Who's Online Now
29 registered members (Everett Adams, Calvin, Brian Austin Whitney, Dave Rice, Deej56, couchgrouch, E Swartz, Barry David Butler, Andy K, 4 invisible), and 291 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Posts: 3,948
Joined: September 2009
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Sheet Metal Catfish * UPDATED *
by Calvin. 04/25/18 05:28 AM
What If ?
by Calvin. 04/25/18 04:29 AM
Mistakes
by Calvin. 04/25/18 04:26 AM
Please Won't You Let Me Go Home
by RichMac. 04/25/18 04:08 AM
We Can't Do Without Each Other
by Irwin. 04/25/18 02:03 AM
IT HURTS
by Irwin. 04/25/18 01:44 AM
Shadow Self
by Moosesong. 04/25/18 01:43 AM
RED ROSE
by Irwin. 04/25/18 01:39 AM
Guitar solo needed for my Helen
by Roy Cooper. 04/25/18 01:08 AM
Won't Be Hard to Say Goodbye
by Deej56. 04/24/18 10:37 PM
Emily
by Nelson. 04/24/18 10:28 PM
Rewind Me
by Nelson. 04/24/18 10:19 PM
Please say some prayers for my Helen
by Roy Cooper. 04/24/18 09:47 PM
Bring Me Home
by lane1777. 04/24/18 07:31 PM
If I had a Heart
by lane1777. 04/24/18 07:21 PM
STILL GET CRAZY
by Janice & Bud. 04/24/18 05:44 PM
Green Bottles. Vic
by Janice & Bud. 04/24/18 05:35 PM
PORTMEIRION.
by Travis david. 04/24/18 01:35 PM
When I Leave the Flowers at the Door
by beechnut79. 04/24/18 11:19 AM
The Man in the Rorschach Shirt
by Mackie H.. 04/23/18 10:22 PM
A Book by Marty
by Martin Lide. 04/23/18 08:49 PM
Lonely Room
by Ricki E. Bellos. 04/23/18 08:45 PM
Working On My Broken Heart
by Janice & Bud. 04/23/18 06:03 PM
Nonprofit Needs a Song to Record
by Bill Lord. 04/23/18 04:02 PM
A Trump Placement...
by John Lawrence Schick. 04/23/18 10:55 AM
Thick and Thin
by Marvin Adcock. 04/23/18 06:12 AM
FOREVER. ( A poem)
by Deej56. 04/23/18 12:04 AM
Sweet Lorelie
by Deej56. 04/22/18 11:54 PM
The Track....
by Fdemetrio. 04/22/18 10:49 PM
Colorado at Nashville tonight. NHL Playoffs
by RonnieDean. 04/22/18 10:03 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,428
Travis david 10,753
Kevin Emmrich 10,535
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,801
glynda 8,574
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,874
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,280
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Dave Rice 6,577
Mark Kaufman 6,429
Joe Wrabek 6,401
ben willis 6,092
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,718
Linda Sings 5,604
Vicarn 5,590
niteshift 5,361
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,611
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,351
Neil Cotton 4,331
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,023
nightengale 3,965
Roy Cooper 3,948
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,775
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,346
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
E Swartz 3,098
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,880
Harriet Ames 2,869
Nigel Quin 2,802
MidniteBob 2,706
Tom Tracy 2,558
Nelson 2,542
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,182
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
Ray Thyer 1,929
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
floyd jane 1,854
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
maccharles 1,822
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,615
Cal 1,574
Rick Heenan 1,571
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Tom Franz 1,452
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
Janice & Bud 1,384
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
GocartMoz 1,289
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,085
Gerry 1,082
joro 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
lane1777 1,012
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 912
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 734
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 722
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
9ne 690
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 596
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
Irwin 564
Deej56 556
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
Moosesong 523
Roderic 522
BonzaiWag 513
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
R&M 452
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1112821 - 08/10/16 06:40 PM H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,413
Aaron Authier Offline
Top 200 Poster
Aaron Authier  Offline
Top 200 Poster

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,413
I figure I'll post one song per week for people to hear and you can give your review on it, or not. If you want to you can rate it out of 5 and explain what you liked and disliked about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXDAYlhdkyg&sns=em

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.O.L.Y.

H.O.L.Y
By Florida Georgia Line

When the sun had left and the winter came
And the sky thought to only bring the rain
I sat in darkness
All broken hearted
I couldn't find a day I didn't feel alone
I never meant to cry, started losing hope
But somehow baby
You broke through and saved me

You're an angel, tell me you're never leaving
Cause you're the first thing I know I can believe in

You're holy, holy, holy, holy
I'm high on loving you, high on loving you
You're holy, holy, holy, holy
I'm high on loving you, high on loving you

You made the brightest days from the darkest nights
You're the river bank where I was baptized
Cleansed from the demons
That were killing my freedom
Let me lay you down, give me to ya
Get you singing babe, hallelujah
We'll be touching
We'll be touching heaven

You're an angel, tell me you're never leaving
Cause you're the first thing I know I can believe in

You're holy, holy, holy, holy
I'm high on loving you, high on loving you
You're holy, holy, holy, holy
I'm high on loving you, high on loving you

I don't need these stars cause you shine for me
Like fire in my veins, you're my ecstasy
You're my ecstasy

You're holy, holy, holy, holy
I'm high on loving you, high on loving you
You're holy, holy, holy, holy
I'm high on loving you, high on loving you

You're the healing hands where it used to hurt
You're my saving grace, you're my kind of church
You're holy


This is currently the #1 song on Country's Billboard. It is by Florida Georgia Line.

I didn't like the religious imagery because of personal taste but the verses were well written.
The chorus was short and sweet. I found the drug reference to ecstasy out of place in the bridge. Ecstasy is a drug which is powerful in the short term in creating euphoria it isn't a drug
that you get addicted to taking. It is not a drug that you'd take every day. I guess the writers didn't know that. It throws me off the meaning of the song. Is he talking about a one night stand or someone he wants to be with forever? I also felt the melody to the verses sounded like Michael Buble - Home. Way too similar. When I heard it it distracted me from the song and Immediately made me want to turn it to listen to Buble. The vocals soar. Very easy on the ears.
All things aside I'd give it 3 stars out of 5.

One of the co writers Busbee has written some pop songs that I love like Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side. There is also a Norweigan who's never had a country song recorded by a major until this song. So this song wasn't written by primarily country writers. Very interesting.

#1112822 - 08/10/16 07:48 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Aaron Authier]  
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,098
Barry David Butler Online content
Top 100 Poster
Barry David Butler  Online Content
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,098
Sebring, Florida USA
The chorus is gorgeous and well sung.
Words were pretty pedestrian.
I can listen to a very catchy and pretty song and never even pay attention to the words.
Their song DIRT was amazing and they have catchy rock/pop songs that are infectious.....

#1112843 - 08/10/16 11:05 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Barry David Butler]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,590
Vicarn Online content
Top 50 Poster
Vicarn  Online Content
Top 50 Poster

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,590
UK
Good production, well performed, gimmicky, aimed straight at the commercial country market.
What's left to say?

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold
#1112847 - 08/11/16 12:10 AM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Vicarn]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,710
Dan Sullivan Offline
Top 100 Poster
Dan Sullivan  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,710
MI
Standard commercial popular music. Little that is memorable or remarkable. The kids will like it as background music.


Write from your heart, not what you think others want to hear.

https://dansullivan2.bandcamp.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dansullivan2
#1112876 - 08/11/16 01:57 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Dan Sullivan]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,958
Ray E. Strode Online content
Top 30 Poster
Ray E. Strode  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,958
Brunswick, Ga. USA
Well,
It sorta sounds like what is coming out of Nashville at present. In time it may catch on. Not quite a barn burner.


Ray E. Strode
#1112900 - 08/11/16 05:37 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 13,184
Michael LeBlanc Offline
Top 10 Poster
Michael LeBlanc  Offline
Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 13,184
Louisiana
i didn't listen to it but i can tell you,i don't like it.

#1112909 - 08/11/16 06:33 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Jim Colyer Offline
Top 30 Poster
Jim Colyer  Offline
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Nashville, Tennessee usa
Beavis & Butthead (grown up)

#1113538 - 08/18/16 08:22 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Jim Colyer]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Jim Colyer Offline
Top 30 Poster
Jim Colyer  Offline
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Nashville, Tennessee usa
It Don't Hurt Like It Used To - Billy Currington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5jSwgcS7rY


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
erictrent2147, StephenMiller, maylina, joeymakesmusic, LucyMiller
21028 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics117,879
Posts1,110,646
Members21,028
Average Posts Daily40
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"Parents are notorious for telling you not to do something, but not telling you WHAT to do instead. So here are my thoughts. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, give it a manicure. Don't burn your bridges, go out and build more! And of course, Don't run with Scissors, use them to cut out your press clippings!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
charliehamilton (60)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0