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5 Amazing Darius Rucker Songs (Top Music Videos)

Darius Rucker Songs are plenty across his country music career.   Darius Rucker served as the leading singer for rock band Hootie and the Blowfish and shared success with this band.  Lucky for Country Music, he moved to the Country genre to pursue a solo career.  In early 2008, Rucker signed with Capital Record Nashville marking the beginning of a career in country music.  Rucker released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a new legion of Country Music fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers.   Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles.

Enjoy this selection of 5 Darius Rucker songs that show his amazing talent including:

Darius Rucker Songs

Darius Rucker If I Told You

If I Told You was released in 2017 and reached number one on the country charts. According to Rucker, it’s one of the most personal songs he’s ever written. All about hitting those bucket list items in your life and trying new things”.

Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel

Wagon Wheel is one of Rucker’s best-known songs.  The song is a cover of an originally written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show.   Rucker’s version, includes back up vocals from Lady Antebellum.  The song reached platinum in 2014 after it won the Best Country Solo Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards/

Darius Rucker Alright

The “Alright” song was from Rucker’s 2009 country album Learn To Live this song is pure feel-good. This song reached $1 on the Country Music charts.

Darius Rucker Straight to Hell

Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley enjoyed making their “Straight to Hell” music video.  The song is a cover of Georgia band Drivin’ n’ Cryin’s “Straight to Hell”.  The Darius Rucker Straight To Hell version was released in 2017.

Darius Rucker It Won’t Be Like this for Long

This song shows the family side of Darius Rucker.  The acoustic song features members of his family and shows how quickly time goes by. This song is from his first country album Learn To Live, and became another #1 hit for Rucker.

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When bad music videos happen to good songs

Sometimes, you find a song that you love, only to discover that the music video that goes along with it is… not good. 

There’s songs that we know would have weird music videos: ones that are already considered bad (“Friday” by Rebecca Black), meme-y (“Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence), or intentionally humorous (“What Does the Fox Say?” by Ylvis). But there’s a section of songs that, while genuinely good and well-respected, were just cursed with bad music videos.

In order to save the inevitable YouTube rabbit hole, I’ve compiled a few icons. 

“Cut to the Feeling” by Carly Rae Jepsen

Why the song is good: We’re starting off with a clear banger—this is a power song, a pop icon with soaring vocals and empowering lyrics. Let’s just accept Carly Rae as our queen, kk thanks.

Why the video is bad: I’m not mad at this video, I’m just… disappointed. It starts off with this tacky PowerPoint-like transition and looks like it’s supposed to be a behind the scenes tour of Jepsen, but it looks like an eighth-grader put it together with Windows MovieMaker. For a video that does this song justice, check out Mark Kanemura’s lip-sync.

“Cornerstone” by Arctic Monkeys

Why the song is good:  This is one of my favorite songs and any indie kid of the late 2000s will sigh fondly at Alex Turner crooning about a night out and the lost love that he can’t find. 

Why the music video is bad: Okay, this one’s not so much bad as… weird. If you, like me, are a hardcore Alex Turner fan it’s an oddly delightful three minutes and 14 seconds of Turner’s ridiculous red turtle neck, old school recording equipment, and middle school dance moves. If you could care less for Alex Turner then, well, it’s just uncomfortable to have him stare at you. 

“Un-break my Heart” by Toni Braxton

Why the song is good: An anthem of broken hearts everywhere, Braxton’s ballad is emotional and heart-wrenching. You can hear the pain in her crooning voice.

Why the music video is bad: For whatever reason, overly dramatic auto deaths seem to be a popular hit with songs about lost loves (see the next entry, and Katy Perry’s “The One that Got Away“). This one also stands out because, come on, that crash wasn’t even that bad. 

“It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion

Why the song is good: Celine Dion is the Queen of Power Ballads and this song is no exception. She croons, she swoons— it’s an anthem that mourns a love that has soured and longs for the times of the past that may have been forgotten.

Why the music video is bad: Once again, overly dramatic automobile death. This one gets another separate mention for Dion running around in some mansion in a ballgown with weird clips of her “memories” floating around her and the hunky ghost that rides his ghost motorcycle out of the house. The song definitely sounds more like looking back on the good parts of a relationship gone wrong than mourning a hot ghost boyfriend, I’m just saying. 

“Oops, I Did it Again” by Britney Spears

Why the song is good: I shouldn’t have to explain why this song is good. It’s iconic. It’s Britney at peak Britney, it was a the anthem of our childhood and adolescent rebellions, it’s a legend. It’s Britney, bitch. 

Why the music video is bad: There were some good parts of the early 2000s aesthetic…and there were some bad parts. Red, pleather jumpsuit, shiny metallic low-waisted paints, the hair bump…if you want a time capsule to the “What NOT to wear” of the 2000s, this is it. There’s also the goofy special effects, the sassy head swivel, the… reference to Titanic at the end??? It’s honestly so overwhelmingly 2000s that it transcends to Iconic. 

“Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay

Why the song is good: Alright, so I’m not a huge Coldplay fan, but as far as Coldplay songs go, this is solid. Catchy, upbeat, could be meaningful if you listened close enough, but you probably use it to dance or to drive and hey, that’s okay. Coldplay makes decent music. This one is no exception.  

Why the video is bad: Listen, any video that has anthropomorphic creatures singing usually ends up being uncomfortable. This one is no exception. 

“Californication” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Why the song is good: Say what you want about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but this song is good. It’s definitely one of the more overused ones, but there’s always a reason for popularity. 

Why the music video is bad: Most RHCP videos are… weird, to say the least. This one is notable for its unsettling late ’90s graphics, but it’s the copious amounts of bare chested band members that pushes it over. Cool concept, unsettling execution.

“Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows

Why the song is good: Look, the Shrek movies have AMAZING soundtracks. “Accidentally in Love” has iconic lines such as “Well baby I surrender / To the strawberry ice cream / Never ever end of all this love,” surprisingly evocative for a movie that’s become a meme. 

Why the music video is bad: Whatever you’re expecting out of a music video for “Accidentally in Love,” I can guarantee it wasn’t about a giant anthropomorphic rabbit with dreadlocks seducing a scantily clad lady as her clueless boyfriend makes breakfast in the adjacent room. Yes, you read that correctly. 

Jennifer Nettles Songs (Top Solo Performance Music Videos)

Jennifer Nettles songs have included her solo performance and many songs written and performed for her Country Music duo band Sugarland.  Jennifer is best known for her duo performances with Sugarland performing alongside Kristian Bush that enabled her to break into the mainstream country music scene.  Country superstar Jennifer Nettles is a talented songwriter, singer, and actress.   She has won five awards for her amazing songwriting and had a busy 2016 releasing two critically-acclaimed albums – PLAYING WITH FIRE and TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.  In 2015, Jennifer made her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical Chicago. She played her role as Dolly Parton’s mom Avie Lee Parton in the holiday-themed sequel Coat of Many Colors, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. Jennifer also played a lead role on the inaugural season of American Supergroup, serving as a celebrity judge alongside Elle King, Aloe Blacc and Jason Scheff. Most recently, she starred as Donna in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer production of Mamma Mia!.   Enjoy watching the singer and songwriter side of Jennifer Nettles below.

Jennifer Nettles has released several great songs as solo performances over the years.  Watch the top Jennifer Nettles songs music videos for 4 of her solo performances below including:

  1. That Girl
  2. Heh Heartbreak
  3. Unlove You
  4. Sugar

Jennifer Nettles That Girl has over 4M YouTube views and was released in 2013.

1.  Jennifer Nettles Songs:  That Girl Music Video

Jennifer Nettles released “Heh Heartbreak” in 2016 and the music video has over 1.6M views.

2.  Jennifer Nettles Songs:  Heh Heartbreak Music Video

Enjoy watching the music video released in 2016 by Jennifer Nettles performing Unlove You.with over 12.7M views.

3.  Jennifer Nettles Songs:  Unlove You Music Video

Jennifer Nettles released her Sugar music video in 2015 with over 400K views.

4.  Jennifer Nettles Songs:   Sugar Music Video

As a bonus, watch Jennifer Nettles and her band perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen live in concert

Jennifer Nettles Bohemian Rhapsody Performance

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