Andy Griggs comes from Louisiana. He went to university for a time before returning home to become a youth minister. Subsequently, he embarked on a career as a country musician in the late 1990s. Since then, Griggs has released five studio albums, which include some well-received songs. Interested individuals shouldn’t hesitate to check them out.
Here is our opinion of the ten best Andy Griggs songs ever released:
10. “K9 Brother”
Dogs have a special relationship with humans. As a result, they’ve gone everywhere with us. War is no exception to this rule. There’s mention of dogs serving in militaries since ancient times. Even now, they still have roles reserved for them in this regard. “K9 Brother” is a homage to that bond.
9. “I Never Had a Chance”
“I Never Had a Chance” was released on Griggs’s third studio album, This I Gotta See. It was never a single, but it has its merits. This song provides a powerful description of the narrator being swept away by someone special. Something that many people can identify with to some extent.
8. “Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man”
Meanwhile, “Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man” was Griggs’s second single from his second studio album, Freedom. The song was received enthusiastically in its time. It made it to the number seven position on the country charts. On top of that, it saw enough mainstream interest to hit the 52nd spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
7. “This I Gotta See”
“This I Gotta See” never rose higher than number 59 on the country charts. However, it has its particular appeal. Griggs’s delivery makes it easy to believe the fondness driving the narrator homeward to his significant other.
6. “You Made Me That Way”
Some people like to think we decide everything about ourselves. That isn’t true. Our interactions with others greatly influence who we are and who we become. Sometimes, this is for the better; other times, not so much. Here, the narrator is downright joyful about his lover’s effects on him, which suggests good things about their relationship. “You Made Me That Way” met with a decent reception. It was enough to make it a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, though it failed to break onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
5. “I’ll Go Crazy”
“I’ll Go Crazy” is a mid-breakup song. The narrator’s significant other is in the process of leaving him. He takes this well in one sense and not so well in another. On the one hand, he says he’ll go without a fight; on the other hand, he isn’t being 100 percent truthful about this, as shown by how he launches into a description of how he’ll go crazy without her. It’s easy to interpret the song as a guilt trip. Still, Griggs once again did a great job of selling the emotion.
4. “She Thinks She Needs Me”
Griggs’s career was still strong when he released This I Gotta See. The proof can be seen in how its lead single – “She Thinks She Needs Me” – debuted at the number 60 position on the country chart before climbing to the number five position. Granted, it’s a touching song. Given the title, chances are good that interested individuals can guess that the titular woman sees the narrator as a source of strength for her. The funny thing is that the narrator’s lines reveal that he sees her in the same light, meaning he thinks he’s lucky that his significant other feels the way she does.
3. “She’s More”
“She’s More” comes from the start of Griggs’s career in the late 1990s. Specifically, it was the third single from his debut album. The lyrics describe how the narrator’s lover isn’t a perfect match for his fantasies. One example is how she has different-colored eyes, while another is how she has somewhat shorter hair than he imagined. Despite this, the narrator isn’t the slightest bit upset. Instead, he believes that his lover is better than any fantasy could ever be. It’s easy to see how this kind of song could’ve made it to number two on the U.S. and Canadian country charts. The release even enjoyed mainstream appeal by hitting number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. “If Heaven”
“If Heaven” was the second single from This I Gotta See. It reached the same spot on the country charts as its immediate predecessor but fell short when it came to the Billboard Hot 100. Regardless, “If Heaven” still sees play because people often use it to vent their emotions at funerals. Curiously, that was never the initial intention. The original singer-songwriter – Gretchen Peters – wrote it about her childhood growing up in a small town close to Manhattan. That sense of nostalgia made it relatable for people mourning loss.
1. “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely”
“You Won’t Ever Be Lonely” would be Griggs’s debut single. This is a song in which the narrator promises to be there for his significant other when times are bad. As such, it set a tone for everything that followed in its wake. The single reached many people in the late 1990s. After all, not every song falls one spot short of the top of the U.S. country chart. On top of that, it’s telling that “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely” managed to climb to the 28th spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest that any of Griggs’s songs have ever reached.
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