Brett Eldredge’s latest single “Mean To Me” is #1 at country radio this week according to Mediabase, and as lyric lovers, we could not be more excited about it.
“So freaking thankful for all of the belief you all and country radio have in me! “MEAN TO ME” is the #1 song in country music! Love Ya!” Eldredge said via Twitter last night.
“Mean To Me” appears on Eldredge’s debut album Bring You Back, and was a co-write with Scooter Carusoe produced by Luke Laird.
The song is solid melodically and Eldredge’s impressive vocals shine, but the meat of the song is the lyrics, which emphasize in image-heavy poignancy love’s importance. “If I could be … the dollar in your pocket and the peaceful in your sleep, then I’d be what you mean to me,” Eldredge sings. Co-writer Scooter Carusoe is known for subtle imagery yielding to immense poingancy – check out other songs of his, including Kenny Chesney’s “Better As A Memory” and David Nail’s “Sound of A Million Dreams.”
Eldredge has made a habit of doing something a little wild when his songs go #1, skydiving when “Don’t Ya” topped the charts and swimming with sharks for “Beat of the Music.” No word yet on what the star has planned, but there’s no doubt he’ll continue his adrenaline-fueled tradition.