Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No. 2 ~ Stacie Orrico

"If you deny God he'll destroy your village, kill your children, flood the Earth, and take your record deal."

Seattle born and raised singer songwriter Stacie Orrico was on top of her game. At the tender age of 16 she was already a national phenomenon. Her albums were folksy, electric, and Christian. Her thematic bias was the promotion of God and his charity. Her message was just sexual enough to push her to the top of the charts with repressed Sunday schoolers, yet not to provocative as to have her excommunicated.

That is, until the fateful release of her hit "Stuck".

Stacie made the tactical error of singing a song about loving a boy and no where did she mention her love of God. With in two months her main constituents, the church going populace of America turned their backs on her. She was "secular now", and had "turned her back on God." While the remaining eleven tracks in the album were Sunday Service worthy her on ode to earthly love was enough to send her back the filthy streets of the common people. In that same year she lost her record deal and fell into a dark patch in her life.

For that brazen homage to her heart I proudly give her, her rightful position among the Pop Ten elite.

Bless your honest heart and Italian good looks Stacie.

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