Tim McGraw, "Felt Good on My Lips"

Track Review

After releasing winning records for nearly two decades, Tim McGraw has pulled out another engaging single for his "Number One Hits" compilation. Working with longtime producer Byron Gallimore, the country superstar lets "Felt Good on My Lips" rest upon a summertime vibe and a narrative that finds McGraw in a low-stakes flirtation. The singer lists the things that tingle his lips on a night out, including the sound of a woman's exotic name, an unfamiliar chorus, a cocktail and eventually the same woman's "cherry lip gloss." The chorus is marked by "whoa whoa" vocals and McGraw professing, "I wanna go crazy with you." The song's lyrical concept isn't as consequential as past singles like "Live Like You Were Dying," but "Felt Good on My Lips" represents a fresh approach for a heritage country artist. Add it to McGraw's growing gallery of hits.


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