Country music has come a long way as far as popularity goes over the years, from the likes of such bygone greats as Ernest Tubb and Eddy Arnold to current favorites Sugarland and Dierks Bentley. But it has always had some rather... interesting-sounding song titles to grace listeners' ears.
Shall we count them down?
10. "You Look So Good In Love," George Strait At times this classic George Strait song has good lyrics, such as when he tells her "he must have stolen some stars in the sky, and gave them to you to wear in your eyes." (Yes we know this is cheesy but oh well.) However, he hasn't apparently taken to the Seinfeld rule of breakups: "You should just do it like a Band-Aid. One motion! Right off!"
9. "Did I Shave My Legs For This?", Deana Carter
Though it's definitely meant to be tongue-in-cheek, nothing screams "trailer trash" more than this song, which is also the title of Carter's 1996 debut album. The album itself is a classic with such songs as "Strawberry Wine," "How Do I Get There From Here" and "That's How You Know It's Love." and "Did I Shave My Legs for This?" However, this song is laughable and as the title song makes the otherwise good album seem likewise.
8. "Redneck Woman," Gretchen Wilson
When I first heard this song on CMT back in 2004, I thought, "this is one fun, crazy, wild, and cool country song that's relatable to some people I know -- yet love." Wilson has a sense of humor and it shows in her lyrics:
Well their stuff's real nice
Well, but I can buy the same damn thing
on the Walmart shelf half price.
7. "I'll Come Back as Another Woman," Tanya Tucker
Granted, this song does have a strange title. It talks about a woman basically taking on another guise to please a man. Sounds a little mischevious to me.
6. "Like My Dog," Billy Currington
If you went to the Freedom Over Texas July 4th Celebration at Eleanor Tinsley Park, you probably saw Currington bring out his dog, Pedro, onstage. My question to Currington is this: Does your dream lady also have a bowl of water and/or food and bark at cars and cats?
5. "All My Exes Live In Texas," George Strait
Even though George is from Texas, this is probably true for some people.
4. "The Man That Turned My Momma On," Tanya Tucker
Though it's pretty clear Tucker is talking about her father, who apparently died of some sort of fever, the last thing any of us wants to think about is our parents makin' whoopie.
3. "Hicktown," Jason Aldean
Nothing says "I'm a redneck and damn proud of it" like this song.
2. "Double-Wide Dream," Casey Donahew Band
Some country songs scream "redneck," such as Casey Donahew Band's "Double-Wide Dream." It also screams mediocrity because, honestly, who has a dream to live in a trailer? Not me.
1. "A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash
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Though this is one of Johnny Cash's greatest songs, it's also one of his funniest. He gets really funny (and at the time, foul) when he says "I'm the son of a bitch that named you Sue." Thus the title is pretty self-explanatory.
If you have any other funny song titles you want to add, please feel free to share them in the comments section.