It seems ‘Best Night Ever’ has officially ended it’s run at country radio. It went recurrent on Billboard last week and I’m sure you’ve noticed I haven’t been making any updates on the subject over the past few weeks. While it was the best thing we could’ve gotten for Christmas last year, it couldn’t quite make it’s mark at radio. I don’t consider this a failure at all. It introduced the G-Team (the dedicated fan base) to a new Gloriana era! It filled the gap before the new album.
We have another ‘Wanna Take You Home’ scenario on our hands. WTYH peaked in the mid thirties before the band decided to release ‘(Kissed You) Good Night’ as a trio. That song gave them what they had been looking for. KYGN also had national attention with it being broadcasted on ABC’s channels, but I really think it would’ve done as well as it did regardless of that. So where am I going with this? I think the next single Gloriana releases before the album release later this year will do much better than BNE.
Personally, I think the band should go with something completely different in the form of ‘Trouble’, or maybe something completely up-tempo that we HAVEN’T heard. I can’t decide if BNE, or even ‘Can’t Shake You’ for that matter, were up-tempo or not. ‘Ain’t Runnin Outta Summer’ has that let-me-jam-in-the-car feel, and the mention of first kisses, but will it make sense come this winter? The back and forth formula worked for KYGN, but didn’t hit the mark as hard with the last two singles. Maybe it’s time for some sassy Rachel (we all know how I felt about Sunset Lovin’ not being released)!
From the new songs we have heard, which would YOU like to hear as Gloriana’s next single on country radio? More importantly, which song would you actually request? Take our poll below.