The Reason Why-Little Big Town (Capitol)

Sounds like a hit single start to finish. This is the kind of song that could be a winner in any age. The Brill Building songwriters of the 50’s-60’s Pop era wrote lyrics like this for the first teen idols. Lennon and Paul wrote things like it early in their career. It’s about the early flush of love, wantin’ more kissin’ and not wanting to say goodnight. The only quibble is they take near four minutes to do what Carole King could say in two and a half.

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