No Better Than This Hits #1 at Americana Radio - Request the Single Today

John's latest single, "No Better Than This," is off to a great start on the radio. It has been released to AAA, Americana, and Non-Commercial stations. Be listening for it! To find your local station in these formats, please click HERE and search for your local area.

The album No Better Than This has landed at #1 this week on the Americana radio chart. The chart, which focuses on the combined airplay of all tracks from an album, compiles the airplay data from hundreds of radio stations, syndicated radio shows, satellite radio and internet stations.

Now is an ideal time to contact your local radio stations listed and request the single "No Better Than This" or ask them to play some tracks from the album! Hearing interest from their listeners will help encourage them to play John's new music more! Click HERE for more details about how to request and for a list of stations currently playing the single and new album.


The track has been released for digital purchase/download to all major services including: iTunes,, Rhapsody!

A video for the song, using footage from filmmaker Kurt Markus' It's About You documentary that chronicles the making of the album, is expected in a few weeks.

Click HERE to read more about No Better Than This

The cover of No Better Than This is below; the photograph is by Elaine Mellencamp and places Hud Mellencamp, John and Elaine's eldest son, in an enviable position. It's his second album cover appearance; a photo of a much younger Hud, also by Elaine, was used on the cover of 2003's Trouble No More.

Click HERE for a larger version of the cover.

Here are the lyrics for the track "No Better Than This":

"No Better Than This"
Written by John Mellencamp

Give me twenty-five dollars
And drive me around downtown
Solve all my problems
Don’t let me lose what I’ve found
Give me good lovin’
And seal it with a kiss
Then drop me off where the music’s loud
But it won’t get no better than this

Take me to a party
Where I’m the only man
With fifty women waitin’ on me
Who say they understand
Feed me milk and honey
Give me a story that I’ll never miss
Let me get one good night’s sleep
But it won’t get no better than this

Give me clear vision
And don’t let me miss anything
I’ll take the bird that whistles
And the world on a string
Fill my fist full of money
In these troubled times
And let me share the water
With all, all of mankind

Give me back my youth
And don’t let me waste it this time
Stand me up at the golden gates
At the front of the line
Let me lie in the sunshine
Covered in the morning mist
Then show me something I ain’t never seen
But it won’t get no better than this