Danny Gokey and his record label have decided to not release "It's Only" to radio after all, and are now instead releasing the song "My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me." The new song was written by Marv Green, who co-wrote "Amazed" by Lonestar, and Kent Blazy, who co-wrote "Ain't Goin' Down Till The Sun Goes Up" by Garth Brooks.
Like "It's Only", the song is inspirational goop. Except this one is a thousand times better. It's actually a pretty decent song (I'm not really a country fan, so consider that a compliment).
I'm generally not a big fan of dropping a song as a single after just two weeks (it screams FAIL! to me), but this needed to be done. Danny's original single "It's Only" was just dreadful with no melodic structure. This one is way more radio-friendly and actually has a chorus, which is more than I can say for the first one.
A similar thing seems to be happening with Adam Lambert, whose "For Your Entertainment" may be dead in the water on radio now that they've released "Whataya Want From Me" to radio this week. Z100 has added it to its playlist already, and KIIS-FM has given it some spins. "For Your Entertainment" was not making a whole lot of progress with Top 40 radio, which is very strange to me because its dance beat is very much in line with what's being played right now, but it didn't catch on. Oddly enough, Hot AC was playing FYE more than Top 40, which just boggles my mind. What's really interesting about this is that Adam just filmed his music video for "For Your Entertainment" this weekend. Adam's handling in regards to radio is truly baffling.