Clay Aiken – That Special Song!

Sometimes a certain song just gets to you.  Maybe it’s the melody that plays over and over in your mind.  Other times it’s the arrangement, listening for the brass, the beat of the drums and the way the arranger weaves the strings to produce a certain emotion.  To many the lyrics of the song are the most important.  When the song conveys a story, it is hard to forget.

Clay Aiken sings one of my “gets you” songs.  It has the most plays on my I-Tunes list and it always seems to make me feel good. I love the beautiful melody, the lush arrangement and the lyrics convey such love that you can’t help but feel good. From Clay’s album, On My Way Here, the song is titled Something About Us.

Three outstanding composers wrote Something About Us.  Michael O’Brien, Scotty Wilbanks and Regie Hamm are all award winning musicians who are first known for their singing and then known as amazing song writers.

Michael O’Brien is probably most known from his 7-year tenure as lead singer of the Christian band Newsong. But, he has actually been in the music ministry for some 20 years now and has built a reputation as an incredibly gifted singer and songwriter.  He put together a CD filled with 14 original love songs.  Michael said about the CD:

“Our goal was to create a work that would give couples an opportunity to have romantic interludes in a style reminiscent of Nat King Cole. It’s like Song of Solomon set to music. Romantic! Poetic! I believe Christians should be writing the most beautiful love songs ever.”

Regie Hamm has won many Dove awards for his music.  He has had many #1 hits on Christian radio.  Regie wrote the final song for David Cook when he won on American Idol.

Scotty Wilbanks seems to be a man who loves life and enjoys being free and happy.  He has earned many Dove Awards for his hits in the Christian Music field.

I don’t know how these young men got together to write Something About Us, but between their beautiful song and Clay Aiken’s soaring vocals and passion, this song “gets to me”.



Stop the music, play the song
We’ll dance together all night long
The spotlight glows, somehow it knows,
That there’s something about us
Something about us

People smile when they walk by
There’s too much magic to deny
A fool can see we’re meant to be
’cause there’s something about us,
something about us

The words on every poet’s tongue
Every love song ever sung
about us, it’s about us
From Romeo and Juliet,
to plays they haven’t written yet
It’s old and new, it’s a classic tale of two
of our perfectly perfect love

You can see it in our ways
in how we spend our nights and days
A crazy laugh, a photograph
There’s just something about
something about us

The words on every poet’s tongue
Every love song ever sung
about us, it’s about us
From Romeo and Juliet,
to plays they haven’t written yet
It’s old and new, it’s a classic tale of two
of our perfectly perfect love

So stop the music, play the song
And we’ll dance together all night long
We’ll reminisce of moments like this
Cause there’s something about us
something about us
yes, there something about us….

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Comments

  1. Something About Us is one of my favorite songs from my favorite Clay cd. It's beautiful, romantic and Clay sings the heck out of it. I was so happy he sang it on thr TnT tour. 🙂

  2. One of my favorites off On My Way Here – Clay's right, it would have been perfect on Tried and True. Classic song, classic melody, classic lyrics – beautifully arranged and beautifully performed by the one and only Clay Aiken. Thanks for the information on the songwriters! They really outdid themselves on this one.

  3. Oh, yes! Something About Us…Always was and always will be one of my most favorite songs from a great album On My Way Here. So glad that Clay sang this on his TnT Tour…as it is just so beautiful and romantic. Clay is the master at singing the Romantic Ballad…and I melt into a puddle everytime he does.

  4. I love SAU. I think it is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written period. Not only are the words incredible, but the melody is haunting. Love love love it.

  5. Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes story of "Something About Us". It's one of my favorite Clay songs and it was interesting to read that.

  6. I have always loved this song of Clay's and so glad he performed it on the Tried and True tour. 🙂

    *Sonya*

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