- Audience-Alienating Era: Golden and 747 both sold poorly and their singles largely underperformed on the charts, due to a combination of poor single choices and a forced attempt at shedding the "sleepy" sound of Golden.
- Covered Up: Eric Paslay, co-writer of the album cut "Friday Night" from Own the Night, had a Top 5 hit in 2014 with his own version.
- Epic Riff: The piano notes at the start of "Need You Now".
- Funny Moments: This parody of "Body Like a Back Road" which features Charles and Dave singing about wearing bathrobes on a bus.
- I Am Not Shazam: Some people call Hillary Scott "Lady Antebellum".
- It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Some music critics have said this of Own the Night, on which many of the songs have the same "epic" instrumentation as "Need You Now".
- Overshadowed by Controversy: The band renaming themselves to "Lady A" in 2020 caused some to decry them for virtue signaling. It got worse when a black singer from Seattle named Anita White, who also recorded under the name Lady A, caught wind of this. The band initially intended to reach a compromise with White, but the two parties instead got entangled in lawsuits against each other, with White citing the band's white privilege and destruction of her brand name in particular. These incidents cast a shadow over What a Song Can Do, causing it to be their worst-performing album to date.
- Signature Song: "Need You Now".
- Tear Jerker: "Hello World". It makes you really want to appreciate life more...
- Also "Wanted You More". Bittersweet melody, good heartfelt vocals, and as for the lyrics? Ouch, heartbreaking...
- "Need You Now", of course. While it's basically just about "booty calls", it can be interpreted as a sad heartbreak song between two angry partners.
YMMV / Lady A