Gabby Barrett’s ‘The Good Ones’ Is the Wedding Song of 2020 [Listen]
The personal love song celebrates the men you hope to marry. The 19-year-old's celebration of what's good fits like a glass slipper at a time when there are so many reasons to frown. Perhaps the only thing about this new song from the upcoming Goldmine album that will turn your lips upside-down is a tear-jerking music video that — well, actually, just watch it — it's better than any words we can use to describe it.
Zach Kale, Emily Landis and Jim McCormick helped Barrett write "The Good Ones," and together they crafted the sort of song 19-year-olds aren't supposed to be able to write yet. Lyrically, this nuanced ballad never takes away from a melody that finds Barrett's sweet spot. The chorus is all-time good in a way that often leads to a song becoming a forever song for newlyweds.
So often we talk about singers sprung from reality television being unable to sustain commercial success and we blame the show, the temporary nature of the fandom, a record label, etc ... Having great songs to lean on is what has propelled Barrett's career thus far. She's still raw in many ways, but if someone was selling stock in Gabby Barrett, you'd be wise to purchase.
Did You Know?: Barrett's husband Cade Foehner inspired "The Good Ones" and appears in the music video for the song at the very end.
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Gabby Barrett's "The Good Ones" Lyrics:
He's a phone call to his parents / He's a Bible by the bed / He's the t-shirt that I'm wearing / He's the song stuck in my head / He's solid and he's steady like the Allegheny runs / He knows just where he's going and He's proud of where he's from / One of the good ones / He's one of the good ones.
A love me like he should one / Like he wrote the book one / The kind you find when you don't even look one / Anybody can be good once / But He's good all the time / He's one of the good ones / And He's all mine / He's one of the good ones.
You'll know him when you see him / By the way he looks at me / You'd say he hung the moon / I'd say he hung the galaxy / Nobody does it better / Oh the way he pulls me in / I've known a couple bad ones / But they all led me to him / He's one of the good ones.
We should all find us one / They're out there, minus one / Some of the good ones / Yeah, I got a good one.
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