The video below is a treasure trove of nostalgia, taking us back to the early 90s when country music was popular. The year was 1991, and the world was a different place. The Gulf War had just ended, and people were looking for some upbeat music to lift their spirits. That’s where Alan Jackson comes in with his iconic hit song ‘Wanted.’
The video begins with a shot of a dusty road stretching before us, the sun beating down on the parched earth. The camera then cuts to Alan Jackson strumming his guitar and singing his heart out. There’s something so raw and authentic about his performance that speaks to Americana’s very essence.
As the song progresses, we see Jackson’s band joining in, with the steady beat of the drums and the steel guitar twang. It’s a beautiful blend of old and new, traditional country music mixed with a more modern sound.
For those who don’t know, ‘Wanted’ was written by Jackson himself and tells the story of a man who is hopelessly in love with a woman he can never have. It’s a theme that’s been explored in countless country songs, but there’s something about Jackson’s delivery that makes it feel fresh and new.
Perhaps it’s his laid-back demeanor and effortless way of making us feel like we’re sitting beside him, listening to him play. Or maybe it’s how he infuses every note with so much emotion and heart.
But whatever it is, it works. ‘Wanted’ became a massive hit, not just in the country music world but in the mainstream as well. It’s one of those rare songs that transcends genre that speaks to people of all ages and backgrounds.
And yet, despite its success, there are still some things that most fans still need to learn about ‘Wanted.’ For one thing, the song was actually inspired by Jackson’s wife, Denise. He wrote it to express his love for her, and it’s clear from the lyrics that she was his muse.
But beyond that, there’s a deeper meaning to ‘Wanted’ that speaks to the human experience. We’ve all been in love with someone we can’t have, whether it’s because they’re already taken or because they simply don’t feel the same way. And that’s what makes this song so relatable, so timeless.
So, why should you share this video with your friends? Because it’s a reminder of a simpler time when music was pure and unadulterated, when people gathered together to sing and dance and forget their troubles. It’s a reminder that even in the darkest times, there’s still hope, beauty, and love.
And that’s something worth sharing.