Saturday, April 06, 2013

Country Club #5: the best answer song ever?

Originally released in 1952, Hank Thompson's The Wild Side of Life became one of the most popular recordings in country music history, spending 15 weeks at No. 1 Billboard country charts, solidified Thompson's status as a country music superstar and inspired the answer song, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells. I think it may be the best answer song ever.It became the first Billboard #1 Country song by a solo female performer and made Wells a country music superstar.

The melody probably sounds familiar.It is a traditional folk song was used in the Carter Family's "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" (1929)and Roy Acuff's "Great Speckled Bird" (1936).

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