If you will be given five more minutes to be with someone you love, who would it be and what would you do? “Five More Minutes” was written by Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, and Monty Criswell, in 2015. McCreery wrote the song a couple of months after his grandfather passed away in January 2015. An emotional song that will make you reminisce the past. Hoping that life could give us five more minutes to go back when life was beautiful.
“Five More Minutes:” The Making
Scotty considered this to be his favorite song ever. It was written while he was with his producer Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, and he was sharing stories about his grandfather. Monty was the one who gave the idea of the title, “Five More Minutes.”
The song, “Five More Minutes,” was first performed by Scotty McCreery at the Grand Ole Opry in June 2016 during CMA Music Festival. After his performance, people appreciated the song and are waiting for the single to be released. This is the first country song to top charts without a record label.
It peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay for 43 weeks. Furthermore, the song peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs also for 43 weeks. This is Scotty's first song to peak at No. 1 on the Country Airplay.
Scotty McCreery and His Album Seasons Change
Scotty released his album Seasons Change last week, March 16, 2018. The album is a collection of his life events, like when he proposed to his girlfriend and the story of his life when he was dropped from his label, and life with his friends. If you haven’t listened to Scotty’s album you must give it a try.
The Song’s Content
“Five More Minutes,” is an autobiographical event of Scotty’s life. Starting when he was a kid until he loses his grandfather. Hoping that he’ll be given five more minutes for special moments in his life.
The song indeed touched millions of people’s heart; everyone wants to have more time. We wish to go back to when we need it the most. The moment we first fell in love, moments with the people we love, life when we were young and that very moment we didn’t have the chance to say we love someone for the last time. However, life slips in our hands quickly as it can, and the only thing left are memories we have. Maybe the best that we can do is cherish the moment we are living in, with the people we love. Life waits for no one, it will fade quickly from your sight, so make the most out of these wonderful memories in life.
Life will never give us five more minutes, but if it will what will you do with your five more minutes?
Personally, I think this is Scotty McCreery’s best song because it’s about everything, from love, family, and life in general. If you haven’t heard it yet, here's a video for you, but be ready as the song will make you cry.