Mel McDaniel performs “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” on Country’s Family Reunion.

The song reaching number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remaining a total of 28 weeks in the charts. It will also reach # 1 on the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

YouTube Country Road TV Channel
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Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On

“Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On”, a song written by Bob McDill, was recorded by Mel McDaniel for the Capitol label, was recorded on August 23, 1984, in The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville 3, TN, in the recording session was also recorded two more songs, my old four wheel drive and antique Annie (unissued), in this recording session Mel was accompanied by: Jerry Kennedy (guitar), Pete Wade (guitar), Mark Casstevens (guitar), Chip Young (guitar), Weldon Myrick (steel and dobro), Mike Leach (bass), Jerry Carrigan and Gene Chrisman (drums), Rob Hajacos (fiddle), Hargus Robbins (piano), David Briggs (synthesizer and organ) and chorus vocal. With the production of Jerry Kennedy, the song was released on October 12, 1984, reaching number # 1, on February 23, 1985, on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remaining a total of 28 weeks in the charts. And a week later, it will also reach # 1 on the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks. It was the first and only number one in Mel’s career.

LP cover Mel McDaniel ( Capitol 1984 )
LP cover Mel McDaniel ( Capitol 1984 )

The song was included in Mel’s sixth studio album, Let It Roll (Capitol 1984), the album was released on February 22, 1985, June 15, 1985, reached # 4 on the US Top charts Country Albums, and remained a total of 22 weeks in the charts.

In an interview in 2009, country singer John Anderson admitted that both he and the legendary Conway Twitty passed up the opportunity to record the song. You know what they say … You win some, you lose some.



Versions:

Sammy Kershaw 2006 (Category 5 Records)





Mel McDaniel – Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On Lyrics

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

Up by the bus stop and across the street
Open up their windows to take a peek
While she goes walking, rockin’ like a rollin’ stone
Heaven help us, baby’s got her blue jeans on

She can’t help it if she’s made that way
She’s not to blame if they look her way
She ain’t really tryin’ to cause a scene
It just comes naturally
No, the girl can’t help it

Well, up on main street by the taxi stand
There’s a crowd of people and a traffic jam
She don’t look back, she ain’t doin’ nothin’ wrong
Lord have mercy, baby’s got her blue jeans on

She can’t help it if she’s made that way
She’s not to blame if they look her way
She ain’t really tryin’ to cause a scene
It just comes naturally
No, the girl can’t help it

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
Heaven help us, baby’s got her blue jeans on

Single Mel McDaniel ( Capitol 1984 )
Single Mel McDaniel ( Capitol 1984 )

Miquel Batlle
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