And Steve Holy gave us the ultimate comeback anthem.
“Brand New Girlfriend” took country radio by storm in 2006, and hit us with one of the greatest twists of the year.
It starts out all sad like your classic country heartbreak song:
“She said, “I need sometime to find myself I need a little space to think Maybe we should start seeing other people Baby, things are moving way too fast for me” So I picked up what was left of my pride And I put on my walking shoes And I got up on that high road And I did what any gentleman would do”
But then he hits you in the face with that absolutely savage chorus:
“I got a brand new girlfriend We went and jumped off the deep end Flew out to LA for the weekend Spent the whole day lyin’ on the beach Wearin’ nothin’ but a smile Playin’ kissy-kissy, smoochy-smoochy Talkin’ mushy-mushy bout nothin'”
Talk about a damn comeback for our man. It’s the anti-cry-in-your-beer breakup song. Forget wallowing in self pity – you get back on the damn horse and turn your loss into a major W.
Everybody loves a good sad country song, but every once in awhile we need one that makes you laugh out loud the first time you hear it. And the twist in this one is one that everybody hopes for after a breakup.
Written by Jeffrey Steele, Shane Minor and Bart Allmand, “Brand New Girlfriend” reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in September of 2006 and gave Steve Holy his second career #1.
And it’s no wonder this one was such a big hit: Everybody loves a good comeback story – and who hasn’t dreamed about rubbing it in a little bit when you upgrade?