Results of Poll on Your NEW Favorite Casey James Song

Last Wednesday, we posted a poll asking Casey’s fans to select their top five favorites of the original songs Casey has performed this year.  Well, the results are in, and prove enlightening.  “So Sweet” pulled ahead at the beginning and continued to increase its lead throughout the survey, prevailing with almost 17% of the vote.  The second, third and fourth place finishers were “You Need Some Texas,” “Done Made Up My Mind” and “Hold On,” respectively, each finishing with approximately 10% of fans’ clicks.  In fifth place was “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” (~8%), edging out “I Lied” (~7%).

So what is it about “So Sweet” that has captured the enthusiasm of so many of Casey fans?  The song has a beautiful melody, but it could be that Casey brings to this song so much of what makes him a special and captivating performer: an ability to convey genuine passion and vulnerability through his singing.  What is clear is that this lovely ballad has made an impact on quite a few people.  As for the other top placers…

Showing evidence of enduring appeal, three of the top five songs, including “Hold On”, were originals that Casey introduced in March when he opened for Sugarland.  Two of these, “Done Made Up My Mind” and “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” were even part of the first set of original works Casey debuted in early March of this year.

What’s interesting and says something about how diverse Casey’s talent is, and how varied his fans’ tastes are, is that the top five songs run the gamut of musical styles.  Casey’s proven his mettle as a pop balladeer with “So Sweet,” a southern rocker with “Done Made Up My Mind,” and an inspirational crossover artist with “Hold On.”  With “You Need Some Texas” and “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” Casey’s demonstrated his charm in the bluesy, country arena.  He can get you moving with the former, an upbeat, rocking ditty, or put you “in the mood” with the latter, a slower, sultrier piece.

The rest of the choices also held their own.  Below are the detailed results for all of the songs:

We’d love to know what you glean from the results.  Please post your comments below.

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13 Responses to Results of Poll on Your NEW Favorite Casey James Song

  1. Laura Patterson says:

    I’m a little distressed seeing the bottom half of this song poll list because I love those songs too!!!
    I realize these polls are just a fun past-time for us fans and the longer Casey takes in releasing a single and CD, the more songs we’ll have to consider. It’s an abundance of riches!

  2. I don’t think any of us can pick the “wrong” songs. Between his unique voice and way with a guitar, Casey does something really special with each one. I can’t begin to figure out which songs might have commercial appeal because, as you said, his fans have such diverse tastes. I think “Hold On” falls too close to the Christian Music genre but it enriches the breadth of this body of work and reflects Casey’s essential goodness which is part of his appeal to many fans. It will be interesting to see if it ends up on his record. He seems very proud of having written this with Kristian Bush so I won’t be surprised if it does.

    Do you plan to share this survey with Casey?

  3. Bybee D James says:

    This interesting article proves the diversity of Casey AND his fans! Wow! Talk about creating a new genre! Isn’t this wonderful?

  4. bigmjfan says:

    Casey has a rare talent where he can feel authentic in so many different styles. They are all so good. I love so sweet because Shari like you said its the passion that he sings with. It has such a beautiful medly and gets stiuck in your head because of that passion he brings to it.

  5. Laura, don’t be distressed. Get on the happy train, one of these blessed days, we are all going to get to have a cd with hopefully all of Caseys songs on it! and none of them will be at the bottom of the list. they are all tops with me!! and if they can’t all fit on ONE cd, then he will just have to make us TWO cd’s ..and if we are REALLY lucky he will just keep on knockin em out! oh happy day!:)))

    • Laura Patterson says:

      I love your attitude Carolyn! I have been riding the happy train for well over a year now and it’s been too much fun – really!! I’m looking forward to many more years of following Casey’s career and loving his music!! Sharing this joy with his amazing fans is a blessing too!

  6. daydreaminmeme says:

    It is eminently obvious to me that Casey just HASTA make TWO albums…one for his NEW songs and for for his COVERS.

    Tryin to choose my favorite in either of those categories is like tryin to pick which of my grandkids I love most…IMPOSSIBLE.

    So, the BEST solution is for Casey to give us ALL his songs on two (or MORE) albums!

    My favorite Casey song is always the one he’s gonna sing next!

  7. daydreaminmeme says:

    How about a music genre called CASEYNESS?

  8. Dona C. @ HBHUNNY says:

    Any song Casey sings makes me melt!!! 🙂 Can’t wait for his new Cd’s…Oh yeah we need more than one!!

  9. Katy says:

    With only 927 votes, I dont think this poll means much in terms which songs will be most popular with a larger population of listeners.

  10. Lulu Dee says:

    I am rather tardy with posting this but I do hope it will be conveyed to Casey somehow. Love all his songs but will focus on “TIL MY Guitar” which is really beautiful, and this could be a signature song for him, where blues meets country, meets rock, and he fuses it all together! Having said that, Casey could and should do a much better job in performing this song (on a scale of 1 to 10, he gets a 7, because he is not taking it to a higher more impactful level where needs to go). The vocals are fine but he is not extending that pain and sorrow from his voice into the guitar playing, the two should merge. The boilerplate riffs are nice but not effective like an extended (2 or more minute) gut wrenching , improvised weeping , wailing, bluesy guitar solo would be (Carlos Santana was the master at conveying emotion through his guitar) would be awesome!!! It has to come from the solar plexus, the seat of the emotions, and with due diligence in practice, and enough personal tragedy experience to draw from, he can take his artistry to that higher level. — CASEY JAMES YOU CAN DO IT!

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