Sure Be Cool If You Did by Blake Shelton
This song of bar loving, friends, and love finding brings Blake Shelton launching to the top of the charts again. This lead single for his True Story album written by Chris Tompkins, Jimmy Robbins, and Rodney Clawson became Shelton’s 13th number one hit on March 9, 2013. This is not the first time around for Tompkins and Clawson. As you may recall they teamed up once before for Florida Georgia Line on “Get Your Shine On.”
Produced by Scott Hendricks on Blake’s Warner Bros. Nashville Records, “Sure be Cool if you did” is sure to continue its run in popularity. The unidentified buds and babes hanging out with Shelton throughout the video seem to be having as good a time as Blake himself.
The video directed by Trey Fanjoy, famed director to others such as Faith Hill, Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and more, hit the market in February and hasn’t looked back. At just under four minutes long it packs in just enough rhythm, alcohol, and women to make the song feel like good times and fun lovin’.
A song embedded in the tradition of picking up girls at the bar, “Sure be Cool if you did” pulls no bones about it. This man wants this woman. We are not exactly sure which man and which woman, but Blake throttles out the message. The song begins with Blake just hanging out at the bar. He seems happy enough and enjoying himself, yet troubled by a woman who has knocked his socks off. The lyrics let us know he is enormously attracted to the stunning brunette, but flashes between himself as the protagonist and the long haired country boy who wins the prize.
The words roll off his tongue smooth and sweet to let her know she’s in control while the dynamics of the video flow through friends inside the bar and out on the town having a good time. Bottom line is “Sure be Cool if you did” is about men and women and getting together. Blake slides through the lyrical message with no pressure added. His words and his demeanor do not demand. He just simply smiles and tells her (whomever that beauty may be) that it would “Sure be Cool if you did.” The true mark of a prized country song is that it leaves interested women thinking that they may be the woman he is talking to.