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Bottoms Up by Brantley Gilbert

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

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 gone wrong, where we, along with you, the fans, decide if these hit songs got it right or did these songs go wrong? I am one of your host drew Zachman, and joining me as always as Dave Schultz. Dave, how are you doing today, bud, I am fantastic. Thank you for asking, even though I have to say this. Okay, and I'm speaking to the listeners out there. Yes, you, there are times where you have to concede something in life, and right now I have to say that 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 am ready to slide into this episode like Y'all, what's up? Okay, I did that. Yeah, Nice, I am. I am ready to rock this quiet little country town. So, before we get into it, though, everybody, if you haven't done so already, make sure you hit subscribe to make sure you get all of our episodes when they come out, which in fact, is twice a week, and if you could also leave us a five star review, that would be greatly appreciated, and you can also follow us on twitter, ats songs gone or drop us an email, sgw podcast at gmailcom or visit our website, songs gone wrongcom to find out all of 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 artist Brentley Gilbert, and I am using air quotes around that word artist. This song came on the album just as I am, which was released in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and fourteen. Now. This song was written by Brentley Gilbert, Justin Weaver and Brett James. Now, Dave, what are some of your memories of this song, bottoms up? Okay, so imagine me at the therapist, sitting on the couch and they asked me just that. I'd have to respond with my only memories are your seething rage because I have never heard of this guy before. I think I've called them by the wrong name numerous times in our conversations and I wasn't even aware of his existence until you told me that he was a singer. Yeah, Singer. Sure we could call him that. Air quotes on that one too. Huh Oh, yeah, we'll get there. Okay, yeah, I mean so. So my memories I never I never heard of this guy. My brother in 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. He introduced me to this song. He had heard it before and had it on. I was like what is this and he told me and I was like horrible. Then we saw him, Brentley Gilbert Played The was the Dick Clark Rock and New Year's Eve. So he played because we like to watch that. 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 performing bottoms up. I forget like what city he was playing it in, but he was involved. He played this song and also, and at that point I was like I really brently Gilbert. And then this past fall or winter time he played a halftime show, I think it's for like a Monday night football 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 know why he. I don't know why you would. You wouldn't just say fired up like it's the apostrophe. I think is extra work and we'll truly makes sense. Apparently he's also in love with the word up. Yeah, as in say the same thing. He likes it, and he also likes to rhyme the word up with up. We'll get into that okay anyway. But I mean just watching that performance on, you know, for the halftime show that packers game was it was hilarious and sad and it did make me feel a little bit better about myself, just like seeing the other members of his band. They look like these like failed new metal musicians. And there's Brantley with his stupid brass knuckle microphone. He's just tries to be weights offer than what 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 be like a pop musician. So, Hey, guess why? We're going to sticky with like these bro country tools and that's where you're going to hang out and that's where he's been. And guess what? Apparently he's moderately successful because this song bottoms up peak that number twenty on the US billboard hot one hundred back 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. Bottoms up 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 what were some other songs in they're tried around that time. So number one on the 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, had a song at fourteen that we called play it again. I've never listened that song. I'm not the biggest Luke Brian Fan, but that song was number fourteen. Miranda Lambert had a song at forty one and the rascal flats somehow are 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 really unimpressed with everything else on there, which I guess he'll pave the way for this trash to hit number twenty, apparently. So yeah, and I use the term country loosely, by the way. It falls under the country category, but I mean it's broke country, which is basically like trash. It says, like new metal. It's like new metals, like long lost cousin that you hate. It's hill billy hybrid music. It's terrible, that is true. 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 me just 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 they are country. They are talented artists. I'm perfectly fine with them. I enjoy listening to them. This is not country music, this is broke country and it's garbage. It's absolute garbage. So you probably know which way I'm voting. 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 road with a with a beer, yeah, in your cart, with a beer in your console, with like some girl wearing daisy dukes in the back seat, 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 own cousin. 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 we start 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 this song compared to other songs on the album? Now, I had previous to doing this episode. I've only heard this one song. Bottoms up, I've never actually listened to the rest of the songs on the album. But because you know what I'm dedicated and I am a professional. I listened to the entire album and I will, I will share my thoughts and I figured since I listen to this entire album, I will maybe save someone else the trouble of listening to this. Yes, seizure inducing noise. Don't like punish yourself for nothing, you know what I mean. You did this, you sat down, participated in the research, which must have been just I can't even imagine or even fathom, painstaking, terrible, terrible for you. But you know what, you did it. This can help someone, it really can, and and it's amazing that you subjected yourself to that to in fact help others. 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 in the background. I actively sat down and listen. Then was taking notes for each song. Well, let's hear what I did. So again, this this isn't for me at this point. This is for all of our wonderful listeners out there and hopefully this will help someone out there. So the album starts out with the first song, which is called if you want a bad boy this, I mean this song honestly might as well have been a kid rock song, and that's not a compliment, by the way. To me this sounds oddly similar to kid rocks cowboy, although a bit more bro Country and not 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 knockoff pretty much. The next song is seventeen. Again, turns out Brantley has a foot 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 your typical 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 song was that was us. I have no idea what the song is about because it sounds like Brantley was singing this with marbles in his mouth. I have no idea what the fuck he said. It was terrible, but I listen to it I'm still angry about it. Okay, the next song is called I'm gone typical bro Country Breakup Song, but my favorite line is when Brantley mumbles yeah, all those times you didn't listen. I'm like, yeah, good for her. Seems like a smart girl to me, which is probably why you broke up, why you guys broke up on the first place. If she did listen, you would have broken up sooner. So seems like a smart girl. She eventually did listen. I was like wait, let me get out of here. The next song is called my baby's guns and roses. This song is a letdown. I'm a big GNR fan, but I thought maybe he might crank up the rock on this one, since it mentions gnr in the song title. But nope, let down. Well, someone in the relationship needs to have an actual identity. And if it comes down there Brentley Gilbert and guns and roses, do you even need the question which direction you should go? Oh and also again with a will get into the lyrics from bottoms up. But there's a trend here with a shitty rhyming schemes. 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 like it did fucking mad libs, and for all the proper nouns, he just used guns and roses song titles. I'm GE and are at this point I should see the shit out of him. Terrible, terrible. Okay, next one, lights of my hometown. What the actual fuck is this? So the chorus, such a great chorus. He goes, you know, the lights 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 is that? Why is that your chorus here? You also sings about popping a top and pouring a little out at the grave of one of his friends just to 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 assuming if your friend is now and the afterlife, he probably is you know, just dancing all around like a spirit. He probably knows what you're thinking at this 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 pouring it out on the graveside. I'm like, just say prairie you just or just think about him. That's all you got to do. Is a waste of perfectly good booze. That too, and and this I mean this song is about Brentley Gilbert as a gets stupid course line. And then towards the end of this six minute song, mind you, six minutes. This song is six minutes long, and yes, I'm repeating that because it's six minutes long, he says, let me see them lighters, obviously, and encouraging the fans at his shows, both of them, to get their lighters up again. Trying to be cool, that's his m yet he just comes across as thirsty as shit. Anyway, next song. One Hell of an Amen. Boy, I was hoping, after lights of my hometown that that was the end of the album, but there's actually four more songs and this song isn'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 biggest fan, but it's okay. I give this like a four or five out of ten, and this is like the best song so far, which is like being the best player in the New York jets. So not much to say. They're next song is small town throwdown. Yeah, that's the name of the song. This song was performed by Gilbert along with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, not that that makes this send you better. The end throw to this song basically ripped off walk this way just a little slower and tune down a smidge and, after listening to them, rip off Arrowsmith the rest 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, and I think the only thing I was missing off my bro Country Bingo card was a dirt fucking road. And this line right here just let's know how bad it is. He said it's time to tall boy up and let them tail gates down. So yeah, the only thing worse than the music in this song or the lyrics. I don't feel and I don't feel bad for Justin Moore. 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 you want to. This one is. This might be as bad as bottoms up. Actually terrible, fucking terrible. Anyway. Next Song, let it ride, a typical slow country song. I guess you get at least two on each album. I was not impressed. And the very last song was my faith in you. I think this is actually the best song on the album, which again, it doesn't mean much, but I'm paying Gilbert a compliment here. He doesn't go all growley voice on this one, like he's trying 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 and and 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 new metal 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 that song. If the whole album was that, I mean it wouldn't be that great necessarily, but still. Again, by this point, this is the last song on the album and I've just gone through like fifty minutes of just ass. 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 all right, not bad. So well, I gotta say something, man, Hey, real quick, if I had a nickel for every time that you said broke country, I'd have a fucking boatload and nickels. Baby. That's what he is. That's what he is. It's it's terrible, but that's that's how it's defined. It's it's that broke country sound. You say those few keywords, it's like they're like trying to get their seo up or something like 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 Blake Shelton. None of them like the term broke country because it's kind of derogatory in a way because basically just saying, you know, you guys are very formulaic 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 them their 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 you like, Oh, yeah, you guys are what was it? Termless? It wasn't Emo, but there was EMOs, something metal. I can't remember it off 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 I would just call them metal, okay, they mean they could. They get lumped in with new metal because they came out I think corn actually helped get them their starts. So they get lumped in with corn as like new metal. 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. You know, we're rock music, man, fucking layoff. It's like the same thing if you went to Kirk Kobabin and said, Hey, man, nirvana is a grunge band, he'd be like what the fuck you call it grunge for? That's just the way to, you know, slap a label on something to sell it. That really has no basis on the way that we 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 candles of burning trying to figure out what kind of lousy sound they can a leash upon the world. I have no idea. Popping tops. Yeah, popping the tops baby, but I'm just trying to point out that, you mentioned it's not official, unofficial, all this other stuff, but I mean, if the shoe fits, there you go. Or if the boot fits, the boot fits. Sorry, if the beer can fits in your console on the dirt road, Detson, if the Mallbros fake in your front pocket, smoke them, all right. So there's that's the album, everybody. So you'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 down the lyrics here, right, they're not. They're not awesome. He he likes to rhyme up with up. Yeah, like you mentioned that. Yeah, don't do that. I don't know. I'm not like. None of the none of these, none of these lyrics are it's like, have you ever gone into a party and you said,...

...y'all, what's up? Or never, you ever? Have you ever want to? You know, Pretty Little Mama looking at you like that make you want to slide on in like girl, what's up? Like has a girl ever looked at you at a party? And then have you gone over to being like girl, what's up now? Nobody, fucking no, I don't think so. And then and he keeps rhyming up with up the whole time. Yeah, throw your hands up, all right. So, I mean he's driving down. So first off the song starts off. He's apparently he's driving ninety five miles an hour down a highway. That's not impressive. Ninety five, and I've I've done that 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, going right into the leading into the chorus, he's rhyming up with up. That's how he starts it off. And then he ends the chorus with rhyming up with up. So he goes make you want us. These lyrics are horrible. So then he goes, pretty little Mama, looking at you like that, make you want to slide on in like girl, what's up tonight is bottoms up, and then he says get them up. So he rhymes up with up and then with up again, and then earlier in the course he goes find a keg and fill your cup. Yeah, and then he says up afterwards. So it's like like where do they did he just like Google? I don't even think he did that out with it, like you can just like Google, like hey, the songs called bottoms up. So what are some words that rhyme with up? But at least if you did that you would have found other words that rhyme with up, and it's not that difficult of a word to rhyme with. It's fucking up hey, there's a lot 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 use the Word Cup. He also used, you know, up, which doesn't count. He could do yeah, like hey, you have that's a cute little pup right, Nice Shit Zoo. Yeah, that there you go. or he could, he could go a little bit more creative with I don't know, like interrupt like interrupts, you know, it's it's I feel like that'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 a good one. I was, I was a big baseball player back in the day. 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 of these way back in two thousand and twelve or thirteen, whenever the hell he wrote the song. You know what, honestly, I would not be surprised one lick if he just made these up while he was in the booth he might 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 when you're like hey dog. You sounded like the nerdiest motherfucker on the face of the earth. Well, it doesn't sound any better in the song. Well, I think you need a microphone with brass knuckles on it, which you reference earlier. Yeah, but you know, realistically, is not a practical thing. It's not like you know fans going to hop on stage and you get to knock his fucking teeth out with that. I mean really, I don'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's like, man, why is everybody hate my song? Let me get a microphone breast knuckle so if they storm the stage again, I can, you know, at least protect myself. Maybe...

...that's maybe, that's why he has it that I didn't listen to the rest of the album. I only listen to this song, thankfully. Now what I did do was because that's a little curious. I'm always interested in how a studio recording compares to a live version of the song. Either way you slice it or dice it, the song is not very good. But I did find it interesting he always let in with the same thing to the crowd. He would ask if any drinkers are in the crowd that night or if anybody was ready to drink. So I mean, you know, after listening to him, I will definitely get back on the wagon. Yeah, yeah, lyrically, yeah, the lyrics are trash. I think we've covered that, but here's another one. So towards the end of the song he goes, let's give a toasted, a good times 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 like the 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 time of right. Maybe. Yeah, recording this, this track, I'm not entirely 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 to that bottoms up on Maple Syrup. Let's make that happen. I think that's going to be a project for us to me and you. We're going to put it on wax and become big time stars. Let's do it. So the 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 this song is really about. It's the same thing as any of the other you know, tresh music has alcohol, girls, truck's, rural settings and this douchecanoe pretty much had all the main talking points of broke country. So that's what this song is about. As far as the music, I mean that Horrible Guitar Intro, like it uses something like a chorus or a Fla Manche to kind of give it that sound to it, and it's just it's just bad, like the music. Here's the thing. It's kind of it's like a song. It's almost like a party song in a way, right, you know, bottoms up when someone says yeah, bottoms up, you know you 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 the music slow and it's holding it's like holding the content back, which the content was already holding the content back. Yeah, it's and now the music is holding it back. So it's just yeah, man, it's funny you bring that up, because that opening riff, when I heard it, I could have swore I played that twenty years ago when I first got a new pedal. 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's just like a universal sound. So when I first heard on the song I was kind of surprised. I thought it was going to be a raw demo from one thousand nine hundred and ninety four is something recorded by me, to be honest with you, because it wasn't. It was a lot of craftsmanship involved. And then, of course, like any of these hybrid country rock songs, they have to I don't know if it's ban Joe, but I know they throw slide guitar in there, but they try to pick up the pace a little bit, get the tempo going, I suppose, and it's just not for me. It doesn't fit. That's the problem. I don't think it. They do for like that little likes kind of like a slide guitar whatever in there. It just doesn't. It doesn't fit. Can't put that shit in there. Sorry. So the lyrics are not great. The music is not great anyway. Yeah, so that leads us into you are our final verdicts here. So did this song, bottoms up by Brantley Gilbert, get it right? Is this like a legit hit, or did this song go wrong? Dave, what's say?...

You well, drew, there are undeniable truth in life that should never be ignored. You may have heard these before, and that's okay. After all, it's prudent to accept sage advice from superior minds, but they go as follows. Never keep changing your wallet, don't Eat Sushi from a gas station and avoid Brantley Gilbert at all costs, because, you see, the world is full of cool guy truck guys and this is one hell of an uninspired song. You know, it's one thing to let others pave the way or to use a successful song as a road map, but you need to put your own spin on it and to be brutally honest. And the battle of the Gilbert's, I would prefer to have Gilbert Godfrey saying Bohemian Rhapsody, can you do the Fandango? That was a ter terrible Gilbert Godfrey impersonation, but it's still it's still better than this song. Oh Yeah, for sure, it's still better than this song. So, you know what, they got it wrong. I just I really 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 kind of get into the inner workings of their psyche and their taste is just something I'm incapable of doing. I you know what, I want Gilbert Godfrey to sing that Maple Syrup Song. I think that. Yeah, I think that's you. We can put the guitar down, you can write that. You can do that with again from one thousand nine hundred and ninety four, and then we'll get the lyrics going. For Gilbert about Maple Syrup. I think that's I think right, small syrup. You at me that thing about Maple Syrup. Yeah, imagine that. There's another guy. His whole career is yelling, but he has an identity, he has an identities. He truly does, and you know this. This is something else. So here's where I landed on this. Now I actually had the detox by listening to some Jim Croachy and sound garden afterwards, after listening to this entire album. By the way, don't do it. In case you somehow skipped over that part, don't listen to the album. But yeah, Croachy Song Guard, you know, 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 bit of 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 of the time, but it's pretty darn close and I've been using music to get me by for the better part of three decades now. Now, with that being said, and not only listen to bottoms up from Brentley Gilbert, but I subjected myself to listening to the entire just as I am album and I actively listen to it. And it's funny, it's almost ironic that is called just as I am, because he I don't know who he is after listening to it. I didn't just have it on the background. I listened to this 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 show my love of professionalism here. So again, I will take those puffy stickers. Thank you. The fact that this mediocre Bro Country Horse Shit hit on the US billboard hot one hundred blows my mind. If I was this bad at my job, I'd be put on a performance improvement plan, if not 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 of the tunnel just yet. We're getting there, but it's still a ways away and sometimes you need basic stuff to get you through or to get your mind off things. And there are times and I don't need to watch inception or black swan or memento. Sometimes I want to watch as from Chur or Billy Madison. And when it comes to music, there are times they don't need to listen to cats in their cradle or comfortably number eulogy from tool. Sometimes I 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 music from 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 was good fun, and that's the problem of broke country Douche. noisless like Brandley Gilbert, Jason Aldean or Florida Georgia line. They sing about the same shit over and over again. Alcohol, dirt roads, partying pickup trucks, objectifying women. 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. They have no identity. When you listen to Gilbert it don't he sounds like he's trying to be cool. He has that gravely voice that he's trying to be cool. You're not, dude, not even close. He isn't making music because he wants to. He's doing it to try and and be cool and fit in. Well, guess what, I see right through your formula bullshit. Blake Shelton, who also fits in that his broke country genre, said it best when he responded to criticism from old farts, apparently who didn't like their 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 you were buying. And that quote says it all right there. They're just making music to sell records, not to get their message across or to be an actual fucking artist. Can you imagine if someone like Bob Dylan or Kurt Cobain said that? No Way. And in case you don't know where I stand on this one, this is a song that went completely wrong. The fact that hit twenty on the US billboard hot one hundred shows how far off the right path we've gone. If I ever play this song out loud, I went hundred percent and do it in an ironic way, and then usually shit talk it while it's being played, just like I am right now. And the 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 anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I word, you know points and may God have mercy on your soul. He might as well have been talking about bottoms up 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 go for a rat the mamma. She's your Brad. Go into Canada's what we do, and you know I like shampoo. He there we go. I like it. That's good. There you go. I just took I just took the opening verse, put my own spin on it, and I mean that was completely off the cuff. In a nanosecond it took the synapses in my brain to fire and I think I was even better than the original song. So there you go. Where's my my freaking accolades? Why am I 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 see what the fans thought about it as well. And we had read a really great comments from our good friend and listener, Melinda Barnett, who goes by at Malinda Barnett. And again she brought the heat this time, and I do appreciate her feedback on these songs. And she went to say we live in a society that pays for its own popularity. They market garbage to us by telling US everyone else loves this, you will too. Songs that suck shows that no one has watched politics. It's all bought and paid for and fed to us like Hog slop. Melinda, bring in the heat. I love it. 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. But well, yeah, bottoms up, Brandley Gilbert Song gone wrong. I'm glad 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 trick you 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, I don't get it. I don't fucking get out. I don't get a lot of things. But you know, I did like the fact that you compared it to watching a movie, because you were right. A popcorn movie, for example, you just go you enjoy it, you don't need a whole lot of substance, right, but you do need a hook, you need something to keep you there, whether it's the laughs or the drama or whatever. And this is the equivalent, for any of you that are familiar to sitting through Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill, meaning you will never get those moments of your life back. They are gone, complete history, and it's a terrible thing to waste your time. It sure is, and I did, but you did it for us, I did. I used to really approach. I appreciate you. Yeah, totally, man. You did it for the right reason. I to say I took one for the team is understatement here. That was boy that I don't know if it's commendable. I think you've got rage issues and, to be honest with you, you hate this 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, you know, doing my own thing, and then you stumble up on me and say you have got to listen to this song so we can talk about it on the show, and I really wish you didn't. Well, just wait until we do a Jason All Dean Song. I don't know if my kind of thing 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 final thoughts on this shit show? That is bottoms up. Uh, I don't know, man. I'm more worried about you than anything else? Are you okay 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. All right, guys. Well, thanks again for listening to us and you know, you can find us on twitter. We are at songs gone you can drop us a note via electronic mail. SGW podcast at gmailcom. And again our website, songs gone wrongcom. Well, we'll put up all of our songs and kind of where they were they placed. You know, did we know? Do People think they actually were a hit or do we think they went 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 to our show and keep us going. So that's it and thanks again everybody for listening to songs gone wrong.

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