|Song by Dixie Chicks from the album Fly|
|Released||August 31, 1999|
|Writer||Natalie Maines, Emily Erwin, Stephony Smith|
|Producer||Blake Chancey, Paul Worley|
|Fly track listing|
"Sin Wagon" is a song written by Natalie Maines, Emily Erwin, and Stephony Smith and recorded by the Dixie Chicks for their 1999 album Fly. Though never released as a single, it charted as an album cut and is one of the band's most popular songs to date. It has been featured in four tours: Fly, Top of the World, Accidents & Accusations, and Eagles with Dixie Chicks.
The song's title was conceived by Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines. It is a reference to a scene in Grease; after Danny makes a move on Sandy at the drive-in, she furiously calls his car a "sin wagon".
"Sin Wagon" was written "really quickly". The song's message is that "even the most good girl just has that wild side and you got to let it out occasionally," a contrast to country music's "stay-at-home" stereotype.
Although the song was not an official single, it received sufficient airplay to chart as high as number 52 on Hot Country Songs over a 20-week run. It was one of four songs charted by the Dixie Chicks on the chart dated for September 11, 1999, the other three being "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and "Goodbye Earl", the latter two of which were eventually released as singles in 2000.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||52|
Cover versions and parodies
- American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Sin Wagon" on his album Just Another Day in Parodies titled "Wife Naggin'".
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