Drive Songs Ranked

Drive is the tenth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. Released in 2002 on Arista Nashville, the album produced Jackson’s highest-debuting single on the Hot Country Songs charts in the number 1 hit, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”, a ballad written in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”, “Work in Progress”, and “That’d Be Alright” were also released as singles, peaking at number 1, number 3, and number 2, respectively, on the same chart; “Designated Drinker” also reached number 44 without officially being released. In addition, all four released singles cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at numbers 28, 28, 35, and 29, respectively. Here are all of Drive’s songs ranked.

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8. Where Were You

“.”Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”: During the 2001 CMA’s Alan Jackson premiered this song in tribute to the victims of September 11th. It’s safe to say that there wasn’t a dry eye in the nation that night after he sang it. Not only are you getting the original album cut, you’re also getting that famous live version from the CMA’s. There’ve been tons of tribute songs released since the tragedies but this is far superior to any that I’ve ever heard. It makes you think REAL hard about what matters in your life and how fragile life really is.”

7. I Slipped and Fell in Love

“This album has all you expect from Alan: great singing with feeling, great lyrics, and neo-traditional production done right. He can express himself so well with his lyrics that you feel no song on the topic written about can be written any better.”

Alan Jackson | Artist Bio | Country Music Hall of Fame

6. Once in a Lifetime Love

“Once in a Lifetime Love” is his own ballad alternative that should fit the listener like an old pair of soft jeans. For variety’s sake he adds the excellent, upbeat, blues-flavored “First Love,” and “The Sounds” delivers a good, solid ballad with fine piano accompaniment.”

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5. Designated Drinker

“Designated Drinker”, about a pair of drinking buddies trying to get over a gal who’s broken their hearts. There’s not a bad track on the CD, which is not something you can say for most of what’s released today in country music. There’s something for everyone here.”

Alan Jackson Talks 'Where Have You Gone' Album – Billboard

4. Work in Progress

“The musicianship is often intricate and accomplished, and, of course, Jackson has one of the best voices in country music. He takes country themes are is able to express himself in a new and colorful way that doesn’t lose his audience.”

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3. A Little Bluer Than That

“What a song!!! This is bound to be a hit on radio, if it’s ever released. Alan sings of a man who can’t seem to get over a woman who’s left him for another man. He explains that even the saddest songs on the radio aren’t as blue as he is.”

Alan Jackson Reveals He Has A Nerve Condition Affecting His Balance : NPR

2. Drive (For Daddy Gene)

“My favorite song on the record is “Drive.” It takes me back to my childhood when my grandfather used to let us grandkids drive the old pick-up while the men would toss the bales of hay onto the truckbed. I remember the jubilant feeling of this rite of passage and this song always takes me back, and makes me excited to teach my baby girl to drive. The music is cheerful and addictive and perfectly matches the delightful lyrics. It is nearly impossible not to start singing along.”

1. First Love

“The highlight of the album for me is “First Love”, which tells the story of the singer’s first car, which he sold, regretted it (“you can’t drive a check”), only to be reunited many years later when he receives it as a present. Those of us who love our car will identify with this song.”