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#1112821 - 08/10/16 06:40 PM H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line  
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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]  
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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]  
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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.

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#1112847 - 08/11/16 12:10 AM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Vicarn]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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]  
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Beavis & Butthead (grown up)

#1113538 - 08/18/16 08:22 PM Re: H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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It Don't Hurt Like It Used To - Billy Currington
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