So far so good for the Tim McGraw and Big Machine partnership.
Tim has put out two successful albums along with some big time singles.
Now it’s time for a brand new single that will lead into the third album from Tim on Big Machine.
Let’s check it out.
Top Of The World – Tim McGraw
I wasn’t sure about this one at first. It seemed to maybe be a little cheesy and a little too familiar. It’s just really hard to do love songs in a new way and that’s what this one seemed to be on the surface.
But now it’s starting to grow on me. The more I’ve heard this song the more I’m liking it.
I know there was an interview somewhere with Tim talking about his process for finding and recording new songs. He said that the sound is very important. Maybe just a little more important than the lyrics.
So the lyrics in this one are familiar, but that can be okay if the sound is fresh and interesting. And I think Tim did that well on this song. It does sound like something fresh while still being a Tim McGraw song.
It’s got a little bit of an electronic sound with some modern pop influences. It sounds like you could hear this one on pop radio, but I still think it fits in at country radio.
Tim is one of the pros in this business. He knows how to find hits and he also knows how to make hits. I think people are going to come around to this one. It might be a slow burner, but I think it’ll climb up into the top ten or even top five.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #5
CML Points: 85/100