‘Baby’s got her bluejeans on…’

Photo shot at a Floyd County High School football game on Sept. 15, 2017.

Call it a sign of the times:  A smartphone in the back pocket of a pair of tight jeans.

Or, in the other case, a pair of tight jeans with a tear in them.

Tight blue jeans have long been topics for country songs that become number one Billboard hits.  Conway Twitty sang about a wild night with a society women in “Tight Fittin’ Jeans.”  It spent 10 weeks on the charts as one of Twitty’s 50 number one recordings.

Bob McDill wrote another song about blue jeans, called “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On,” and sent it to Twitty, who passed in on to John Anderson, who turned it down and it eventually got to Mel McDaniel, who recorded it as his only No. 1 recording:

Down on the corner by the traffic light
Everybody’s lookin’ as she goes by
They turn their heads and they watch her till she’s gone
Lord have mercy, baby’s got her blue jeans on

Conway died in 1993, after collapsing on his tour bus after a performance in Branson, Mo. We lost Mel to lung cancer in 2011.  A lot of us enjoyed their music.

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