Lorrie Morgan — “Good As I Was to You” (from To Get to You) — Good

Or, as Sherry Ann once called this one,
“What, Are You Joking With This?”

6 responses to “is this the thanks i get?
(or: july 22’s honey from the hive)”

  1. the buzz from Blake Boldt:

    As soon as I saw the title of this post, I started singing the hook. One of the best singles from Tammy 2.0.

  2. the buzz from brandon:

    Damn straight. From a career full of terrific singles, this is easily in my top three. Absolutely spectacular.

  3. the buzz from Blake Boldt:

    My favorite single from Lorrie only reached #14 on the singles chart: “I Guess You Had to Be There.” Her signature, “Something in Red,” also peaked at that position, though I think it was overproduced. Hell of a well-written song, though. Her best album, I think, is GREATER NEED. “By My Side” is a beautiful duet with then-hubby Jon Randall and “I Just Might Be” and “Greater Need” are excellent, too.

    It’s a shame her peak years were in parallel with a number of other ’90s ladies. The Tammy 2.0 remark is no slight; she’s clearly advanced the traditions of country music and has that wonderful “cry” in her voice, and while she’s not one of the all-time great singers in my opinion, she’s been underrated because of the wealth of female talent in her era.

  4. the buzz from brandon:

    I would tell you my favorite Lorrie single right now, but I wish not to scoop a future honey from the hive post, so I’ll refrain for now. “Had to Be There” was an okay tune, but it didn’t really make sense unless you saw the video, and I’m not a big fan of songs that require visual aid. (Props, however, to whomever managed to wrangle Kris Kristofferson to co-star.) And you were doing fine, Blake, until you just had to rag on “Something in Red” — it’s almost as though you can’t get through a comment without throwin’ out some surrious fightin’ words, babe! WTF?!

  5. the buzz from Blake Boldt:

    I haven’t seen the video for “Had to be There.” Is the storyline so hard to figure out just from the lyric? I guess I’d have to go back and listen again. Seemed pretty clear to me what was happening.

    I think “Something in Red” is a fantastic song fitted with a wonderful vocal performance, but I would’ve toned down some of the bells and whistles in the production. No harm, no foul! Much love!

  6. the buzz from Blake Boldt:

    I was going to visit Austin this fall to celebrate my new job and the resulting new funds. Am I not allowed now? Don’t turn me away, Brandon!