Do You Like “Cute” Songs?
For a while in country music, we had a nice little string of “cute” songs. I’d call those songs with clever music and a lot of simple wordplay and a nice easy concept. Songs like Brad Paisley’s “Online” come to mind. Chris Janson’s “Buy Me A Boat” is another. They’re just… cute. There’s not really a better word for them. Often, they hit big, then flame out, and then you pretty much stop hearing them for a while.
So, the question is… what do you think of songs like that? Do they have a place in your playlist? Do you prefer something like Zach Bryan’s “Something In The Orange” which is a heavy, dusky song with concepts of the heart and heartache. Or do you prefer the rock songs like “Get This Thing Started” by Jason Aldean? Songs with a driving beat and a party message?
Or is there no right answer? Do they all belong?
Personally, I absolutely adored this song. It’s a song about drinking, sure, but it’s clever. It’s such a simple wordplay that I’m surprised nobody else has done it before. Half of me wants X, and the other half does too? That seems unoriginal, but I can’t say I’ve ever heard that before.
Give the song a listen. See what you think.
~Jake from 98.7 The Bull