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Bottoms Up by Brantley Gilbert

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Drew and Dave discuss this bro country tune Bottoms Up by Brantley Gilbert. Spoiler alert, Drew curses alot and gets fire't up, so maybe don't play this episode around your kids, but tune in to see how Drew really feels about Brantley Gilbert and bro country in general, and find out how Dave will rule on this song.

Everyone, and welcome to songs gonewrong, where we, along with you, the fans, decide if these hitsongs got it right or did these songs go wrong? I am oneof your host drew Zachman, and joining me as always as Dave Schultz.Dave, how are you doing today, bud, I am fantastic. Thankyou for asking, even though I have to say this. Okay, andI'm speaking to the listeners out there. Yes, you, there are timeswhere you have to concede something in life, and right now I have to saythat this is going to be a grab your ankles type of episode.What we'll get into all of this, because there is plenty of unpressure,but I'd tell you, but I'd tell you what, Dave. I amready to slide into this episode like Y'all, what's up? Okay, I didthat. Yeah, Nice, I am. I am ready to rockthis quiet little country town. So, before we get into it, though, everybody, if you haven't done so already, make sure you hit subscribeto make sure you get all of our episodes when they come out, whichin fact, is twice a week, and if you could also leave usa five star review, that would be greatly appreciated, and you can alsofollow us on twitter, ats songs gone or drop us an email, sgwpodcast at gmailcom or visit our website, songs gone wrongcom to find out allof our latest updates and also find out ways where you can support our podcast. Now this episode is it's an episode. The we are talking about? Yes, we are. We're talking about bottoms up by Brantley Gilbert's the artistBrentley Gilbert, and I am using air quotes around that word artist. Thissong came on the album just as I am, which was released in theyear of our Lord Two Thousand and fourteen. Now. This song was written byBrentley Gilbert, Justin Weaver and Brett James. Now, Dave, whatare some of your memories of this song, bottoms up? Okay, so imagineme at the therapist, sitting on the couch and they asked me justthat. I'd have to respond with my only memories are your seething rage becauseI have never heard of this guy before. I think I've called them by thewrong name numerous times in our conversations and I wasn't even aware of hisexistence until you told me that he was a singer. Yeah, Singer.Sure we could call him that. Air quotes on that one too. HuhOh, yeah, we'll get there. Okay, yeah, I mean so. So my memories I never I never heard of this guy. My brotherin law a couple years ago, I'd probably would probably in this song,blew up back in two thousand and fourteen, maybe two thousand and fifteen. Heintroduced me to this song. He had heard it before and had iton. I was like what is this and he told me and I waslike horrible. Then we saw him, Brentley Gilbert Played The was the DickClark Rock and New Year's Eve. So he played because we like to watchthat. We know with our kids they like that and we're not crazy,don't really go out, so we we watched that and he was actually performingbottoms up. I forget like what city he was playing it in, buthe was involved. He played this song and also, and at that pointI was like I really brently Gilbert. And then this past fall or wintertime he played a halftime show, I think it's for like a Monday nightfootball game for the Green Bay packers,...

...and he did his song fired up, and yes, it's fire with an apostrophe te up. I don't knowwhy he. I don't know why you would. You wouldn't just say firedup like it's the apostrophe. I think is extra work and we'll truly makessense. Apparently he's also in love with the word up. Yeah, asin say the same thing. He likes it, and he also likes torhyme the word up with up. We'll get into that okay anyway. ButI mean just watching that performance on, you know, for the halftime showthat packers game was it was hilarious and sad and it did make me feela little bit better about myself, just like seeing the other members of hisband. They look like these like failed new metal musicians. And there's Brantleywith his stupid brass knuckle microphone. He's just tries to be weights offer thanwhat he is. He's he's Let. He's like a failed hard rock musician, but he's not good, like he's also like not pretty enough to belike a pop musician. So, Hey, guess why? We're going to stickywith like these bro country tools and that's where you're going to hang outand that's where he's been. And guess what? Apparently he's moderately successful becausethis song bottoms up peak that number twenty on the US billboard hot one hundredback on April. Twenty six two thousand and fourteen. Twenty Dave, HMM, twenty. Yep, that's a that's I mean, I don't understand that. But his numbers on spotify are also, you know, relatively decent. Bottomsup has been streamed over a hundred and forty million times. Wow,somehow I don't I don't, I don't know. But anyway. So whatwere some other songs in they're tried around that time. So number one onthe US over hot one hundred that that time was happy by Farrell Williams.I'm okay with that Song's not bad. It gets its point across right.You know, we know. You know, for all he's he has an identity. I'm okay with that. Another country artist, Luke Bryant, hada song at fourteen that we called play it again. I've never listened thatsong. I'm not the biggest Luke Brian Fan, but that song was numberfourteen. Miranda Lambert had a song at forty one and the rascal flats somehoware still making music and they had a song called rewind at forty four.So there's there's a decent little country presence on the charts at that time,right. But otherwise, and I looked at that chart, I was reallyunimpressed with everything else on there, which I guess he'll pave the way forthis trash to hit number twenty, apparently. So yeah, and I use theterm country loosely, by the way. It falls under the country category,but I mean it's broke country, which is basically like trash. Itsays, like new metal. It's like new metals, like long lost cousinthat you hate. It's hill billy hybrid music. It's terrible, that istrue. It is so bad. It's so bad. But and you know, there's like country and I don't. Before we get going, let mejust say this. I don't hate country music. I'm not a country heater, provided it's actual, legit country music. Eric Church, I'm okay with him. I like him. Chris Stapleton Quality, Zach Brown quality like theyare country. They are talented artists. I'm perfectly fine with them. Ienjoy listening to them. This is not country music, this is broke countryand it's garbage. It's absolute garbage. So you probably know which way I'mvoting. By the way, we at this point in time. But true, have you ever actually visited broke country? It's apparently it's down a dirt roadwith a with a beer, yeah, in your cart, with a beerin your console, with like some girl wearing daisy dukes in the backseat, and you have your and you have a pickup truck. It's great. It's fantastic because the bear is cheap and you get to kiss your owncousin. I would not be surprised if that's what happened in broke country.I mean, as long as you as long as you hit those key words, that's that's all that that's really what...

...matters, I guess. Oh boy. Okay, now let's let's before we get into the actual song and westart looking at the lyrics and, you know, the music in this song, one of the things that we like to look into is how does thissong compared to other songs on the album? Now, I had previous to doingthis episode. I've only heard this one song. Bottoms up, I'venever actually listened to the rest of the songs on the album. But becauseyou know what I'm dedicated and I am a professional. I listened to theentire album and I will, I will share my thoughts and I figured sinceI listen to this entire album, I will maybe save someone else the troubleof listening to this. Yes, seizure inducing noise. Don't like punish yourselffor nothing, you know what I mean. You did this, you sat down, participated in the research, which must have been just I can't evenimagine or even fathom, painstaking, terrible, terrible for you. But you knowwhat, you did it. This can help someone, it really can, and and it's amazing that you subjected yourself to that to in fact helpothers. So for that, my friend, you deserve a puffy sticker. Yes, yeah, I did listen to the entire album, like actively.I didn't just, you know, put this on and do other things inthe background. I actively sat down and listen. Then was taking notes foreach song. Well, let's hear what I did. So again, thisthis isn't for me at this point. This is for all of our wonderfullisteners out there and hopefully this will help someone out there. So the albumstarts out with the first song, which is called if you want a badboy this, I mean this song honestly might as well have been a kidrock song, and that's not a compliment, by the way. To me thissounds oddly similar to kid rocks cowboy, although a bit more bro Country andnot rap rock like that trash kid rock put out on that particular song. So that's that's the opening track, basically a it's a kid rock knockoffpretty much. The next song is seventeen. Again, turns out Brantley has afoot fetish. It sounds like I sings about pretty little bare feet,but hey, you know that's that's your own thing. But this is yourtypical nostalgic song, singing about teenage love, typical bro Country Song right there.That's kind of how I interpreted that one. Song three is bottoms up. So yeah, just fuck my face on that one. The next songwas that was us. I have no idea what the song is about becauseit sounds like Brantley was singing this with marbles in his mouth. I haveno idea what the fuck he said. It was terrible, but I listento it I'm still angry about it. Okay, the next song is calledI'm gone typical bro Country Breakup Song, but my favorite line is when Brantleymumbles yeah, all those times you didn't listen. I'm like, yeah,good for her. Seems like a smart girl to me, which is probablywhy you broke up, why you guys broke up on the first place.If she did listen, you would have broken up sooner. So seems likea smart girl. She eventually did listen. I was like wait, let meget out of here. The next song is called my baby's guns androses. This song is a letdown. I'm a big GNR fan, butI thought maybe he might crank up the rock on this one, since itmentions gnr in the song title. But nope, let down. Well,someone in the relationship needs to have an actual identity. And if it comesdown there Brentley Gilbert and guns and roses, do you even need the question whichdirection you should go? Oh and also again with a will get intothe lyrics from bottoms up. But there's a trend here with a shitty rhymingschemes. He ends the court. This is the chorus, by the way. Course is a pretty important part of the song. Absolute repeated numerous times, he ends the chorus with. She's my little rock star, man,she knows it. My baby's guns and roses, idolatry, come on,man. And he mentioned sweet child of...

Mine, Paradise City, November,rain, knocking on heaven's door, dance of the devil. It was likeit did fucking mad libs, and for all the proper nouns, he justused guns and roses song titles. I'm GE and are at this point Ishould see the shit out of him. Terrible, terrible. Okay, nextone, lights of my hometown. What the actual fuck is this? Sothe chorus, such a great chorus. He goes, you know, thelights of my hometown. They come alive when the sun goes down. Really, Brantley, where the lights going to be on during the fucking day?Like when else do you want the lights to come on? Like why isthat? Why is that your chorus here? You also sings about popping a topand pouring a little out at the grave of one of his friends justto let him know we're still thinking about them. Like does anybody do that? Like, can't you just can't you just think about him? I'm assumingif your friend is now and the afterlife, he probably is you know, justdancing all around like a spirit. He probably knows what you're thinking atthis point, so you can just think or say a prayer for him.You don't have to go to his grave site, pop the top and pouringit out on the graveside. I'm like, just say prairie you just or justthink about him. That's all you got to do. Is a wasteof perfectly good booze. That too, and and this I mean this songis about Brentley Gilbert as a gets stupid course line. And then towards theend of this six minute song, mind you, six minutes. This songis six minutes long, and yes, I'm repeating that because it's six minuteslong, he says, let me see them lighters, obviously, and encouragingthe fans at his shows, both of them, to get their lighters upagain. Trying to be cool, that's his m yet he just comes acrossas thirsty as shit. Anyway, next song. One Hell of an Amen. Boy, I was hoping, after lights of my hometown that that wasthe end of the album, but there's actually four more songs and this songisn't that bad. Again, my bars been dropped considerably at this point,but I'm down with the lyrical content here. Musically speaking, I'm not the biggestfan, but it's okay. I give this like a four or fiveout of ten, and this is like the best song so far, whichis like being the best player in the New York jets. So not muchto say. They're next song is small town throwdown. Yeah, that's thename of the song. This song was performed by Gilbert along with Justin Mooreand Thomas Rhett, not that that makes this send you better. The endthrow to this song basically ripped off walk this way just a little slower andtune down a smidge and, after listening to them, rip off Arrowsmith therest of the lyrics. It's your typical film the blank broke country song.Some items mentioned are as follows. Kegs, a beer, bunch of girls,letting those tailgates down, Daisy Duke's party back in the woods, andI think the only thing I was missing off my bro Country Bingo card wasa dirt fucking road. And this line right here just let's know how badit is. He said it's time to tall boy up and let them tailgates down. So yeah, the only thing worse than the music in thissong or the lyrics. I don't feel and I don't feel bad for JustinMoore. Thomas Right. They should have known that they were getting themselves into. So you're fucking you're guilty as well. Add as many other musicians as youwant to. This one is. This might be as bad as bottomsup. Actually terrible, fucking terrible. Anyway. Next Song, let itride, a typical slow country song. I guess you get at least twoon each album. I was not impressed. And the very last song was myfaith in you. I think this is actually the best song on thealbum, which again, it doesn't mean much, but I'm paying Gilbert acompliment here. He doesn't go all growley voice on this one, like he'strying to be like a tough guy rock singer, even though he's not.He seems to be a bit honest here when he sings about his faith.I feel like he should do this more. You know, find an identity andand go with it, and if...

...faith is your identity, then man, more power to you. Just just just be you. You know,don't try to be broke country. You know, want to be a newmetal musician, or pop star, whatever the ver the fuck he is,I don't know. But this song it's not bad. I'm okay with thatsong. If the whole album was that, I mean it wouldn't be that greatnecessarily, but still. Again, by this point, this is thelast song on the album and I've just gone through like fifty minutes of justass. So the fact that you know by time you got to this,like you could have played me the mocker rain and I would be like allright, not bad. So well, I gotta say something, man,Hey, real quick, if I had a nickel for every time that yousaid broke country, I'd have a fucking boatload and nickels. Baby. That'swhat he is. That's what he is. It's it's terrible, but that's that'show it's defined. It's it's that broke country sound. You say thosefew keywords, it's like they're like trying to get their seo up or somethinglike that. You get those keys. that is genre bro country. Yeah, is that like an official label? It's officially unofficial, because they were. My interesting was it was a writer kind of slap that label on artists. Aim are quotes like Brentley Gilbert and Luke Brian and Jason Aldeane and BlakeShelton. None of them like the term broke country because it's kind of derogatoryin a way because basically just saying, you know, you guys are veryformulaic and basic, and Florida, George a line to there another one.So it's it's unofficially, if they really these guys near, you ask themtheir country, but it's it's broke country. Yeah, but I mean really,if you talk to let's say, like the deaf tones right and youlike, Oh, yeah, you guys are what was it? Termless?It wasn't Emo, but there was EMOs, something metal. I can't remember itoff the top of my head. I've only heard a deaf tone.I mean to be the deaf tones are. They're actually very ECLECTIC, but Iwould just call them metal, okay, they mean they could. They getlumped in with new metal because they came out I think corn actually helpedget them their starts. So they get lumped in with corn as like newmetal. But and deaf tones are way, way more than that. They're okay, let's just take new metal. Then if you went to a bandage, Oh, you guys are new metal, they're probably going to sit. Youknow, we're rock music, man, fucking layoff. It's like the samething if you went to Kirk Kobabin and said, Hey, man,nirvana is a grunge band, he'd be like what the fuck you call itgrunge for? That's just the way to, you know, slap a label onsomething to sell it. That really has no basis on the way thatwe write, perform or anything that we do. Now. We broke country. I could be wrong, but maybe these guys are part of an Illuminati, if you will. They sit around the the big Oak table with candlesof burning trying to figure out what kind of lousy sound they can a leashupon the world. I have no idea. Popping tops. Yeah, popping thetops baby, but I'm just trying to point out that, you mentionedit's not official, unofficial, all this other stuff, but I mean,if the shoe fits, there you go. Or if the boot fits, theboot fits. Sorry, if the beer can fits in your console onthe dirt road, Detson, if the Mallbros fake in your front pocket,smoke them, all right. So there's that's the album, everybody. Soyou're welcome. I sat through it. Please don't just okay, don't now. Getting back to bottoms up now this I mean we when we break downthe lyrics here, right, they're not. They're not awesome. He he likesto rhyme up with up. Yeah, like you mentioned that. Yeah,don't do that. I don't know. I'm not like. None of thenone of these, none of these lyrics are it's like, have youever gone into a party and you said,...

...y'all, what's up? Or never, you ever? Have you ever want to? You know, PrettyLittle Mama looking at you like that make you want to slide on in likegirl, what's up? Like has a girl ever looked at you at aparty? And then have you gone over to being like girl, what's upnow? Nobody, fucking no, I don't think so. And then andhe keeps rhyming up with up the whole time. Yeah, throw your handsup, all right. So, I mean he's driving down. So firstoff the song starts off. He's apparently he's driving ninety five miles an hourdown a highway. That's not impressive. Ninety five, and I've I've donethat before. It's not anything to really brag about, to be honest,well, and then and then he goes, he pulls into the party like y'all. What's up tonight is bottoms up. So right away, right, goingright into the leading into the chorus, he's rhyming up with up. That'show he starts it off. And then he ends the chorus with rhymingup with up. So he goes make you want us. These lyrics arehorrible. So then he goes, pretty little Mama, looking at you likethat, make you want to slide on in like girl, what's up tonightis bottoms up, and then he says get them up. So he rhymesup with up and then with up again, and then earlier in the course hegoes find a keg and fill your cup. Yeah, and then hesays up afterwards. So it's like like where do they did he just likeGoogle? I don't even think he did that out with it, like youcan just like Google, like hey, the songs called bottoms up. Sowhat are some words that rhyme with up? But at least if you did thatyou would have found other words that rhyme with up, and it's notthat difficult of a word to rhyme with. It's fucking up hey, there's alot of things you can rhyme with. Hit me with some right now.Come on, I want to hear you rhyme some words with up.Show me what you can do. I mean here to here, to usethe Word Cup. He also used, you know, up, which doesn'tcount. He could do yeah, like hey, you have that's a cutelittle pup right, Nice Shit Zoo. Yeah, that there you go.or he could, he could go a little bit more creative with I don'tknow, like interrupt like interrupts, you know, it's it's I feel likethat's close enough. Or how here's a good one. HOW ABOUT SYRUP?Y'All want some Maple Syrup, the Nice bottoms up? I feel like that. Well, he I think that's a good one. Is He Canadian?He had not even close. Oh, I you know what else is agood one. I was, I was a big baseball player back in theday. STIRRUPS, I'll, I used to wear, you know, stirrups. So he could have rhymed stirrups or stir up with up. Yeah,you know right. There's options there. There are, there really are.You just gave him a handful. I don't know why he didn't think ofthese way back in two thousand and twelve or thirteen, whenever the hell hewrote the song. You know what, honestly, I would not be surprisedone lick if he just made these up while he was in the booth hemight have been. And then here's here's another lyric I'm going to share.He goes, never thought a country song going to make you move like that. And she's doing it in daisy dukes. So there we go, daisy dukes. Girl, she's got you taped on a boy's shoulder. Hey Dog, check this out. And that's how girl do it in the dirty self. Yeah, that's a you did not sound cool at all, like whenyou're like hey dog. You sounded like the nerdiest motherfucker on the face ofthe earth. Well, it doesn't sound any better in the song. Well, I think you need a microphone with brass knuckles on it, which youreference earlier. Yeah, but you know, realistically, is not a practical thing. It's not like you know fans going to hop on stage and youget to knock his fucking teeth out with that. I mean really, Idon't really understand it. Maybe that's why he has it. Maybe, maybe, maybe, there's a lot of angry fans that storm the stage and he'slike, man, why is everybody hate my song? Let me get amicrophone breast knuckle so if they storm the stage again, I can, youknow, at least protect myself. Maybe...

...that's maybe, that's why he hasit that I didn't listen to the rest of the album. I only listento this song, thankfully. Now what I did do was because that's alittle curious. I'm always interested in how a studio recording compares to a liveversion of the song. Either way you slice it or dice it, thesong is not very good. But I did find it interesting he always letin with the same thing to the crowd. He would ask if any drinkers arein the crowd that night or if anybody was ready to drink. SoI mean, you know, after listening to him, I will definitely getback on the wagon. Yeah, yeah, lyrically, yeah, the lyrics aretrash. I think we've covered that, but here's another one. So towardsthe end of the song he goes, let's give a toasted, a goodtimes and y'all get your drinks up high. Everybody feeling all right,damn right. So he rhymes all right with right. So again it's likethe most basic rhyme. Yeah, like, I don't understand. I said fight, could have said night, could have said myriad. It different things. So maybe he was drunk on the on the Syrup himself at the timeof right. Maybe. Yeah, recording this, this track, I'm notentirely sure he was. He was bottoms up on Maple Syrup. Yeah,now that would be a that would be a song I will gladly listen tothat bottoms up on Maple Syrup. Let's make that happen. I think that'sgoing to be a project for us to me and you. We're going toput it on wax and become big time stars. Let's do it. Sothe song, right, I mean, I don't the song is your tips. I know we've said broke country a thousand times, but that's what thissong is really about. It's the same thing as any of the other youknow, tresh music has alcohol, girls, truck's, rural settings and this douchecanoepretty much had all the main talking points of broke country. So that'swhat this song is about. As far as the music, I mean thatHorrible Guitar Intro, like it uses something like a chorus or a Fla Mancheto kind of give it that sound to it, and it's just it's justbad, like the music. Here's the thing. It's kind of it's likea song. It's almost like a party song in a way, right,you know, bottoms up when someone says yeah, bottoms up, you knowyou want to get up and you know, go a little crazy, you know, get amped up a little bit. But the music, it's like themusic slow and it's holding it's like holding the content back, which thecontent was already holding the content back. Yeah, it's and now the musicis holding it back. So it's just yeah, man, it's funny youbring that up, because that opening riff, when I heard it, I couldhave swore I played that twenty years ago when I first got a newpedal. You mentioned like the Flange or the chorus and yeah, yeah,I think any aspiring musician in their teenage years play that same thing. It'sjust like a universal sound. So when I first heard on the song Iwas kind of surprised. I thought it was going to be a raw demofrom one thousand nine hundred and ninety four is something recorded by me, tobe honest with you, because it wasn't. It was a lot of craftsmanship involved. And then, of course, like any of these hybrid country rocksongs, they have to I don't know if it's ban Joe, but Iknow they throw slide guitar in there, but they try to pick up thepace a little bit, get the tempo going, I suppose, and it'sjust not for me. It doesn't fit. That's the problem. I don't thinkit. They do for like that little likes kind of like a slideguitar whatever in there. It just doesn't. It doesn't fit. Can't put thatshit in there. Sorry. So the lyrics are not great. Themusic is not great anyway. Yeah, so that leads us into you areour final verdicts here. So did this song, bottoms up by Brantley Gilbert, get it right? Is this like a legit hit, or did thissong go wrong? Dave, what's say?...

You well, drew, there areundeniable truth in life that should never be ignored. You may have heardthese before, and that's okay. After all, it's prudent to accept sageadvice from superior minds, but they go as follows. Never keep changing yourwallet, don't Eat Sushi from a gas station and avoid Brantley Gilbert at allcosts, because, you see, the world is full of cool guy truckguys and this is one hell of an uninspired song. You know, it'sone thing to let others pave the way or to use a successful song asa road map, but you need to put your own spin on it andto be brutally honest. And the battle of the Gilbert's, I would preferto have Gilbert Godfrey saying Bohemian Rhapsody, can you do the Fandango? Thatwas a ter terrible Gilbert Godfrey impersonation, but it's still it's still better thanthis song. Oh Yeah, for sure, it's still better than this song.So, you know what, they got it wrong. I just Ireally don't understand the audience for this. I know they exist, okay,I've seen Joe dirt. I know they are out there, but to kindof get into the inner workings of their psyche and their taste is just somethingI'm incapable of doing. I you know what, I want Gilbert Godfrey tosing that Maple Syrup Song. I think that. Yeah, I think that'syou. We can put the guitar down, you can write that. You cando that with again from one thousand nine hundred and ninety four, andthen we'll get the lyrics going. For Gilbert about Maple Syrup. I thinkthat's I think right, small syrup. You at me that thing about MapleSyrup. Yeah, imagine that. There's another guy. His whole career isyelling, but he has an identity, he has an identities. He trulydoes, and you know this. This is something else. So here's whereI landed on this. Now I actually had the detox by listening to someJim Croachy and sound garden afterwards, after listening to this entire album. Bythe way, don't do it. In case you somehow skipped over that part, don't listen to the album. But yeah, Croachy Song Guard, youknow, the two acts who know what they're doing in are a bunch of, you know, posers and lately, personally, I've been with a bitof anxiety and and one way I try to combat said anxiety is music therapy. And I you know now I might not help me a hundred percent ofthe time, but it's pretty darn close and I've been using music to getme by for the better part of three decades now. Now, with thatbeing said, and not only listen to bottoms up from Brentley Gilbert, butI subjected myself to listening to the entire just as I am album and Iactively listen to it. And it's funny, it's almost ironic that is called justas I am, because he I don't know who he is after listeningto it. I didn't just have it on the background. I listened tothis dumpster fire of noise in my headphones and try to pick everything up,which goes to show my level of dedication, by the way, to the showmy love of professionalism here. So again, I will take those puffystickers. Thank you. The fact that this mediocre Bro Country Horse Shit hiton the US billboard hot one hundred blows my mind. If I was thisbad at my job, I'd be put on a performance improvement plan, ifnot outright terminated. Listen, life is stressful, right, I get it. Especially now. We're recording this episode during what month four of this pandemic, and as of now we don't really see the light at the end ofthe tunnel just yet. We're getting there, but it's still a ways away andsometimes you need basic stuff to get you through or to get your mindoff things. And there are times and I don't need to watch inception orblack swan or memento. Sometimes I want to watch as from Chur or BillyMadison. And when it comes to music, there are times they don't need tolisten to cats in their cradle or comfortably number eulogy from tool. SometimesI need a song like party rock anthem...

...from lmfaoh. But here's the problem. Brentley Gilbert took party rock anthem lyrics and put it with the fucking musicfrom unchained melody like it just doesn't mix. And he is serious about this song. Lmfaoh. Knew there they do what their stick was. It wasgood fun, and that's the problem of broke country Douche. noisless like BrandleyGilbert, Jason Aldean or Florida Georgia line. They sing about the same shit overand over again. Alcohol, dirt roads, partying pickup trucks, objectifyingwomen. It's a fucking joke that they and their fans actually take seriously.The biggest problem I see with these broke country tools like Gilbert is. Theyhave no identity. When you listen to Gilbert it don't he sounds like he'strying to be cool. He has that gravely voice that he's trying to becool. You're not, dude, not even close. He isn't making musicbecause he wants to. He's doing it to try and and be cool andfit in. Well, guess what, I see right through your formula bullshit. Blake Shelton, who also fits in that his broke country genre, saidit best when he responded to criticism from old farts, apparently who didn't liketheir songs, by saying, well, that's because you don't buy records anymore, Jacks. The kids do and they don't want to buy the music youwere buying. And that quote says it all right there. They're just makingmusic to sell records, not to get their message across or to be anactual fucking artist. Can you imagine if someone like Bob Dylan or Kurt Cobainsaid that? No Way. And in case you don't know where I standon this one, this is a song that went completely wrong. The factthat hit twenty on the US billboard hot one hundred shows how far off theright path we've gone. If I ever play this song out loud, Iwent hundred percent and do it in an ironic way, and then usually shittalk it while it's being played, just like I am right now. Andthe best way to sum up all of this is by quoting Billy Madison,when the judge gives his vote on Billy's response and says, and I quote, that no point in your rambling, incoherent response or even close to anythingthat could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumberfor having listened to it. I word, you know points and may God havemercy on your soul. He might as well have been talking about bottomsup by Brantley fucking Gilbert. I'm done. How about this? I'm done,drew, drew. How about this? Let's drink a little syrup and gofor a rat the mamma. She's your Brad. Go into Canada's whatwe do, and you know I like shampoo. He there we go.I like it. That's good. There you go. I just took Ijust took the opening verse, put my own spin on it, and Imean that was completely off the cuff. In a nanosecond it took the synapsesin my brain to fire and I think I was even better than the originalsong. So there you go. Where's my my freaking accolades? Why amI not on the billboard? Hot One hundred. I put you at Nineteen. Is One sou one spot higher than him. Feels like a made it. So all right. So, I mean at this point, right,we both have completely said this song is gone wrong. But let's let's seewhat the fans thought about it as well. And we had read a really greatcomments from our good friend and listener, Melinda Barnett, who goes by atMalinda Barnett. And again she brought the heat this time, and Ido appreciate her feedback on these songs. And she went to say we livein a society that pays for its own popularity. They market garbage to usby telling US everyone else loves this, you will too. Songs that suckshows that no one has watched politics. It's all bought and paid for andfed to us like Hog slop. Melinda, bring in the heat. I loveit. What she says is true. No arguments here, but yeah,so a fan Vo Eighty three percent voted that this was not a hit. So they think that this song did...

...in fact go wrong. And Yeah, I'm surprised it's not a higher percentage, to be honest with you. Butwell, yeah, bottoms up, Brandley Gilbert Song gone wrong. I'mglad our listenership is not easily fooled. We have smart listeners as yeah,I mean it's kind of like what Melinda was saying when they try to trickyou with the old boy. Painting this fence is a whole lot of fun. Wouldn't you like to do it too? You know. And Yeah, Idon't get it. I don't fucking get out. I don't get alot of things. But you know, I did like the fact that youcompared it to watching a movie, because you were right. A popcorn movie, for example, you just go you enjoy it, you don't need awhole lot of substance, right, but you do need a hook, youneed something to keep you there, whether it's the laughs or the drama orwhatever. And this is the equivalent, for any of you that are familiarto sitting through Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill, meaning you will never get those momentsof your life back. They are gone, complete history, and it'sa terrible thing to waste your time. It sure is, and I did, but you did it for us, I did. I used to reallyapproach. I appreciate you. Yeah, totally, man. You did itfor the right reason. I to say I took one for the team isunderstatement here. That was boy that I don't know if it's commendable. Ithink you've got rage issues and, to be honest with you, you hatethis guy's guts and I'm very angry at you for making me go through this, because I was living my life perfectly fine, happy, just, youknow, doing my own thing, and then you stumble up on me andsay you have got to listen to this song so we can talk about iton the show, and I really wish you didn't. Well, just waituntil we do a Jason All Dean Song. I don't know if my kind ofthing to the same. I don't know if I can survive it.I really don't. I don't think it's going to happen qually as rough.All Right, I think that that wraps it up. By any any finalthoughts on this shit show? That is bottoms up. Uh, I don'tknow, man. I'm more worried about you than anything else? Are youokay with this? Kind of like therapeutic? Yeah, I'm to go through this, or kind of. I feel like I can now close that chapter. I'm actually going to go listen to some poor tous head right now.So I'll be good. Give you forty five minutes and I'll be good.All right, cool, pool, glad to hear it. Cool. Allright, guys. Well, thanks again for listening to us and you know, you can find us on twitter. We are at songs gone you candrop us a note via electronic mail. SGW podcast at gmailcom. And againour website, songs gone wrongcom. Well, we'll put up all of our songsand kind of where they were they placed. You know, did weknow? Do People think they actually were a hit or do we think theywent wrong? And also you can find additional information there about the song,some of our notes, and you can also find ways to help donate toour show and keep us going. So that's it and thanks again everybody forlistening to songs gone wrong.

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