Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For a Good Time”
Songwriters: Keith Follese, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Like most of the material on Lady Antebellum’s debut album, there’s nothing particularly special about “Lookin’ For a Good Time.” We’ve heard a multitude of songs about the same thing, and Lady Antebellum’s version of the one night stand doesn’t bring anything new to the table. However, while the writing may be fairly pedestrian, it’s still adequate enough to allow a good singer to shine, and Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott are good singers.
Kelley and Scott need every bit of their abilities because producer Victoria Shaw, who did an excellent job on most of Lady Antebellum’s eponymous debut album, does her best to ruin this one. The guitar part in this song sounds like one of the preset instrumental loops that came with my electronic keyboard: I hate it as much as I loved the lick in “Love Don’t Live Here.”
Still, I can’t get past Kelley’s distinctive, husky voice, and it’s great to hear Scott take a turn at lead while providing a prominent harmony part that gives Lady Antebellum its unique sound. I’m not likely to confuse this group with any other artist on country radio, and when you combine this special quality with two fine vocalists and the trio’s generally smart (if unremarkable) musical sensibilities, I have a hard time imagining the Lady Antebellum single that I will truly dislike.
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