I took a long bus ride this past weekend and as a change from listening to O Ven… again … I went back to David Archuleta’s debut album, which I hadn’t listened to since… tbh I can’t actually remember the last time I listened to it.
Wow, what a difference a little time makes. MH was still my favourite track but what surprised me was that I didn’t skip over TMH the way I used to back then.
It got me thinking that maybe we fans made a big mistake stopping that song from being the 2nd single. Remember? When a lot of us made our voices heard on Snarkies’ and FOD polls and TMH was switched for ALTNOY as a result?
Back in 2008/9, I thought TMH sounded sooooo bubblegum cheesy. But listening now (maybe after hearing David kill it live so many times) I realize it was probably the perfect follow-up single for Crush.
It tells the story he was living out on stage at the time. He loved the song and literally reached out to the crowd every time he sang it.
I still love ALTNOY but it probably wasn’t the radio-friendly 2nd single that David needed back then. We’ll never know of course.
But I think TMH will always serve as a reminder to me whenever I’m tempted to spout off career advice for him that I have no idea what I’m talking about.
What do you guys think? Were you team ALTNOY or TMH? Did we let David down back then? What’s your favourite TMH?