The JaneDear Girls – “Wildflower”

Jim Malec | March 18th, 2010

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If you thought The Wreckers were just a little too country, and had a bit too much to say, then get ready for debuting Warner act The JaneDear Girls.

Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett are a pair of John Rich protégés whose lead single is spunky, loud and paper thin. Read the ladies’ official bio and you’ll be promised something that is “nothing less than innovative” and “never heard before,” but listen to “Wildflower” and you’ll hear something quite typical—this is pseudo-sassy country music for college girls who like to shop at vintage boutiques and drink smoothies with names like “Passionfruit Passport.”

“Wildflower,” co-written by the duo with Jeremy Stover, proclaims their country cred right out of the gate, with clichés about dirt roads, rusty Chevrolet’s and barefoot-running practically dive-bombing our senses. But where’s the mud between their toes? Where’s the rough around these girls’ edges?

Thus is the dichotomy between a set of lyrics that say one thing, and a set of milked-from-Bon Jovi guitar licks that communicate something entirely different. A handful of fiddle spliced into the mix as an afterthought can’t hide the fact that this song, which is 80 percent about being country, sounds about 10 percent country.

That disconnect–between message and music–is but a minor weakness compared to the song’s fatal flaw, however; this thing falls apart thematically by the time it gets to the hook (only 52 seconds in, by the way). When we think of wildflowers, we think of things that are a little bit, well… wild. After all, wildflowers don’t grow where or how we tell them to—they spring up on their own, in sporadic sequence rather than by predefined pattern. Simply being from the country doesn’t make a person a wildflower, any more than borrowing your sister’s cotton dress, painting your nails or wearing cherry lip gloss makes you a wildflower (those mundane activities make up the bulk of the song’s second verse).

In fact, everything these girls are singing about is very normal and very predictable. And the result is something that’s very formulaic. Wild? Innovative? We’ve never heard this before?

No, we’ve heard it all before.

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  1. Rick
    March 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Wow, direct Top 40 competition for BOMSHEL! Gosh, the radio programmers must have been waiting for these gals with baited breath! Carter’s Chord makes more interesting music than these gals, and we all know how well they’ve done in the mainstream marketplace.

    Now if they were to replace Gloriana on Taylor Swift’s tour, at least they could win some CMA, ACM, and CMT Awards next go round…

  2. Nicolas
    March 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    This song was pretty “meh” =/

  3. stormy
    March 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    girls who like to shop at vintage boutiques and drink smoothies with names like “Passionfruit Passport.”

    What the…..? I thought we were cool, Jim.

  4. Anne
    March 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Hmmm not sure what you are wanting to hear on the radio Jim, I’m so excited to hear a new girl duo that can actually rock! I’ve seen them live they are the real deal! Not sure if wildflower is my favorite song in their line up but they are amazing musicians and you’ve gotta give’em that. I think they play like 7 instruments between the two of them! I’m a sucker for a real musician!!!! I hope they make the charts I can’t wait to see them knock some of these wannabe label creations off the stage at the ACM”S! Did we not all cover our country lovin’ heads in shame at the Grammy’s when Taylor Swift massacred her set….SAD!!!

  5. stormy
    March 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Why would I turn on country radio to hear someone who can rock?

  6. PaulaW
    March 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I heard ‘em two years ago when they were just “Jane Dear” not “The Jane Dear Girls” …. and I havent and wont listen to them again since or ever.

  7. Nicolas
    March 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Paula W brought up a good point; whats up with this god-awful name? Its obvious what they were trying to do… but it didn’t work xD

  8. waynoe
    March 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Don’t know why the critics must always invoke another artist’s name of whom they have distaste for. If it isn’t a derogatory remark about Toby Keith, then is is about John Rich.

    I wonder. Did you make similar remarks about the Dixie Chicks? I won’t make this a political post but I think the lines are far enough spaced to easily read between them. Even a critic can figure it out.

    By the way, I don’t necessarily disagree with the review.

  9. Thomas
    March 19, 2010 at 8:14 am

    …we had little plastic guitars, turned-over pots und a couple of flutes. we were around nine years old and sounded….better than this.

  10. Nicolas
    March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Waynoe: “I wonder. Did you make similar remarks about the Dixie Chicks? I won’t make this a political post but I think the lines are far enough spaced to easily read between them. Even a critic can figure it out.”

    Those remarks would be found in a positive, thumbs up review, as the Dixie Chicks have good music and John Rich doesn’t.

  11. Stewman
    March 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Record companies keep shoveling this stuff to us, and then complain as to why sales are so awful. No one wants this, it wont sell, it will get small amounts of play on GAC and they will be without a deal in 12 months.

  12. Jon
    March 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Record companies keep shoveling this stuff to us, and then complain as to why sales are so awful.

    Are we to infer, then, that you believe releases that sell well do so because they’re of high quality?

  13. Dr. No
    March 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

    “this is pseudo-sassy country music for college girls who like to shop at vintage boutiques and drink smoothies with names like “Passionfruit Passport.”

    Best description of the decade, Jim.

  14. Matt B.
    March 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Record companies keep shoveling this stuff to us, and then complain as to why sales are so awful. No one wants this, it wont sell, it will get small amounts of play on GAC and they will be without a deal in 12 months.

    Quality, as Jon pointed out, does NOT = record sales.

    As far as this duo goes, we shouldn’t pass judgement based on just one single.

  15. Jon
    March 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Quality, as Jon pointed out, does NOT = record sales.

    Actually, while I think that’s true – is there anyone who doesn’t? – that wasn’t what I was pointing out. I was pointing out that Stewman’s slap at record companies logically required that there be a correlation between musical quality and record sales, when I have no doubt that he doesn’t believe one exists.

  16. PaulaW
    March 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    As far as this duo goes, we shouldn’t pass judgement based on just one single.

    My impression is not based on this single (which I havent listened to) but a VERY LONG 40 minute set as I waited for some real talent (Tyler Dickerson) to take the stage.

  17. Matt B.
    March 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Paulaw,

    So I guess you were John Rich’s house during CRS?

  18. PaulaW
    March 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Nope.

  19. Ron
    March 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I couldn’t make it to the end. Horrid.

  20. Kim
    March 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Hey…I shop at vintage boutiques and I drink smoothies and I still don’t like this.

  21. Leverett Sherrif
    March 20, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Paulaw, Brutal, sir..you heard them when they were first getting started..these young girls have worked extremely hard to get to this point..they have overcome many obstacles and secured a major record deal which is near impossible..the set has improved light years since 2008..it’s upbeat, fun and they are going to rock…they have no illusions on how difficult the music industry is..these comments like many on the web never cease to amaze..behind the heartless comments and knee jerk judgements are two young ladies with talent, maturity and guts..will they succeed? I don’t know, but you will remain a critic as this author. They made it to the arena and that is an amazing accomplishment.

  22. Paul W Dennis
    March 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I hope subsequent singles are better as this one is brutal – it could be much better than this and still not worth an upward pointed thumb

  23. Razor X
    March 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    This almost sounds like a parody.

  24. Creek
    March 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

    You want to hear a good song called Wildflower, google Wildflower by DEAN BRODY….

  25. Jim Malec
    March 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Or Kasey Chambers…

  26. sarah
    March 25, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Not impressed. They are going to be at a Country concert that I’m attending in July. I had no idea who they were. Could not find any videos on youtube and this was all I found. I guess when they are playing(which will definitely be first) I will be hitting up the snack bar and getting drinks.

  27. Danny
    March 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Wow… I can’t believe someone would go so out of their way to write such horrible words about an upcoming artist that they don’t really know anything about…. this guy must have way too much time on his hands.. probably 45, and still lives with Mom if I had to guess. Seriously. Rude. I can’t wait to watch this song go #1 and lead the JaneDear girls to selling millions of records…

  28. Steve M.
    March 25, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

  29. Nicolas
    March 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    @Creek: Deana Carter’s “Wildflower” is a good song =)

    @Steve M: Ditto… I’d be surprised if this single charted at all, the way country radio is with new female acts these days

  30. Adrian
    March 26, 2010 at 3:20 am

    They are to country music what MacDonalds is to fine dining. Next.

  31. 9513=tard
    March 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Susan needs to switch back to the old/non-geisha look. Change the name to something less terrible. Release “Holiday”… win win and win.

    Love these girls.

  32. yoli
    April 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I just heard this song on my radio station and I really enjoyed it, I think its going to be a huge hit.

  33. country gentleman
    April 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hey – I heard the song on a local station recently and I really liked it – It was on a keep it or lose it with 5 other new songs and it kicked all of their butts. 83% of listeners liked it so I don’t think JaneDear has a lot to worry about from the likes of those making these derogatory comments led by Jim Malec. He doesn’t like much of anything that has actually sold.

  34. STEVE
    April 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I Beleive these girls will do well. I’ve certainly heard plenty of songs by much bigger artists with lyrics that were not anything i felt comfortable singing out loud…..

    Seems to me many people are critical of new music that isnt talking down about something or someone.

    The lyrics of some really popular songs are straightforward and simple….Fun to sing!

    In contrast….

    So much of todays music is negative and depressing… I found this to be a breath of fresh air.

  35. Val
    May 4, 2010 at 12:20 am

    I have heard the song and i really like it; yes it may not be original but what is? All the songs about gettin drunk in a bar? Who cares if they are wannabes? I don’t care. They made a song that I, a redneck chick, likes. I could give two shits less about what they pretend to be. They sound good and thats all that matters :)

  36. Farm Girl Forever
    May 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I absolutely Love this song! I guess it’s because I can compare to it. I don’t care what you all say about them, but I think they sound good, I like them. I would love to blast this song in my truck driving down my gravel road. Sure, their name is kinda, meh, but I love this song. In my opinion this song not only kicks Taylor Swift’s trash, but it BURNS it.

  37. stormy
    May 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    How does it compare to Uncle Earl?

  38. BEE
    May 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Really? Why such negitive comments? Don’t like it turn it off.
    Personally I love this song. As a matter of fact I drive a busted Chevy live on a dirt road and still borrow my sister’s clothes on Friday nights. Great song to sing too and I can obviously relate. I don’t understand why you guys have to talk these girls down. Maybe its because none of you really know country. I bet have of the people who were talking trash live in downtown areas drive a hybrid and drink cosmos on Friday nights.
    Grown up and move on.

    Best of luck to these girls! I know all my girlfriends blast this song when it comes on and can’t wait for the CD release

  39. Kelsey
    May 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I love the song!!!

  40. Ashley
    June 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love this so!! Whoever wrote this article is a prick!!!! I can’t wait for Wildflower to come out.

  41. JIM
    June 13, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Here is the typical critic lambasting a new artist over a cookie-cutter first single, even though everybody knows that going cookie-cutter is the best and most common way to introduce a brand new act to radio. Heck, there was a recent #1 hit by a new artist which sounds exactly like something from the guy who has had more #1 country hits than anybody else in history; I wonder if this critic knocked him for that too.

    How many artists out there now write, sing, and play (and I mean play multiple instruments on the record and on stage, not just strum a guitar at shows)? Some of these reviews here mention other artists by name, and from an all-around standpoint, they don’t hold a candle to what the JaneDear Girls are capable of. The closest thing among female duos now is Bomshel-and I mean that they are close to being as talented as the JDG, but still aren’t as good. I’ve heard a lot of their material and the first album is not going to be 11 songs that sound the same. (Sorry, but there is no way Miss Swift can make the same claim about her debut CD.) They also have something else on stage, a connection with each other and the audience, that can only be appreciated in a live show, not through hearing one song on radio. Better live than recorded, what a concept, something you hardly ever see nowadays.

    John Rich may have swung and missed a few times before, but he hit a grand slam with this duo.

  42. Stormy
    June 13, 2010 at 11:38 am

    How many artists out there now write, sing, and play (and I mean play multiple instruments on the record and on stage, not just strum a guitar at shows)?

    Lots. Maybe you are just listening to the wrong pool of artists.

  43. Ryan McCann
    June 15, 2010 at 8:16 am

    @ Jim. I agree with you. Especially that new guy who for weeks I thought was King George!
    Many of todays “artists” don’t play more than a few chords and are using ProTools to correct their voices on stage.There is always a difference in sound between recorded and live. If you are listening to someone live that sounds exactly as they do on an album, well…there is a reason for that and you got screwed out of your ticket money.
    I haven’t gotten to see these girls live but, when the chance arrives I will go see them. Folks should base their opinions of artists by their live performances,not on studio work. Studios can make almost anyone sound good.

  44. steve
    June 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

    For those interested, Wildflower is now available for download at amazonmp3.com & on ITunes.

  45. Trachy
    July 2, 2010 at 3:05 am

    The person that did this review seems too old to understand. So do many of the posters. Sorry guys but the younger generation is makin the money now. Let it go.

  46. Jaclyn Abbey
    July 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I for one know alot about critisism but i believe that even though one may think they are just another girl band, they have a strong voice behind the words and something us summer fun loving girls can look up too.

  47. Nic
    July 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I for one kind of like them. All the acts today seem like they try to hard to have a country sound to them. You listen to greats like Waylon and Johnny Cash and they weren’t afraid to have a little bit of rock in their songs. I’m tired of every country song that comes out today sounding just slightly more upbeat than a lullaby.

  48. Stewman Hatah
    August 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Stewman’s projection:
    “Record companies keep shoveling this stuff to us, and then complain as to why sales are so awful. No one wants this, it wont sell, it will get small amounts of play on GAC and they will be without a deal in 12 months.”

    Sorry to break to ya buddy, but the video is now #1 on GAC. I also met the WB Nashville President at their show in Dallas Thursday & don’t think he has any plans on dropping these girls. The singe in steadily climbing about to bust into 30′s…now, please alert me to the next artist whom
    you will predict hasty demise & failure.

  49. Paul W Dennis
    August 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Pleaase note that top ten videos don’t always translate into top ten singles. There have been any number of videos featuring attractive women that weren’t audio successes.

    Also you really wouldn’t expect someone at WB to tell you “we’ll soon dump these turkeys”, even if that was indeed the plan, would you ?

  50. clyde
    August 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    This song is terrible, how the BEEP did the video get to #1 on GAC.

  51. Dennis Authority
    August 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I’m merely pointing out Mr Stewman is wrong so far. I hope they succeed. It’s a tough business. Keep up the cirticism…hopefully they will disapoint you.

  52. alicia
    August 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I love the sound of this song and think the video is great! Love love love

  53. marie
    September 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    you know, i read some of these comments by the haters. i truly see that you are fakes. the jane dear girls are frickin cool. i love the song wildflower. country music comes from the heart, if you dont believe it, ask reba, or george. your all stupid.

  54. JessicaInTampaFL
    October 10, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Why do the song, video, and artists performing the song have to always be scrutinized? Why can’t a catchy tune with silly lyrics and pretty artists just stand on it’s own for what it is; a simple song? Why on earth do they come under fire and be compared to other extremely successful country artists, when even the the thoughts of AMAs, CMAs, and other music award shows don’t enter in the equation at all?
    I agree with FarmGirlForever: “I absolutely Love this song! I guess it’s because I can compare (relate) to it. I don’t care what you all say about them, but I think they sound good, I like them. I would love to blast this song in my truck driving down my gravel road.”
    More than likely, the men who commented and didn’t like them simply can’t relate to them, because they’re singing about “girly” things; not cars, 4WDs, or any other testosterone-fueled bravado boost. Blasting their song in my car is equivalent to a man blasting a rockin’ AC/DC song that he feels an affinity to. It’s fun, that’s all… simple issue, simple answer. :)

  55. Stormy
    October 10, 2010 at 11:05 am

    1. What does their being pretty have to do with the quality of the song?
    2. Pretty shallow view of men there.

  56. KARL
    October 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    LOL @ fangirls. Come on, seriously, just because somebody didn’t like what you like you make generalizations about age, momma’s basement? You’re sounding as cliche as this song.

    Seriously, I would trust the opinions of the writers here than most of you. So keep on liking the song if you want, let the critics do their job. To echo that earlier comment of “if you don’t like it turn it off” well, if you can’t stand reading negative stuff, there’s that little X at the top of your browser.

  57. Ben Foster
    October 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Catchiness can be an asset, but it doesn’t make a song immune to rational criticism.

  58. Xiaoding
    October 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Just got the country video channel over the air here, and this song came on.

    Not much to it? Yeah. Dumb lyrics? Yeah.

    Now I’m no country fan, lately. I just get tired of hearing every alt-rock chord progression recyled into country pop. Hey, Matthew Sweet mined that lode decades ago, and did it very well. Not so today.

    But, the guitar was edgy, and the chords were good. I liked the sound. I’m not concerned with whether it’s “country” enough, ’cause country is not so good these days. Western is where it’s at, when I want it, I got James Hand to get me in the groove.

    One thing i heard in the song, that always intruiges me, is attention to detail.
    The second verse is more complicated than the first…predictable, but again, done well. I want to hear the CD when it comes out.

    Attention to detail, that is the key. It shows that an artist is serious. Lady Gaga, Katey Perry, they both got that. These girls may have it too.

  59. tommy
    November 2, 2010 at 2:45 am

    they have a nice country sound and some good lyrics its a nice change from that sqeeky voice of taylor swift everyone is crazy over personally i dont know how she got a record deal

  60. Totally Country
    November 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I agree with Marie “i love the song wildflower. country music comes from the heart, if you dont believe it, ask reba, or george. your all stupid.”

    It’s not about the lyrics or the chords. It’s all about heart and soul. Country music feeds my soul and this song is all about that! so, to the haters i say: GET OVER IT!! They are awesome!

  61. Totally Country
    November 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I also agree with Trachy “Sorry guys but the younger generation is makin the money now. Let it go.”

    I am one of the “younger generation” and i am a fan!

  62. Razor X
    November 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I am one of the “younger generation”

    Gee, who knew?

  63. Stewman Wrong Again
    November 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Hello Stewman!! I believe you said “these girls will be without a deal in 12 months…let’s see:
    1. Single Currently # 27
    2. Open for Rascall Flatts in LA
    3. Highest charting new act
    4. Joining Jason Aldean in 2011

    Like it or not, these girls will sell & have cross appeal. Maybe they won’t be the next Swift, but thy have exceeded many expectations.

  64. Isabelle
    November 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

    The Janedear girls are the best they are one on my favorite singers.

  65. Rick
    November 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Taylor Swift can write songs but she can’t sing. Period. She writes these dumb teenage girl songs and every song seems to blend together. They suck. People get sucked into these catchy, dumb songs and lose the REAL aspect. It is an accomplishment to get into the music industry BUT from what I’ve heard of their music they need to not ACT like they’re country girls if they AREN’T REAL country girls. I own horses. I ride. I do get down and dirty in the mud and I like a girl that’s down to earth. In their video for “Wildflower” they don’t even wear clothes that REAL country girls wear and they don’t PORTRAY the lyrics of the song in the video. It’s disgusting to see how much record companies screw with music to make it “mainstream”. Real-James Wesley is a song I think of that really shows how people will listen and watch the dumbest things. “Sellers don’t= quality”

  66. Cutting the Treacle
    November 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Rick: “She writes these dumb teenage girl songs and every song seems to blend together. They suck.”

    me: agreed. except for her songs that don’t suck and don’t blend together. those are actually really good.

  67. grumpyoldman
    December 3, 2010 at 9:32 am

    My boss just made me play this song for the first time. Ick. Bland, boring, forgettable, and insincere sounding. Plastic, processed, and cliche.

  68. Landon
    December 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    “I also agree with Trachy “Sorry guys but the younger generation is makin the money now. Let it go.”
    I am one of the “younger generation” and i am a fan!”

    I’m fast reaching the upper limits of being in the younger generation but I know that I’m younger than John Rich, whose manufactured fingers are all over this tripe. It doesn’t matter if you’re the younger, older, or greatest generation. Folks will still try to spoon-feed you stuff like this.

  69. countrygirl
    December 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    The girls have done their hard work in Nashville and it is starting to pay off with getting a chance to record “Wildflower”.

    Have you seen their videos on YouTube behind the scenes? They are very downhome and are what the next generation of Country Music is all about.

  70. Cowboy Rick
    December 30, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Danelle Leverett, the blonde in The Janedear Girls has a ranch in Texas that’s uhh..about 3000 acres…she can ride very well thank you very much. Her cousin is a championship barrell racer. You have no clue what you are taking about.

  71. Dr. No
    December 31, 2010 at 2:08 am

    “Danelle Leverett, the blonde in The Janedear Girls has a ranch in Texas that’s uhh..about 3000 acres…she can ride very well thank you very much. Her cousin is a championship barrell racer. You have no clue what you are taking about.”

    Whoopty-effing-do. What’s that have to do with this horrendous song?

  72. Jon
    December 31, 2010 at 7:23 am

    What’s that have to do with this horrendous song?

    Exactly as much as the “criticism” to which it’s a response.

  73. Ryan
    January 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Sw these poseurs play last night in Chicago. I must say – simply reprehensible. It’s an affront to country music fans everywhere that they are “labeled” country. It’s a further affront to music fans everywhere that they are labeled musicians.

    Truly horrible. From the wardrobe, to the music, to the vocals, to the performance. There wasn’t one redeeming quality.

    Strike that, there was one redeeming quality – we knew it had to end soon and Easton Corbin had to start at some point.

  74. Jamie7
    January 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I can’t believe what negative comments some of you are making. Take a long look in the mirror and see if you can find any star talent in you, or have you ever made an effort to do anything you really love and try to take it to any extreme? I think they will be a hit! It will be a good chuckle when all is said and done.

  75. Barry Mazor
    January 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Excuse me Jamie7, but when did the audience–or people talking or writing about music–start having to have “star talent” to discuss the music? That’s a ridiculous idea, or, more exactly, an attempt to arrive at an idea.

    These are public figures asking for public recognition and acceptance of the results of what they do–for which there is really, really, really no promise off a positive response. And I suspect that these performers understand that themselves and are built to take it, or they wouldn’t have gotten this far.

    However much they’ve “made an effort and taken it to an extreme,” it’s commercial art they’re making, in the adult public sphere, and they pretty much have to be ready to let the chips fall where they may.

    This is not kindergarten out here.

  76. Stormy
    January 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Take a long look in the mirror and see if you can find any star talent in you,

    Okay, but the Jane Dear Girls have to go first.

  77. Gene Marsel
    January 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I think the Jane Dear Girls band should be call the Jane Pitiful girls. The record label have to do a lot of brian washing. You can put the Girls in to the Real Thing-but you can’t Put the Real Thing in to the Girls. I wish the record labels start seeing that good music comes from the hearth not from recording studios and stop brain washing us with the radios and videos!!! This is for the birds. Its not real music!!!

  78. Marcel
    February 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    The JaneDear girls are good at what THEY DO. I just don’t like people calling them the next generation of Country music. Um, if that’s the next generation we really are gonna blow up in 2012.

  79. Steve
    February 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    The CD is out now – so you people that had so much fun ripping the single to shreads may be interested to know that “wildflower” didnt get to its current billboard chart piosition (#17 as of today) because it wasn’t liked….

    Last I checked, Getting to #17 is pretty damn hard to do, and you may want to re-evaluate your opinions – I think we will see a few more tracks in the top 20 (and possibly higher) before long

    So get out your knives and forks – Crow is about to be served.

    (oh… it is being served….Heard the lyric of “sing along” on the album?)

    These girls are kickin’ butt and taking names! (yours i suspect)

  80. WAYNOE
    February 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Barry,

    I agree but also critics and reviewers are public figures seeking acceptance as well and what they write is up for responses as well.

    That being said, this act is country clothed in Brittany Spears and Lady Gag. I refuse to listen thank you.

  81. Barry Mazor
    February 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Well, Waynoe (have you ever considered Way-yese, btw?)..I have never suggested that writers and critics should not be subject to responses, and criticism–and I wouldn’t be around here if I thought otherwise. At times you’ve seen surprised that I’m not more remote; well–I’m not. I’ve been reviewed many, many times. With my own credentials and under my own name.

    Although, come to think of it, by your own often-stated logic, the only ones who should really understand writing and criticism, and be eligible to engage in it, are those who’ve really done it, preferably professionally. No one else would really understand the process and mechanics, of course.

    But as a matter of fact, I don’t believe that any more than I think only musicians can understand or write about anything there is to say about music. Or murderers about murder.

  82. CADisme
    February 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    To be honest, yes this song is cliche, at the least. Yes, it plays upon everything that makes the “cookie-cutter” hit song. I could make a list of these songs that propelled great artists. Brad Paisley makes a living on those kind of songs and does pretty well.

    Onto the music, yes it’s not exactly country. Have you heard the new Tim McGraw? Is that even close? Not in my opinon. Every era has a different sound. Johnny Cash was once not considered country, so keep that in mind. The song does have that catchy little beat that makes you want to tap your toe.

    The singing is gorgeous. I love the harmonies.We have been inundated with some good harmony songs lately, and although basic I love a good harmony.(“Hello World” and “Don’t You Wanna Stay” are a good example.) I think the way these girl’s voices work together, with some experience they will have the ability to to pull off those interesting harmonies akin to the Chicks. Maybe not as clear or as interesting but similar. I don’t get the feeling Bomshel would ever have a shot at that. With their current rating, I think they should do well, if only once.

    So in total, I really like this song. I actually heard them on a live YouTube video and they sounded really close. Maybe it is that I am young, and I can relate. They might be a one-hit group, they might have staying power. It’s up to time to tell. For now, I think they played the right cards at the right time. It’s not going after the Swiftheads playing on love and love lost, it’s going after all of us who own those Chevy’s (91 Blazer with a 350, LOVE IT!) and grew up running wild in some of the most beautiful country in the world in the middle of spring. It reminds me of when I was 8 through 18. They accomplished what they were trying to do.

  83. scott
    February 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Ok so I’m NOT a mainstream country fan. I’m from Texas and we have our own brand of music. But these girls arn’t bad I wouldn’t go out of my way to see them but I won’t turn off the radio when they come on either. Not the Rankin Twins but not bad either.

  84. JD
    February 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

    for the realist, yeah. is a crock of crap cookie cutter commonplace from nashville.

    for the artist and love of life, one can and should see real wildflowers every day from all walks and ages of life.

    accept fee

  85. kayleen
    February 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    all of you are jerks i love this song. it doesn’t particularily mean that you have to be from the country to be a wildflower its a song that shows thier style that thier unique and diffrent then others. its all how you look at it i guess but thats what i have to say!

  86. kayleen
    February 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    oh well you peaple arnt jerks just the dude who said those mean words about this song i mean it really goes farther than the words say.

  87. Ben Milam
    February 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    thank goodness for that kayleen. i was going to be up all night wondering i was really a jerk.

  88. Stormy
    February 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Dude! You could be the dude she was talking about.

    I hate it when people talk bad about The Dude.

  89. mark anthony
    February 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I’m betting the writer hated Star Wars for its rip off of Star Trek and thought George Lucas was an alright director!

    Most critics never like what is popular and often times never listen or watch what they are criticizing.

    Loved the hit on John Rich. Successful people will always be the target of those who think they should be successful instead.

  90. DJ
    February 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    John Rich? Is that you under the alias Mark Anthony?

  91. jackie
    February 28, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Loved this catchy song until I saw them live in knoxville…for the 5 songs they played, only 2 of which weren’t rock covers & were only their 2 singles, I want my time & money back. They were lame country pussycat dolls wannabes. Eric and jason both deserve better talent to open their show than that!!!!!!!

  92. ZOE
    May 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    This song makes me SMILE, CONNECTS me to my own life, and reminds me: to PLAY; that embracing being feminine can be just as STRONG & EMPOWERING as living a life as a boy/man. (I didn’t have a sister, so I borrowed my dad’s cutoff jeans, & until now have spent my life trying to compensate for being a girl in order to feel safe/confident in the world :)

    I get that many will find the lyrics difficult to relate to, but THANK YOU to the JANE DEAR Girls for having the CONFIDENCE to give this song to those of us who do!!!

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