Sounds Like Life to Me

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"Sounds Like Life to Me"
Single by Darryl Worley
from the album Sounds Like Life
Released January 27, 2009
Genre Country
Length 3:18
Label Stroudavarious
Writer(s) Phil O'Donnell
Wynn Varble
Darryl Worley[1]
Producer(s) James Stroud
Darryl Worley singles chronology
"Tequila on Ice"
(2008)
"Sounds Like Life to Me"
(2009)
"Best of Both Worlds"
(2010)

"Sounds Like Life to Me" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was released in January 2009 as the second single from his album Sounds Like Life. The song made its chart debut in early 2009, becoming Worley's first Top 40 country hit since "I Just Came Back from a War" in late 2006-early 2007. It was written by Worley, Wynn Varble and Phil O'Donnell.

Content[edit]

Worley co-wrote "Sounds Like Life to Me" with Wynn Varble (who has also written several of Worley's other singles) and Phil O'Donnell.[1]In the song's first verse, the male narrator receives a call from a friend's wife, who says that her husband "fell off the wagon" and has begun drinking excessively to escape his problems. The narrator then meets his friend at the bar and ask the friend what is wrong. After the friend lists off his problems, the narrator responds by saying, "sounds like life to me", convincing the friend to "suck it up" and face his problems and then buying him a drink.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by The Erwin Brothers.

Critical reception[edit]

CM Wilcox, reviewing the song for The 9513, gave it a thumbs-down rating. He said that the narrator seemed like a "jerk" by interrupting his friend's rant with the "pseudo-uplifting" message of "sounds like life to me".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 84
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sounds like a new CD for Darryl Worley". Country Standard Time. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Wilcox, CM (2009-01-19). "Darryl Worley - "Sounds Like Life to Me"". The 9513. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Darryl Worley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Darryl Worley. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Darryl Worley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Darryl Worley. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 

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