Hey! It’s July already! How did that happen? I think Mother Nature has her months confused though, since she’s been having the mother of all hot flashes all over. Nothing screams sexy like incessant sweating in heat and humidity, right? Right?!!
Since it’s Monday, it’s also time for some great music – this week’s theme is thanks to our honorary co-host Naila-Moon’s husband Chronicles from the Man Cave who suggested we pick funny tunes for this week. I like funny.
Let’s start with one of my all time favorite country boys, who has quite a few funny songs in his repertoire. This particular song that I’ve loved forever was apparently his very first funny one.
While still a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1990’s, this artist had been asked to participate in a student concert. Having primarily sung ballads at that point in his career, he decided to add a novelty song to his repertoire.
A fellow student (who would eventually become the artist’s record producer), agreed, suggesting that they should 220;write something that will make them laugh”, and the two then began to write the song. When the artist performed the song at the student concert, he received a positive reaction from the audience members, who began to laugh and cheer once he reached the first chorus.
After signing to his recording contract with Arista Nashville in 1999, he planned to place the song on his debut album, but his producer thought that the “song was better for a more established artist”. Even though Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Alan Jackson had all shown interest in recording the song, this artist (wisely) kept it to himself after the success of his debut album.
He then recorded it for his Part II album, and the song was released as that album’s third single. He was initially reluctant to have it released as a single, as he had thought that the concept of a male choosing fishing over love might be offensive to female listeners. Just goes to show what kind of an awesome guy he really is.
With the hilarious lyrics “Well I love her, but I love to fish / I spend all day out on this lake / And hell is all I catch” it definitely fits into today’s theme. Without further ado, here’s Brad Paisley with “I’m Gonna Miss Her”:
Next up is an artist who wishes his sweetheart could act more like, you know, his friendly canine companion. A simple request, right? Some of the funny lyrics include “I want you to love me like my dog does baby / When I come home, I want you to just go crazy / He never looks at me like he might hate me”.
Here’s Billy Currington with “Like My Dog”:
Next up is another of my favorite country boys, whose song from 2004 not only had him sporting a mullet, but covers road rage and a stop at the dentist that make him yearn for blue skies and a margarita. The Jimmy Buffett sentiment and radio-safe wordplay make this one of the singer’s funniest songs.
With the lyrics “He stuck that needle down deep in my gum / And he started drillin’ before I was numb / Some beach”, the narrator deals with frustrations, such as being cut off in traffic and having to wait at the dentist’s office, by wishing that he were on “some beach, somewhere.”
Obviously the song’s title is a double entendre, playing on a Southeastern U.S. dialectal form of the epithet “son of a bitch” (“som’ bitch”).
He wore the mullet pretty well, didn’t he?
Here’s the awesome Blake Shelton with “Some Beach”:
Next up is a suggestion from Princess Nagger, who is almost All Minecraft All The Time.
And last, but not least, since Thursday happens to be the 4th of July, I figured I’d finish up with a song for the occasion. While I’m not a huge fan of hers, I do love some of her songs and music, and this next video was made to pay tribute to one of the artists favorite films, Grease (1978), and her parents’ courting days.
I liked her (and her hair) much better before she cut it all off and bleached it out with funky dark roots. At least this song was from when I actually enjoyed her music, so we’ll go with it – here’s Miley Cyrus with “Party In The USA”:
Have a great Monday – and a Happy (and safe) 4th of July!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of May, our Honorary Co-Conductor, Becca at Everyday Life.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):