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Jason Aldean, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ Feat. Kelly Clarkson – Song Spotlight

Jason Aldean, 'My Kinda Party'

Jason Aldean’s song ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ which features guest vocals from pop singer Kelly Clarkson, is surprisingly heartfelt for appearing on an album entitled ‘My Kinda Party.’ The song was written about the difficulties of finding and maintaining love in our society today.

The most noticeable part within ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ is Aldean and Clarkson’s vocals. Aldean’s voice may be hard to match up to for most people, but being the vocal powerhouse that she is, Clarkson has no trouble keeping up. The duo’s voices match up beautifully, especially when they get really powerful during the chorus. Kelly is no stranger to country music either, having collaborated with Reba McEntire on a rendition of her song ‘Because of You.’

The lyrics to ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ are very applicable to the current state of society. Clarkson sings, “Let’s take it slow, I don’t want to move too fast / I don’t wanna just make love, I wanna make love last.” This line exemplifies the desire some people have when they want to make the move from a physical relationship to an emotional relationship.

The music in ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ further adds to the depth of emotion contained in the lyrics. The melancholy guitar riff is accompanied by classical elements such as violin, giving the music a sorrowful feel. The music also sounds very epic, lending sincerity to the heartache and raw honesty within Aldean and Clarkson’s vocals.

Listen to ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’

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Watch Jason and Kelly Performing ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ at the 44th Annual CMAs

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