Given his travails over the past few years, this sounds like a love song for his new wife, Nicole Kidman. Once In A Lifetime 4:11 08. But For The Grace Of God 3:44 12. Got It Right This Time The 4:44 Celebration 03. Urban is faithful to the original but lets his guitar do plenty of talking in the mix. Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Making Memories Of Us 3:56 07.
It begins with a B-3 and a Fender Rhodes, a slippery drum loop, and one of those trademark, mid-tempo love ballad hooks that Urban can write all day long. This should be released as a new single to country radio and hopefully there'll be a video coming to boot. Equal parts Tom Petty, Don Henley, and Bob Seger, it's a country-pop song that will go down as one of his best. There are two new tracks that lead this baby off, and the first one's a doozie. .
Tonight I Wanna Cry 4:19 09. But there's a bit more; a lot more actually. When the guitars open up and the snare starts to crack, Urban's croon glides over this soulful, easy rocker and builds to a killer bridge where the electric six-strings, percussion, organ, and piano swell to the bursting point and it's all joy. Raining On Sunday 3:54 15. I Told You So 4:02 04. Days Go By 3:49 11. Clocking in at almost 76 minutes, this is a comp for the fans, and for the uninitiated as well.
Bottom line: it's one of the great romantic rockers of 2007. The Greatest of All-Time Top Country Artists, Songs and Albums rankings are based on weekly performance on Hot Country Songs from its Oct. You'll Think Of Me 3:51 13. Covering eight years, these are not merely album cuts, but in most cases the actual radio edits of hit singles? Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me 3:41 14. You're My Better Half 3:59 10. Somebody Like You 5:23 18.
Urban has nonetheless been a road dog in 2007, and this greatest-hits package couldn't have come at a better time. Artists are ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above, of all their Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums chart entries. That's conjecture, but given that it was written in 2006, it's a pretty good bet. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. The song is a great fit for Urban, whose voice has just enough graininess in it to recall the original, but it also rocks harder.
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