Brad Paisley's 2017 studio album, Love And War, included some strong songs including "Heaven South" and "Today". But "Last Time For Everything" hits all the right spots, and don't be surprised if it leaves you feeling nostalgic.
The country singer co-wrote the song with Smith Ahnquist, Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, and Mike Ryan. The team created a country song that makes you feel like you're listening to 80s rock. It kind of feels like Bryan Adams mixed with The Police's "Every Breath You Take."
"Last Time For Everything" will make you think wistfully about the good times and in the best way. Like the last time you'll ever be in your tux in the high school gym. Or hearing Prince singing "Purple Rain". Or the one that really gets us Eagle fans: "Watching Glenn Frey sing already gone at the Forum in L.A.," Paisley sings."There's a last time for everything."
And sometimes you just don't know when that's gonna be, as Paisley sings in the chorus: "Hold me baby; give me a kiss. Like tonight is all there is. Cause there's a last time for everything."
The 80s influence is also seen in the music video with nods to the tv shows, Stranger Things and Knight Rider. It even includes a cameo appearance by David Hasselhoff and footage of Little Jimmy Dickens. Who doesn't want to see Little Jimmy on the Opry stage?
The vibe is much different than "Selfie#Theinternetisforever." That silly country music tune pokes fun at selfies while his song praises the types of memories those selfies can capture. Paisley is going to make you choke up (I totally did). Sit back and listen while you reminisce getting your class ring at high school graduation (and enjoy the random dinosaur that makes an appearance in the video).
This post was originally published on April 7, 2017.