Clay Aiken “Stop The Music…Play The Song

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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….

What is your “gets to you” song?

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Comments

  1. I didn't realize that this song was written by a member of Newsong. I know Clay listens to Christian music, as do I. Some of his music does have writers from that genre. It's such a beautiful love song. It would be great for a romantic movie or tv show.

  2. Something About Us has got to be the most romantic song ever written. Clay certainly gave it his most sensitive singing. So much feeling. And Ben does his usual excellent job on the piano. The writers must have been very loving people to capture love so well with a song. Thanks for the background info on the writers & for posting a truly great Clay song. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay.

  3. "Something About Us" is #2 on my list, but "Bring Back My Love" gets to me every time! Thanks CANN for sharing!

  4. I'm with you. Something About Us gets me every time. Clay did such a beautiful rendition of this lovely song.

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