When it comes to listening to music, I go through spells of listening to it constantly and only having it on in the car as background noise. After all of the Christmas decorations had been taken down and it was no longer cool to listen to Christmas music, I had only been listening in the car.
If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that music does play a slight role in my life especially with how I'm feeling. And that my main genre of choice is country! I've been enjoying my subscription to SiriusXM and especially The Highway. I like getting behind the scenes facts and such. Plus I love their countdown to the top music hits on the weekends.
I remember back in July, there was this country music artist whom I had never heard of until I started to listen to The Highway. It was Thomas Rhett and his hit song Crash and Burn was at the top of the charts the weekend of the Fourth of July. It was really catchy and I really liked listening to it. I didn't give him much thought, but would turn up that song whenever it came on.
Fast forward to October when his next hit, Die a Happy Man, (which is apparently still at the top of the country music charts) started making it's way onto the countdown. I really loved this song. I made up my mind I was going to go and buy his CD. Yes, I still buy CDs. So I bought it for those 2 songs. But wow! Was I floored when there were so many other good songs on this album that have yet to see the radio!
I'm sure there are many other albums that are the exact same way, off the top of my head, Nickelback's Dark Horse album was like this for me as well as Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party album. I bought both of those in CD as well.
So I figured I would share with y'all my top rated songs from Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up album that hasn't gotten any credit yet.
This is the first song on the album and it's catchy. This is my theme song for when I'm pulling into NPG's neighborhood. Every Friday night when I'm on my way to his house after leaving work, I play this song and jam out. It's just that good!
2// South Side
This is a good dance in the shower kind of song. Okay, you can dance around your living room too, I've just found myself dancing to this one in the shower! Also very catchy and upbeat. I feel like there should be some kind of line dance to this song!
At first I would skip over this song, it wasn't my favorite. It didn't sound like country music, I didn't want to listen to it. But when I actually gave it a chance, I really liked it. It quickly got added to my running playlist and a favorite on iTunes. Now I find myself dancing and bobbing my head in the driver seat to this wishing I was on vacation.
This song had me hooked from the first time I heard it. Not the best song for younger folks, but we're all adults here, right?! Yeah, so this song. Just listen to it. It was actually requested to be played on The Highway. So I'm excited that other people like it as well!
5// Learned It From the Radio
While this song is different from all the rest because it is much slower, not the dancing song at all, it is the country song I'd been craving. I think it speaks to me because there are so many times I sat in my car blaring the radio because I had just gone through a breakup, I was mad at the world, I couldn't describe how happy I was, and all the situations in between. Definitely a must listen to.
And of course, we can't forget Crash and Burn and Die a Happy Man. The 2 songs I actually bought the CD for. But if you've been listening to country music anytime in the past year, you've already heard these!
What are some songs you like that don't get radio time?