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Comparing songs to the #1s (Part 3)

Post by lbeaird » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:11 pm

There's a new number one country song on the charts, and here's some general (and very specific) information about it. It's round 3 of comparing songs to the current #1 song from the Billboard Country Singles Chart. The current number one is “Beer in Mexico” performed by Kenny Chesney.Beer in Mexico Writer: Kenny Chesney (his first number one song as a writer)Publisher: ISLANDSOUL MUSIC LLC % CROSS KEYS PUBLISHING CO INC / ASCAPIntro: 21 secondsVerse: 27 secondsChorus: 24 secondsTurnaround: 7 secondsVerse: 27 secondsChorus: 24 secondsElectric guitar solo: 14 secondsBridge: 16 secondsChorus: 24 secondsOutro: (ala intro): 14 secondsFade (Electric guitar solos): 66 secondsTotal time: 4:26Rhymes: (Mostly perfect rhymes)Yonder/ponderHeart/startStill/hillMexico/MexicoDay/awayDown/townSoul/goWhy/lifeFree/meObservations:This song has an unusually long fade (over a minute long)!It’s a fun, carefree lyric.The record has lots of electric guitar: intro, turnaround, solo, outro, solos at the end.The record has horns (rare but not unheard of in a country record.The form is pretty standard for hit songs: VCVCBC.Any other observations out there?Have a great day!Larryhttp://www.beairdmusicgroup.com

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Post by horacejesse » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:00 pm

I don't know much about this song, Larry, so I'll go off topic on you.I am wondering if you know of a country song that has the line "If you're going to throw a little dirt, you're going to lose a little ground?"I saw a gentelman perform this on TV about ten years ago. I liked the song and the guy's guitar playing, but I never heard it even once more. That is the way with a lot of great country songs--you never hear them again but you do hear some song that is inferior to it about ten million times.

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Re: Comparing songs to the #1s (Part 3)

Post by lbeaird » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:14 pm

George Strait had a song called "Everytime You Throw Dirt On Her ( You Lose A Little Ground)". I bet that's the one you're talking about. It's on the Strait Country album that was released back in 1981. It was written by Michael Garvin and Tom Shapiro.You can buy it online at http://www.amazon.comHappy listening.Larryhttp://www.beairdmusicgroup.com

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Post by arkjack » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:41 am

It took a long time for this one to get to number one.... I learned how to play it last April.... might have been even longer ago than that.... its a song from Road and the Radio.... actually released December 2005... it was one of three that they produced a video for the release... the other two being "who you'd be Today" and "Living in Fast Forward"....the other song that went up the chart from this album was "You Save Me".... thats 4 tunes on the charts over more than a year out.... not bad... they must've taken their time picking the tunes.... The only other exception is that I'm not sure if Mexico rhymes with Mexico......ArkJack

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Post by lbeaird » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:05 am

Quote: The only other exception is that I'm not sure if Mexico rhymes with Mexico......I can't think of anything else that rhymes with Mexico (except maybe Texaco) Larryhttp://www.beairdmusicgroup.com

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Post by jeffe » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:26 am

Quote:Quote: The only other exception is that I'm not sure if Mexico rhymes with Mexico......I can't think of anything else that rhymes with Mexico (except maybe Texaco) Larryhttp://www.beairdmusicgroup.comQuote from Wikipedia."Calexico is an alt country band based in Tucson"Well. It rhymes.
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Re: Comparing songs to the #1s (Part 3)

Post by lbeaird » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:59 am

Very good!Larry

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Post by jeffe » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:18 am

I'm good at rhymes me. Though sometimes I do have to resort to research.Still. Apparently the words 'Orange' and 'Silver' do not have any perfect rhymes.
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Post by horacejesse » Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:31 pm

Larry,Hard to say if that is the song without being able to listen. The title is certainly similar. Maybe it was one of the writers that I saw perform it. Does either of those writers play pretty smoking country rock lead?

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Re: Comparing songs to the #1s (Part 3)

Post by lbeaird » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:52 pm

horacejesse,You can listen to it by clicking http://www.amazon.com and typing George Strait into the search space. Scroll down to and click on the Strait Country album. Scroll down the page and you will be able to listen to a sample.I think this will work.Larryhttp://www.beairdmusicgroup.com

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