“I Coulda Been a Contender” Series: #1
I decided to schedule a number of posts in advance for a special series I’m calling “I Coulda Been a Contender.” I’ve been on record elsewhere about my deep disappointment with David’s label, Jive, for not doing more to promote more singles off of his debut album. On his first album, there were definitely a number of songs that I think should have had their moment to shine as singles. “Crush” was a monster hit, compared to other songs released, like “A Little Too Not Over You” and “Touch My Hand.” However, there were certainly stronger songs off the album – both from the standard and deluxe editions.
So, first up on the “I Coulda Been a Contender” series: WAITING FOR YESTERDAY. David co-wrote this beauty, included on the bonus track of his deluxe album, and what I love about it (and why it would have been my choice for his second single over ALTNOY) is not just that lovely falsetto in the line “never let goooooo,” but also the lyrics, which I think showcase what a lover boy David is. David is not a “bad boy,” which in today’s culture is considered the ultimate in super sexy Alpha Male characteristics. David is a heart soother, not a heart breaker, and his sex appeal to me is captured in the persona of this single. The bridge is, as some have said, a panty-dropping line:
I’m the one for you tonight / I’m the one for you forever
If it takes a little time / whatever it takes / whatever it takes
Even on blog holiday, I’m doing my part to promote a worthy CD, which is almost close to platinum sales. Enjoy!