Brad Paisley has been a force to be reckoned with on country radio for the last ten years. He’s racked up 16 number one songs (10 of which were done consecutively) and none of his singles have failed to hit the top 20. However, his two previous singles failed to reach the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Can his newest single, “Water,” climb to the top?
“Water” is the third single off of Brad Paisley’s 2009 album, American Saturday Night. The song – written by Paisley, Chris DuBois, and Kelley Lovelace – is another one of Brad’s less-than-serious songs that we’ve become accustomed to this past few years. It describes many scenes that all revolve around water. From the narrator admitting he fell in love with water back when he played in an inflatable pool to him and his friends jumping in the river. The most humorous verse is definitely the third verse which talks about spring break and girls in white t-shirts (Daytona Beach on spring break/eighteen girls up on stage/white t-shirts about to be sprayed/with water). This is probably one of Paisley’s strongest songs that fit into the humorous, witty mold; heck, anything would probably be better than “Ticks” or “I’m Still A Guy.” Though it lacks the stellar creativity the previous singles, “Welcome to the Future” and “American Saturday Night,” have, it still showcases Paisley as a fine country artist.
The production sticks to Brad’s mixture of traditional country and mainstream country. It’s filled with plenty of Brad’s famous guitar playing along with a great steel guitar melody. Throw in a little bit of fiddle and you got yourself the perfect mixture. It’s a perfect summer song and will no doubt find itself being played at backyard barbeques and river outings throughout the season.
It’s hard to imagine this song not reaching number one, seeing as radio loves to eat these singles up during the summer. I think it’s safe to say this will continue his streak of top five singles.
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One response to “Brad Paisley, "Water"”
I actually was not impressed with this song. There's just nothing especially clever or witty about plain descriptions of scenes involving water.