“She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy”
“You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”
“How Come Your Dog Don't Bite Nobody But Me?”
These are actual song titles (by Lou Carter, Kenny Chesney, Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, and Mel Tillis & Webb Pierce). Country music songs often have long, or funny, or downright quirky titles.
Of course, there are plenty of short-and-normal song titles, too—such as Lady Antebellum's “Downtown” and Darius Rucker's “Wagon Wheel.”
But today's the day to relish the long-winded and strange and especially the humorous titles country music so frequently dishes up.
Country music evolved from the folk music played and sung in the Appalachian mountains, in the eastern United States. Country music became a recognized and commercial genre (type of music) in the 1920s, and in the 1940s, it became popular all over the U.S. The popularity spread to Canada and eventually Australia, and is now finally making inroads worldwide.
...And sing your favorite country music songs!
- Common Sense Media lists some music that is appropriate for children.
- Check out “Jenny Dreamed of Trains.”
- Sample “There's a Fiddle in the Middle.”
- Some people just can't hang with country music! Weird Al Yankovic did a parody of a song that was popular back in the early 90s. It is not complimentary!
[drum roll, please]
for my favorite country music song title:
If the Phone Don’t Ring, It’s Me Not Calling You Up
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