The title of this song from Dierks Bentley had me checking Google.
I only knew the number 5150 as the name of Eddie Van Halen’s home recording studio. The band Van Halen actually named one of their albums after the studio (a record with Sammy Hager, which was a great record).
It turns out the reference is to the involuntary psychiatric hold in California. That’s what Eddie was reference and that’s what Dierks is referencing with his new track 5-1-5-0 as well.
5-1-5-0 – Dierks Bentley
It’s a little hard to type, but the song is easy to listen to.
Dierks is singing about a girl he’s in love with. He’s falling for her so hard that he references that he’s crazy for her and might need to be taken to the psych ward.
Ok. So maybe Dierks doesn’t actually need to be taken to the ward, but the reference hits home. If you’ve ever fallen for someone you probably know the feeling. You’re completely in love with them and you are having a hard time thinking straight. You’re forgetting important things. You’re missing out on hanging with friends and family. It feels like you’re crazy.
This sounds like another number one hit for Dierks. It’ll be three in a row for the country hit maker. He’s on another roll with his singles. He knows how to find a catchy melody and put it to some sing along lyrics. This is classic Dierks at his radio best.
Country music is interesting. Just because an album has one, two or even three or more number one hits doesn’t mean the album as a whole will sell like they used to. Home probably won’t even go platinum if it even reaches gold status. The singles themselves are selling well and that’s probably the reality we live in.
It’s good for the artists to have number one hits, though. Fans pay good money to see the current top 40 played live and I’m sure Dierks is having a good year out on the road.
5-1-5-0 is going to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.
What do you think of the song?
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 82/100