Finally! The infographics have returned! For those that are new to the site, one of the most enjoyable features I did last year was using infographics to break down the composition of the music or the charts. In the past I looked at Dallas Davidson songs and Luke Bryan songs. For today’s infographic I decided to take a look at the music catalog of Florida Georgia Line. I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while now and I finally had time to do it. So without further ado let’s take a look at the interesting data I scooped up on Florida Georgia Line’s songs…
- If you’re wondering, no I did not sit down and listen to every Florida Georgia Line song. I like my ears.
- To see the lyrics for all of Florida Georgia Line’s songs, click here. They’re even funnier reading them out loud.
- Bonus stat that didn’t make the infographic: 12 different artists are name-dropped in their songs. Those artists are Marshall Tucker, Hank Williams (multiple times), Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Lee Roth, Drake, Alabama (multiple times), George Strait, Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Bob Marley, Shania Twain and Florida Georgia Line. Yes, they name-drop themselves in a song.
- Each album features one song each that doesn’t contain the term “girl,” “baby” or a similar term. So they’re consistent in this regard.
- I thought about listing every type of alcohol reference and alcohol brand, but there was no way it was going to fit onto the infographic. Based on memory, Bacardi seemed to be the go-to reference along with fireball.
- You have no idea how much amusement I got out of reading such terrible lyrics together. I can’t fathom how grown adults can sit in a room and concoct such brain-dead lyrics.
- If you have anymore questions on what data I found or how I got it, ask away in the comments below!
Upcoming/Recent Country Music Releases
- Toby Keith will be releasing his new album 35 MPH Town next Tuesday. I really don’t expect much from it.
- Laura Bell Bundy just released a new album this week titled Another Piece of Me. I honestly had no idea she was still making music.
- Sammy Kershaw just released a new album too and it’s called I Won’t Back Down. I will definitely be listening to and reviewing this one.
- Clare Dunn is releasing a new single titled “Move On.”
- There were several releases from Texas and independent acts in this past week, including: Dale Watson, Sam Outlaw, Uncle Lucius, Courtney Patton and more. See what I mean when I say there’s a lot of releases happening right now? Hopefully we’ll be able review all of these.
- Also with the majority of these quality releases in the past week, Billy Currington’s Summer Forever and Gloriana’s Three albums will most likely not be reviewed. When it comes to reviews, Derek and myself always give preference to the better albums and these two are at the very bottom of our review list right now. We both found that each album, for the lack of a better word, sucked and really there wasn’t a single quality song on them. There’s no point in wasting time on bad albums, especially when they aren’t even big enough for hits. Sorry, but there’s just better music we would rather spend our time on.
Throwback Thursday Song
Jason Isbell – “Cover Me Up” – Of course I chose this song this week. I’ve been listening to Isbell a lot in the last week. Can his new album get here yet?
Non-Country Song of the Week
Weird Al Yankovic – “Word Crimes” – This was one of my favorite songs from 2014. Weird Al brilliantly combined the catchy beat from that terrible song “Blurred Lines” with a grammar lesson that many people need. Brilliant! I bet Florida Georgia Line could learn something from this song.
Tweet of the Week
And Cake Bowen once again nails it!
iTunes Reviews That Rock!
This week’s reviews are for Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn.” It warms my heart to see other people skewer terrible music like this. The last review even comes from a fan of Rhett.
Note for Next Week: There will not be a Hodgepodge, as it will take the week off. All next week we’ll be giving our mid-year assessment of country music, looking at the best and worst throughout the genre so far in 2015.
That’s it for the Hodgepodge this week! Be sure to sound off in the comments!