So I know Bobby Bones from his weekly top country countdown. I hear him once in a while here in Wisconsin on a Sunday morning when I’m driving to the golf course. He seems like a good guy. I should know more about his and his show, but I do know that he’s pretty big time in the country industry.
It was a little bit of a surprise to me when his name showed up on the country charts. He put out an album with a collaborator and I think a few other buddies. I’m not really sure on the details behind the project, but we’ll check out one of the popular songs.
If I Was Your Boyfriend – Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots
It seems like this is a little bit of a Barenaked Ladies things. And I kind of like it. It looks like they’re having fun kind of going over the top with the singing and the story, but it kind of works just as all those crazy Barenaked Ladies songs work.
The story seems to be formed around a crush that a guy has for a girl. He’s kind of smitten and dreaming of what it would be like to be her boyfriend. He’s kind of laying it all out on the line. It’s not the glitz and glam that some girls might want, but he covers all the basics like making matching t-shirts and watching The Bachelor.
And it’s all wrapped around some really catchy melodies. They’re over the top, sure, but catchy. And there’s also some really strong ’80s hair metal guitars in there for good measure.
What do you think of this one?
CML Points: 85/100