Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On

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"Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On"
Single by Mel McDaniel
from the album Let It Roll
Released October 12, 1984
Recorded August 23, 1984
Genre Country
Length 2:59
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bob McDill
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy
Mel McDaniel singles chronology
"All Around the Water Tank"
(1984)
"Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On"
(1984)
"Let It Roll (Let It Rock)"
(1985)

"Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" is a song written by Bob McDill and recorded by American country music artist Mel McDaniel. It was released in October 1984 as the lead-off single from his album Let It Roll. It was a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in February 1985, and Mel McDaniel's only number-one single.

Background[edit]

Conway Twitty received the song but decided John Anderson's vocals were better suited for it, so he sent it to him. Not knowing who had sent him the song, Anderson turned it down. [1] Mel McDaniel eventually received the song, and he recorded it.

Critical reception[edit]

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "change of pace for McDaniel, who here ogles the national treasure alluded to in the title, while absolving the bearer of lascivious intent."[2]

Covers[edit]

Sammy Kershaw covered this song on his 2006 album Honky Tonk Boots, where it was released as a single, although his version failed to chart. He also released a music video for his version.

Chart positions[edit]

"Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" debuted at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles for the week of November 10, 1984.

Chart (1984-1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Make My Life with You"
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 23, 1985
Succeeded by
"Baby Bye Bye"
by Gary Morris
Preceded by
"Ain't She Somethin' Else"
by Conway Twitty
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 2, 1985
Succeeded by
"Make My Life with You"
by The Oak Ridge Boys

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallagher, Pat. John Anderson Wins Some, Loses Some, theboot.com, 2009-06-08.
  2. ^ Billboard, November 3, 1984