Sangria

Album: Bringing Back the Sunshine (2014)
Charted: 38

Songfacts®:

  • According to Shelton, this JT Harding, Josh Osborne and Trevor Rosen penned cut is "one of the sexiest songs" he's ever recorded. "It sounds like something that came from a different time," he said, "almost like something Chris Isaak would have had on one of his records at some point."

    "It's just about one of those nights where you drink too much and you're gonna end up hookin' up with this person, it's just inevitable," he added. "It's not too over the top, but it's pure sex, that's the only way I know to describe that song."
  • Sangria is an alcoholic beverage from Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy. Any other references to the tipple in popular music come to mind? How about Lou Reed's opening lyric from "Perfect Day."

    Just a perfect day
    Drink Sangria in the park
  • The song's music video was filmed at Miranda Lambert's bed and breakfast, The Ladysmith, in the couple's adopted hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
  • According to Rosen, who is also a guitarist and keyboardist for the country band Old Dominion, co-writer Osborne originally intended this for Sara Evans but it wasn't quite right. Rosen told Entertainment Weekly: "So he had that title he was like, 'I was imagining this with a girl singing, but what if it was a guy saying, 'Your lips taste like sangria?' And we just sort of found that groove - we were going for Chris Isaak kind of sexy groove and I started playing that sort of Spanish-y kind of riff and it took off."

    "[And] It's funny, you might think a song is so right for someone and, inevitably, they never cut it. When they said Blake had this one on hold I was like, 'Alright, that would be cool' but he wasn't the first person I thought of, but now it's impossible not to think of Blake for it. He made it his."
  • JT Harding disclosed during an ASCAP event that he got the idea for "Sangria" while driving the Pacific Coast Highway and passing an abandoned hotel in Malibu.

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