Recently, The Boot ran a Facebook poll that asked readers what the worst country hits were. I had a look through some of the answers and some were expected, and some totally surprised me, so I thought I’d share this list with you and a few of my comments. Here’s the top 10 counting down.
10. Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much
I get this. One of the main things that underlies country fans’ criticisms of songs is the lack of ‘country’ they feel is present. Though I loved this song as a kid growing up, it was because of its poppiness, not because it was a great country song. Its bouncy chirpiness and connections to novelties probably didn’t do a lot for its popularity with die-hard country fans either.
9. Jason Aldean – Dirt Road Anthem
I can see why people were annoyed by this one. I personally found it all kinds of oddness, despite the fact it was a huge hit. Brantley Gilbert is a talented writer but I actually preferred his remixed version, although it was even further from ‘country’ than Jason’s. The slow rap is not a thing.
8. Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
WHAT EVEN THE WHAT. I love this song. A lot. It is so catchy and the video is probably one of my all-time favorite country music videos. It’s hysterical and I just don’t understand how anyone can truly hate this song. Sure, they might be annoyed by its catchiness, but I like to call those people spoilsports and the ‘cool kids’ who pretend not to love ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen but rock out to it in the shower. However, this song is far, far better than that and there is no excuse whatsoever for not loving it.