Written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas
#1 (3 weeks)
June 3 – June 17, 1995
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
May 26, 1995
Clint Black’s worst No. 1 single.
The Road to No. 1
One Emotion produced the No. 1 hit “Wherever You Go,” which was followed by the set’s second No. 1 single.
The No. 1
“Summer’s Comin'” is an inane and joyless record.
Sung in a monotone with no discernable melody, Black undercuts any of the enthusiasm the clunky lyrics attempt to convey with his checked out performance.
This is the laziest songwriting that he ever took to the top of the charts:
When the day gets cookin’ gonna grab my toys
And it really doesn’t matter which wave we’re on
Get to turnin’ up them good old boys
Crankin’ into the night, by the break of dawn
All the towns are red and I still see blonde
The man who wrote “Killin’ Time” actually put these lyrics down on paper and determined that this was good enough to record. And radio played the hell out of it, as did CMT.
I remember dodging this one for months on the radio and on television, and after revisiting it for this feature, I hope I never have to hear it again.
The Road From No. 1
Next up is the title track of One Emotion, which will also go No. 1. We’ll cover it later in 1995.
“Summer’s Comin'” gets an F.
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