“Something That We Do”
Written by Clint Black and Skip Ewing
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
November 21, 1997
Clint Black begins another run of consecutive chart-topping hits.
The Road to No. 1
Clint Black followed “Like the Rain” with the top ten hit “Half Way Up,” which was the second and final single from The Greatest Hits. Black then previewed his sixth studio album with “Still Holdin’ On,” a top fifteen duet with Martina McBride. The next three singles from the album all went to No. 1.
The No. 1
There are two solid No. 1 singles from Nothin’ But the Taillights. We’ll get to them soon.
But this one is God awful. Just embarrassingly bad.
Y’all, he wrote these lines down on paper, looked at it, and thought, “good enough!” and radio signed off on it, too:
Love is wide, love is long
Love is deep and love is strong
Love is why I love this song
And I hope you love it too
The only saving grace is a decent vocal performance and an arrangement that deviates from his tired mid-nineties template, which makes it a notch above his “One Emotion” nadir but isn’t nearly enough to elevate it any further in his catalog.
An uninspired dud from an artist who should’ve known better.
The Road From No. 1
As noted above, two more No. 1 hits are on deck from this album. We’ll cover them both in 1998.
“Something That We Do” gets a D.
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