Single Review: Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
By: Matt Bjorke
With nearly 400,000 digital singles and over 70,000 copies of his self-titled debut album, newcomer Hunter Hayes has most certainly made an impression with his Atlantic Nashville debut single “Storm Warning” The single hit the Top 15 at country radio and it sets Hunter up quite nicely for the release of “Wanted,” a powerful and romantic ballad and one of the best songs from a strong album.
Lyrically, the song find hunter saying romantic, heartfelt platitudes in the first verse:
You know I'd fall apart without you
I don't know how you do what you do
'Cause everything that don't make sense about me
Makes sense when I'm with you
Like everything that's green, girl I need you
But it's more than one and one makes two
Put aside the math and the logic of it
You gotta know you’re wanted too
Then the chorus says:
Cause I wanna wrap you up
Wanna kiss your lips
I wanna make you feel wanted
And I wanna call you mine
Wanna hold you hand forever
Never let you forget it
Yeah, I wanna make you feel wanted
So, basically, what we have here is one of the strongest lyrical songs in recent memory and a song that anyone looking for love wants to find with the one they want to be in love with. It’s an extremely romantic song and sentiment and I can guarantee that the song will be quite the wedding anthem this summer and for many years to come.
While “Storm Warning” was a great opening salvo, “Wanted” is the song that is going to make Hunter Hayes, one of the music world’s most talented artists to arrive in years – that’s right – years. Fans of powerful, romantic songs about love will enjoy this song and although it’s completely a modern country/pop song, it’s one of the best songs of that type to come along since perhaps “Bless The Broken Road” from Hunter’s idols Rascal Flatts.