But the melody isn’t the only thing lacking in creativity with this one. “I’m feeling so cool, top to the bottom, just cool.” What the hell? Six songwriters and this is the best you can come up with? Don’t ever tell me that country music isn’t very original when this is the kind of shit that pop music is putting out.
Now, the Jonas Brothers are signed to Republic Records, and A Thousand Horses released their song on what was then Republic Nashville, so maybe this is a situation where a deal was worked out for the Jonas Brothers to sample the original song or something. I don’t know.
But even if that’s the case, you’d think they would have at least given A Thousand Horses some credit. Because “Cool” is clearly their song – the Jonas Brothers just ripped it off… and made it worse.