Probably not - it's his first record deal, and first timers usually get screwed if they end up with a mega hit.
The song writer made money
I fucking hate that fucking song.
I fucking love that fucking song.
No, he's not. He's probably getting screwed over much like most new artists.
I don't really like him. From what I've seen he basically ripped off a bunch of artists and claimed it as his own "style" on the AI show and with that single, he's just ripping off Mumford & Sons.
I love the song.
When I was on pins and needles towards the end of the election, I imagined celebrating Obama's win by dancing to that song (especially the chorus), along with Obama, Michelle, my fellow-Dlers and the rest of the civilized world.
So guess what?
I knew this would be shit before I even clicked on OP's link
In the '60s they actually knew how to make songs like this.
Strange what happened to music...to people.
He is fast becoming AI's biggest winner in years. He needs a "Since U Been Gone" type cross-format hit to cement his current popularity and chart success.
That song will always remind me of watching women's olympic gymnastics.
Not my favorite song, but as many folks in the music business have said, this is a pleasant and nice enough song compared to the usual audio abortions that AI winners must sing.
I love it.
I like the song, but didn't Phil Phillips say he didn't much care for it because it wasn't his style? He wants to be a Dave Matthews clone. "Home" will probably end up being his one and only hit.
It is the only song of his I know but I am seeing him open for Matchbox 20 next month.
It has a nice message.
Depending on my mood it can make me teary-eyed.
Fuck you, OP and R14. OP's non-signifying interest in the commercial ramifications of this piece of shit song and R14's sentimental claptrap are examples of the sort of bullshit that's ruining the world.
Then please leave it, R15.
Wow R15, bitter?
I'm more inclined to think that people who are angry, overreact and lash out (like *you*) are what's ruining this world.
Sweets, trolldar me. I haven't posted here for days before tonight. And, to all my detractors, sorry that I hit so close to home that you wished death on me. And you say I'm overreacting. Oh, the foolishness.
Do us all a favor and keep your posts infrequent, R19. Thanks for that.
[quote]sorry that I hit so close to home that you wished death on me.
Where did anyone wish death on you? Learn how to read.
What was R16, R18/21? Oh, and also: Nothing to say about the "cunting it up all day" accusation that you made? You know, that you pulled out of your ass? Okay.
Um, R22, I didn't see anyone wish death on you either. Your reading comprehension skills are awful.
R15, please die.
r6 needs a man to fuck him.
Lots of insane posts on here all over a perfectly lovely song. It's the song writer and probably the record label who makes money off the song. The songwriter is a Scottish man by the name of Greg Holden who co wrote it with Drew Pearson. Greg's record label submitted it to Idol as a possible coronation song.
Philip Philips complained about it until he saw it was getting popular. Then he claimed he liked it and had made it his own.
Philip Phillips probably receives standard flat amounts. For appearing at Disney World he gets 200,000. He also got 300,000 in advance when he finished his first album.
[quote]Lots of insane posts on here all over a perfectly lovely song.
I agree. What's wrong with people?
This thread is a perfect example of why I've been coming to DL all these years. Where else can you witness a bunch of nutters lose it over a damn song?
People used to talk about my hit song.
I first heard this song the day I was helping to move my mom from her home of 53 years into an assisted living center.
The lyrics perfectly described my mom's apprehensions and us kids wanting to "make this place your home."
Wow, all this over a song.
He has big dick (speaking) voice.
Song is okay. I just hate the overkill/saturation so I tend to hit the mute button.
This is the first time I heard it and I think I hate it. It also reminds me of other country western songs...I mean, it's like he stole a little from this one and a little more from that one.
[quote]I mean, it's like he stole a little from this one and a little more from that one.
Welcome to the music business
[quote]It also reminds me of other country western songs
Are you posting from the 70s?
I don't know what to make of songs that are understandable. Here in LA it's all rumble from the jungle with cadenced inane rhyming similar to the insane rants from a monastery of retarded ghetto monks. Most of it quite hateful too.
Phil is a cutie and the tune, cute enough, but not one that I would ever remember.
R39 spreading racist shit all over the board today.
r40, I applaud you for not rapping that slam.
I always forget how many monks there are on Datalounge.
Not a "monk," but yeah you seem to be forgetting a lot of things.
I think most artists make their money from concerts, not from album sales.
He came out with a new CD and to promote it all he does is sing that same song. I like the song but why not promote other songs. I wouldn't buy a CD for one song.
That song sounds like 100 other songs that have come before.
Kara DioGuardi, former American Idol judge has written over 250 songs and has a net worth of over $25 million.