Top 5 WORST Country Songs to Sing to a Significant Other on Valentines Day
Country Music's a dangerous battlefield of swingin' hips and emotion. Many fans of the genre on Valentine's Day will try their best not to get burned by Johnny Cash's ring of fire or stay away from Kenny Roger's attempt to decorate their lives. But sometimes, you just can't win the battle.
Here are 5 songs we recommend NOT blasting in your truck down on Broadway on this holiday of love.
5. Dixie Chicks - "Goodbye Earl"
Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends, all through their high school days... and they were also stone cold murderers. Domestic Violence is no laughing matter and there are several efficient ways of going about resolving the issue, but poisoning your husband with black eyed peas and throwing his body in the river is not one of them.
The story doesn't end so sad, Mary Anne and Wanda are selling Tennessee ham and strawberry jam on Highway 109! Just be sure you're on good terms with them though...
4. Brad Paisley - "Me Neither"
Ever been rejected so hard at a bar that you go home, write a few songs, and become the biggest country star in the world? Me neither, but Paisley sure has. Paisley has such low confidence in this country jam that he rejects himself! Do you think he tried this song out on Kimberly Williams-Paisley?
3. Gary Stewart - "She's Actin' Single"
She's actin' single/I'm drinkin' doubles/I hide my pain/I drown my troubles...
Gary... do you need a hug, buddy?
George Jones told producer Billy Sherrill that "Nobody will buy that morbid son of a bitch." However, this hit brought Stewart his first No. 1 hit in six years. Quite an accomplishment for such a "morbid" song.
2. Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
Walk to any karaoke bar on a Nashville Saturday night, and you'll understand what we're talking about. Nothing else needs to be said.
1. Loretta Lynn - The Pill
What is the ultimate way to wine and dine your significant other and put them in the mood? You turn down the lights, you start a fire, pour and start singing about birth control. That's right, Lynn sings about her "incubator" that's "overused" because her partner has "kept it filled."
"The feelin' good comes easy now/Since I've got the pill"
By the time Lynn recorded "The Pill" in 1972, the birth control pill had been on the US market for over a decade, but the conservative country music scene still wasn't ready for a song celebrating the use of contraception.
But Lynn didn't care, she was too busy throwing her maternity dress in the garbage!