Country music is better when Gary Allan has a hit on the charts. He’s always out there doing his own thing and looking for that next fresh sound that nobody has done before. He doesn’t seem to chase trends or do anything like that. It’s more difficult, but when you hit you really hit. You might like this one. Check it out.
Hangover Tonight – Gary Allan
I don’t know if it’s a love song, but things can start with just one crazy night. That’s what seems to be going on with this song. You have two people out. They meet up. They’re not sure if they should take it further or if they should just call it a night and head home alone.
But they end up thinking that it wouldn’t hurt anything if they hang with each other for a little longer. The hook of the title is that they’re looking to hang with each other for the night. That’s the hangover tonight even though they may feel a little hangover the next morning as well. That might be the sequel of the song. We’ll have to see.
But the big story with this song is the sound and the style. I guess it’s Rhythm & Blues influenced. It’s funky with that blues club feeling. Things are kind of laid back and easy going. You can fall into the groove and kind of rock back and forth with the music.
It’s different. I don’t know many others trying it. Maybe Billy Currington could pull it off.
What do you think of this one?
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 88/100