Song of the Day #4,770: ‘Shouldn’t Matter But It Does’ – John Mayer

John Mayer released his eighth album, the cheekily titled Sob Rock, about a week ago. In both style and sound, it is a throwback to the sounds of 80s pop.

Mayer has yet to put out a bad album, and this one continues the streak. It’s a bit lean at ten tracks, especially given that three of them were released prior to this year. I had hoped for more material after a four-year wait. But what we’ve gotten is quite good, so I can’t complain too much.

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Song of the Day #4,769: ‘Stop!’ – The Bens

Here’s a track from the four-song 2004 self-titled EP by The Bens, a “supergroup” made up of Ben Folds, Ben Kweller, and Ben Lee.

Followers of this blog will likely guess correctly that I bought this little oddity due to the presence of Folds, one of my favorite artists. I was not at all familiar with Kweller or Lee, nor have I become so since.

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Song of the Day #4,768: ‘Wasted’ – Carrie Underwood

‘Wasted’ is the first song on Carrie Underwood’s 2005 debut studio album, Some Hearts. This was the fifth single released from the album and the third to top the country chart.

Released just six months after Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol, Some Hearts was an absolute juggernaut. It became 2006’s best-selling album in any genre, and was the best-selling country album in both 2006 and 2007.

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