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Single Review: “Unbelievable (Ann Marie)” by Josh Gracin

August 16, 2008

American Idol’s first country music alumni provides the closing track and a dedication to his wife as the third single from his newest album. The song was written by Gracin for his wife Ann Marie and was co-named in her honor. Now the concept of this song is of course sweet and sentimental to Josh…but it doesn’t work.

Sure this song is a “decent” album filler and accomplished the purpose of allowing Josh to share the spotlight with the love of his life, but the light is very dim. The song fails to stand out much and it really isn’t the best work Josh has in his arsenal, in fact its one of his worst that he has to offer. It serves as short and underwritten, and comes off more as a love poem for a valentines day dinner than a radio hit-maker. Josh tries to hard to bring out the love he feels in here and although it is sung directly to his wife, it strays to far from the audience to really grasp them completely. It has its highlights, but too many low points for any real recognition over what is expected of a growing artist and writer like Josh.

Grade: C-

Listen: www.myspace.com/joshgracin

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jordan Stacey permalink
    August 18, 2008 4:04 pm

    While I agree with this review I still think it was one of the better songs off the album. Most of the rest were forgettable. What I found saved this one was Josh’s vocals, which to me sound stronger on this song. C+ for me.

  2. Leeann Ward permalink
    August 19, 2008 11:30 pm

    I wasn’t big on the album, but I thought “We Weren’t Crazy” was at least catchy. I’ve already forgotten the melody to this song, not to mention the genaric lyrics.

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