Welcome to Target Practice where bad popular songs of the past and present get shot. I don’t know what the hell is going on with modern day country music. It seems like the industry is set on making the dumbest decisions ever. They suck at promoting their most talented artists and the bad ones are put in the spotlight. Look how they treated Kacey Musgraves and other female country artists who don’t fit into a certain image. Look at the rise of bro country and the uses of hip-hop beats and flows in a misguided attempt to appeal to a larger audience. Look at the number one song on the Hot Country Songs charts right now (as of this being posted) coming from a non-country artist. There’s a lot more issues with this particular industry that I’m not well-versed enough to go fully in detail on. For now, let’s go into today’s Target Practice from new face Jordan Davis. This is Singles You Up.
I ain’t heard you laugh like that in a long time
I wonder if you stopped his world like you did mine just now
Stopped his world as in making time freeze itself? Is she God?
I see you sippin’ white wine instead of whiskey
And does he want you to be just a little more city?
Why do you care what alcohol she’s drinking? Let her get drunk however way she wants to. Also, it’s ironic that he’s complaining about someone being more city when this music sounds like it was crafted by city folks.
Well, I’m sorry if I’m overstepping boundaries
I don’t mean to be, but I’ve just got to tell you how I feel
Well, you should’ve stopped there, but of course, there’s more.
If he ever singles you up, if he’s ever stupid enough
I’ma be the first one calling you baby (baby)
If he ain’t holding you tight, if he ain’t treating you right
I’ma be the first one calling him crazy (crazy)
‘Cause girl, it’s just a matter of time until you find
That the right guy’s staring you back into your eyes, right now
No rush, but if he ever singles you up
For starters, nobody ever in the history of humanity’s existence has ever used the phrase “singles you up” in real life. But let’s get into the meat of this. Looks like we got another song where a guy has his eyes on another dude’s girlfriend, waiting for the moment when they end the relationship so he can take his place.
Nice to see that trying to steal other people’s girlfriends crosses all cultural boundaries.
He hasn’t even looked your way since you walked in
But I can’t help it that I can’t take my eyes off of you
Yeah, that’s not weird or creepy at all.
Your favorite song just came on and me and you were singing along
And he don’t even know a single word
Maybe he just has a different favorite song. People have different music tastes. I would continue on with the analysis, but there’s no more new lyrics after this point, so this’ll be another short post.
This song is a single best skipped. The production sounds like it was made for Sam Hunt as the only thing sounding country is the guitars. You take that away, you’re left with a stale pop song. And then there’s the content where Jordan Davis is waiting for this girl’s relationship to end so that he can swoop right in and take the dude’s place. I feel like I’ve talked about this too many times when it comes to these type of songs. I’m basically beating a half-dead horse by this point. In closing, this is just another douchey bro country song that might as well have existed 4 years ago. Next Target Practice, we look at a bad break up song from 2009. You know what I’m talking about.
SONG OF THE WEEK
Broken Halos-Chris Stapleton