Little Big Town's song, "Girl Crush" is about a woman jealous of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. But, with lyrics like "I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume. I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you'd want me just as much… I got a girl crush.", some country music fans are mistaking the song to be about a woman in love with another woman. Some are even accusing stations of promoting a "gay agenda".
Alana Lynn, morning co-host of 104.3 FM in Boise, Idaho told The Washington Post that she does not play the song in the morning anymore after parents complained they didn't want their kids hearing it. Lynn also said she hasn't seen this much controversy since The Dixie Chicks spoke out against President George W. Bush in 2003.
Bobby Bones, who hosts the nation's most popular country morning show, had this to say: "Is it frustrating to you that here is your song — that is one of the Top 10 sellers for weeks and weeks and weeks — and people on the radio are still afraid to play it because they think it's a 'lesbian song?'" he asked. "It would drive me insane!"
While sales of the song have not suffered (#4 on iTunes), radio numbers are lagging, with the song, right now at #33.
The Grammy-winning group is, of course, disappointed by the radio response. "It's a genius lyric, such a beautifully written song about jealousy," vocalist Karen Fairchild said in an interview with The Washington Post. "It was like, 'Why would we not cut this?'"
The label recently cut a short commercial hoping to clear up some of the confusion. During the spot, the band introduces the song, while Fairchild explains the content: "It's about a girl saying, you know, 'Why do you love her and not me?'"
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