Jordan Davis, ‘Singles You Up’ [Listen]
Jordan Davis is coining a fresh phrase with his new summer single, “Singles You Up.”
According to an interview with Sounds Like Nashville, the clever tagline came about after Davis and “Singles You Up” co-writer Steven Dale Jones congratulated the song’s third songwriter — Justin Ebach — on his recent engagement. The two thought it was smart that Ebach didn’t “single her up,” and after a 90-minute writing session, the new pop-country anthem was complete.
The song revolves around a relationship between a guy and girl who appear to be friends, but the guy is cooly interested in becoming more. However, there is a roadblock: the girl is apparently dating a doofus who doesn’t give her enough attention, at least from the guy’s point of view.
Lyrically, the non-boyfriend isn’t pressuring her into a relationship as heavy as other recent country hits — Old Dominion‘s “Break Up with Him” ( “I know you ain’t in love with him / Break up with him“) is a strong example. Instead, he opts for the words “no rush” in the chorus.
The front of the chorus is an easygoing singalong, while Davis delivers a fresh rhythm and internal rhyme scheme in the back half of the chorus that takes the song to a new place. He also bookends the chorus with the words, “singles you up,” giving fans every opportunity to soak up the catchy phrase.
Why Fans Will Love It: The production and attitude screams summer jam, and it coins a new phrase for the hip crowd to hold onto.
Key Lyrics: “If he ever singles you up / If he’s ever stupid enough / I’m a be the first one calling you baby.“
Did You Know?: When he was a kid, Jordan Davis used to sing songs (and sometimes make up songs) while his father played guitar. The two were big John Prine fans.
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Jordan Davis’ “Singles You Up” Lyrics:
“If he ever singles you up / If he’s ever stupid enough / I’ma be the first one calling you baby / If he ain’t holding you tight / If he ain’t treating you right / I’ma be the first one calling him crazy / ’Cause girl it’s just a matter of time until you find / That the right guy’s staring you back into your eyes right now / No rush, but if he ever singles you up …”
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