February 17, 2009
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Either “Dry Town”, “Desperation” or “Guilty In Here”. I know the link was posted on The 9513, but I wanted to re-emphasize it here! Miranda is having a poll for the next single off of her album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend here! (On the page for the poll you can also listen to the three choices if you haven’t already heard them.) I have always heard about this kind of poll, but I usually hear about them too late to actually participate, so I was glad I could have some sort of say here! Miranda is also one of my favorite mainstream-ish country singers right now, so I’m especially happy.
Initially, I voted for “Desperation” because it is by far my favorite song on the album, but looking at it now, I think “Dry Town” is the perfect single. It’s that quirky song that could be a smash hit or a signature song for Miranda, and it’s funny and singable, but not pandering or unintelligent. I also think that after “More Like Her”, another slow song is probably a bad idea, which cuts out “Desperation”. That leaves the two fast songs, and of the two, “Dry Town” is my favorite.
Luckily, I got a Macbook over the weekend for college, since I got accepted to BYU last week with full tuition for 4 years! (That’s why I haven’t really been around, I’ve been playing with my new computer!) This has to do with Miranda because I got the chance to vote again on my new computer, so I cast my second vote for “Dry Town”.
As of writing this, “Dry Town” is leading in the results of the poll with 45%, followed by “Guilty In Here” with 34% and “Desperation” with 21%.
Here’s what I’m asking you to do:
First of all, vote! Make your voice heard on what the next single should be! Then post here which single you think should be a single and why!
February 17, 2009
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During the Farewell Tour for The Judds, the daughter half of the duo was also hard at work recording songs for a solo project. Naomi Judd was forced into retirement after being diagnosed with hepatitis in late 1990. The year 1991 saw the mother-daughter duo embarking on a major North American jaunt that turned out to be the biggest concert draw of the year. So ended the fairytale story of The Judds. But it was only the beginning for Wynonna Judd as a solo artist.
For her debut, Wynonna teamed with the red-hot producer of the day, Tony Brown. And the results were both critically acclaimed, and successful at the cash register and with radio as well. The first three singles from the album shot to #1, and the fourth also hit top 5, peaking at #4 on the Hot Country Songs chart. In the meantime, the disc has managed to sell more than 5 million copies, leaving many people saying “Naomi who?” Well, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but Wynonna certainly comes into her own with this release. Her vocals convey a sexiness and soul that was only bubbling beneath the surface on The Judds records, but is front and center here.
The album opens with the rocking ‘What It Takes’, an anthem of empowerment that probably didn’t sound as recycled in 1992 as it does today. ’She Is His Only Need’ was the first single, and sounds like it would fit neatly into the catalog of The Judds. Written by Dave Loggins, it’s a beautiful love story about a young couple where the man goes “overboard, over the limit to afford/to give her things he knew she wanted” because “she is his only need”. Next up is the biggest country radio hit of 1992, ‘I Saw The Light’. This song is a bit cheesy, but so damn catchy you just can’t help but hum or sing along.
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