Well, it’s better than “Truck Yeah” and “Lookin’ For That Girl”, but it’s no “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” or “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” either. The song opens with an annoying hip hop beat (but don’t most Country songs do these days?), and there is an electronic production throughout most of the song. It’s not nearly as grating as “Lookin’ For That Girl” but it is still unnecessary. As for what the songs about, it’s nothing groundbreaking. It’s about how two lovers don’t need anything else in their lives besides love, and as long as they have that, they’ll be sitting on “top of the world”. What ultimately saves this song is the vocals. Tim McGraw usually nails this portion of a song, and it’s no different here. I will also mention that he at least brings some life into this piece, which elevates it to above average.
Overall, “Top Of The World” is nothing to get too excited for, but it’s not the worst song in the world, and will hopefully be the anomaly of an otherwise fantastic album, as was the case with his last two albums.
Listen: “Top Of The World” (Note: Must have Spotify to listen)