Wonder”

This is very heartfelt and sincere. Pickler speaks rhetorically to the mother who didn’t stick around to raise her. Her performance is perfectly delivered, with subtlety and understatement.

The production overwhelms her in the bridge, where there are way too many strings, bells and whistles. I’d like to hear an acoustic version of this that allows Pickler to remain front and center through the whole thing.

Grade: B+

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  1. I don’t really like the song. I think it is very boring. Kellie doesn’t have very good vocals. I don’t like the end part of the song either. “Red High Heels” is way better then this. “I Wonder” why this song is so boring and silly. I don’t take it seriously at all. I give it a D+

  2. I actually hate the song “Red High Heels,” especially the part where she repeats “Don’t you, don’t you,” very annoying. However, I love “I Wonder,” it is very touching and love the lyrics of how it tells us about her Mom never being around. It’s a song that definitly comes from her heart. I like the song a lot and it show off more of her vocals compared the her pervious song, which I can’t stand.

  3. “I Wonder” is a song that speaks close to my heart as my father wasn’t around for much of my childhood. I love the video also, it shows the true “feeling” of her emotions as she sings about something so close to her own heart! I love it!

  4. I have to agree with Melrose about her comment on Red High Heels; the exact same thing annoys me too. As for this song, it doesn’t do much more me, though I know it comes from her heart. I do have a hard time with the fact that every review or article regarding her performance of this song mentions that she cries. I believe she really feels this song, considering her background, but it’s hard for me to believe that she really has to cry every time she sings it. It just seems less sincere than it could be. I’m a cynic, I know.

  5. i understand what kellies song talks about…first off…im i feel this way that kellie expresses in her lyrics about my biological mom who i havent seen since i was 3, and im almost 19 now. Also, my adopted mom left when i was 12 so i totally understand! im soo sorry kellie had to go through this! This song is soo wonderful!! i love it! way to go Kellie!

  6. I love this song! Anytime I feel upset about my dad abandoning me at age 10, I listen to this song and see that it’s ok to feel bad!

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