Sunday, January 25, 2009

#5 The Script, "Breakeven"

What am I supposed to do
When the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say
When I'm all choked up but you're OK?

American radio, are you listening? OK, here goes: I need "Breakeven" to be the next "She Will Be Loved." It could do it, it really could--how could Americans resist singing along with this Irish-penned song, one of those ballads with a gorgeous soaring melody but enough oomph behind the rest of it (especially in that percussion part) to make it mid-tempo and give it the punch it needs to keep your attention before you have time to fall in love with the lyrics (and there are more than enough lyrics to fall in love with in "Breakeven")--but you're going to have to start it; if people don't hear this song, they're never going to get the chance to fall in love with it.

Find it on: The Script


Paul said...

I sense that The Script may be the next big thing in the states. Perhaps now they are pretty much done promoting their album in the UK, they will head over to the states and charm radio execs there. Breakevan is an amazing tune and your comparison to the amazing M5 tune is spot on. Plus if radio warms to this, perhaps they may eventually break down their barriers surrounding Take That...

Poster Girl said...

Paul, if it means getting to hear songs like this on the ready, bring them and the charm offensive over here once they're done! Take That making it here too would be amazing.