To this day, this is one of the most well-written Taylor Swift songs. Like Scott Borchetta said when Swift first played a piano demo of this song for him, I don't think Swift realized what she had written. It's a mainly acoustic ballad, and reminiscences lost love. It's odd for a girl so young to sing about love in the seasoned way Swift does, but she manages to have a wise beyond her years outlook at love. This song and the other ballads on Swift's debut album were the basis of her epic ballads of later years, like "All Too Well", "Last Kiss" and "Dear John".
like this, which discuss loving and accepting yourself become popular, but this one did. Although riddled with cliches, this song does display a beautiful and powerful message. The chorus,
This song was Lambert's debut single, and the lead single off of her album, Kerosene. This track did not chart nearly as well as the album's title track, but did get a bit of recognition and charted at No. 27 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
"Me & Charlie Talking" is a nostalgic track that looks back on Lambert's first love, and how simple her life was then. The song begins with crickets chirping, and has an instrument that imitates the cricket sound throughout the whole song. It is an acoustic based track, and has the vocals the main focus, and therefore the story. The hook of the song is a metaphor about how she used to treat love, and then using the rest of the song to compare it to how she treats love now. Lambert sings,
Faith Hill was one the biggest female country stars of the 90s and 2000's. Her powerful vocals and ear for catchy music led her into the pop music world as well as the country music world, but she always had country influence in all of her songs. "Breathe" is an example of one of those crossover songs. It was the No. 1 song of 2000 even though it only reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached No.1 on the Adult charts and the Country charts for both the US and Canada and charted worldwide.