“I Coulda Been a Contender” Series: #5
I haven’t heard much love coming from the Archies for this sweet ditty called RUNNING. But I absolutely love this tune. It’s got a bit of R&B soul, a bit of a Stevie Wonder vibe going on, a bit of Jason Mraz here and there, and the flow is just so easygoing and fun. It’s swingin’! I think it’s the kind of single that would really push David beyond so much of the stereotypical baggage he’s had to contend with: from being “squeaky clean” to being “Disney” to being a “cheesy” American Idol alum. I also think the music video concept would have been lots of fun.