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Review: Train infectious on new single ‘Play That Song’ (Includes first-hand account)

Front-man Pat Monahan co-wrote “Play That Song” with his producer William Wiik Larsen. In addition, late songwriters Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser, both of which are known for composing “Heart and Soul,” are also credited for writing “Play That Song,” since the contemporary songwriters drew influences from both of these legendary musicians. The song is comprised of catchy hooks and strong melodies. In New York City, it is played constantly on the radio airwaves, especially on adult contemporary stations, and rightfully so.

“Play that song, The one that makes me go all night long, the one that makes me think of you, that’s all you gotta do,” Monahan sings, in the opening verse.

Their song’s music video has a neat concept to it, and it seemed like a great deal of fun for the band to make. One can only cheer for joy for Train at the end of their video.

The Verdict

Overall, Pat Monahan’s vocals on “Play That Song” are joyous and captivating. It deserves to become the band’s next major smash hit. “Play That Song” garners an A rating.

Train’s “Play That Song” is available on iTunes.

For more information on Train and their new music, check out their Facebook page.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 15,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He is a consecutive five-time "Best of Long Island" winner that has won such categories as "Best Author," "Best Blogger," "Best Poet," "Best Twitter Account" and the coveted "Best Long Island Personality" twice.

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