The South's Gonna Do It

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"The South's Gonna Do It"
Single by Charlie Daniels
from the album Fire on the Mountain
Released January 1975
Genre Country, Southern Rock
Length 4:00
Label Sony
Writer(s) Charlie Daniels
Producer(s) Paul Hornsby
Charlie Daniels singles chronology
"Land of Opportunity"
(1974)
"The South's Gonna Do It"
(1975)
"Long Haired Country Boy"
(1975)

"The South's Gonna Do It", is a song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1974 album Fire on the Mountain.

Content[edit]

The song talks about Southern pride and discusses how the South is "gonna do it again". It also mentions Southern rock bands and musicians such as:
-Grinderswitch
-The Marshall Tucker Band
-Lynyrd Skynyrd
-Dickey Betts
-Elvin Bishop
-ZZ Top
-Wet Willie
-Barefoot Jerry
-Charlie Daniels Band

The song uses a clever play on words to promote Southern rock music. The notion that "the South shall rise again" was a familiar sentiment and rallying cry for disaffected Southern whites after the American Civil War. The song co-opts that sentiment, but uses the statement to celebrate Southern rock acts contemporary to the song itself. The "it" that the South is going to do again, it is implied, is that the South would produce further popular Southern rock bands.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 29
Canadian Singles Chart 68

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