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: