Zach’s Top 5 Favorite Reba McEntire Songs [MUSIC]
Although I do consider myself young, I'm old enough to remember a time when there was no Internet. And, before there was the Internet, if you were a fan of somebody, you joined a fan club. Way before Facebook Fan Pages, you got stuff in the mail every once in a while, a holiday card around the holidays, and a glossy 8×10 photo of the person you were a fan of. I took you down memory lane to tell you that yours truly, Zach Efforg, was in a Reba McEntire fan club. Now, let me say I was between the ages of about 6-10 and I was enrolled in the fan club by my aunt. And, yes, I did get a Christmas card from Reba every year. So, needless to say, I have been a Reba fan for a long time. I have listened to just about every Reba song and I have many favorites. Today, I would like to share with you my Top 5 Favorite Reba McEntire Songs.
One of the many things that Reba is good at is telling a story. I find her “story songs” to be the most compelling. And, when it comes to story songs, Reba sings about some topics that are difficult to talk about. For example, this heart-wrenching adoption story from her 2003 “Room the Breathe” album–Secret.
“You Must Really Love Me”
You gotta have a love song on a 'favorites' list, right? Off of her sixth studio album, back from 1989, here's one of my favorite love songs from Reba–You Must Really Love Me. There's nothing like having a flashback and listening to some classic Reba songs.
“The Fear of Being Alone”
A song about fear. Many people have a fear of being alone, and here's Reba singing about it with a catchy beat and easy-to-sing lyrics. This song is back from 1996 and can be found on her “What If It's You” album–The Fear of Being Alone.
What would a list of favorite Reba McEntire songs be without one of her most successful and well-know songs? Written and originally sung by Bobbie Gentry, Reba added a new element to the song. If you listen to both versions (click Bobbie Gentry's name to listen to her version), Reba's adds a little bit more to it. And, who could forget that video? If you don't think she added much to the original song, you cannot deny that her video for this song was amazing and added more of a storyline. From her 1990 album “Rumor Has It”–Fancy. Oh, and seeing Reba perform this song live is definitely worth ticket prices.
Here it is. My favorite Reba McEntire song–What If. The reason it's my favorite is not only because of the message in the song, it's also because it's not a well-known song. Now, I must admit, I forgot about this song until recently. I remember hearing the song as a kid, but it wasn't until I was an adult that I found a new appreciation for the 1997 song. According to Wikipedia, “This single was released commercially to benefit the Salvation Army with all proceeds being donated to their service. The song was performed by Reba at the Dallas Cowboys Halftime Game on Thanksgiving Day, 1997.”