May 19, 2011
A Cheating Song.
Here are the staff picks:
Kevin Coyne: “(Margie’s at) The Lincoln Park Inn” – Bobby Bare
Proof that while the other woman can sometimes sound sympathetic, there’s no getting around the fact that the guy is a heel, allowing his selfishness to wreck the lives at home and at the Lincoln Park Inn.
Leeann Ward: “Phones Are Ringin’ All Over Town” – Martina McBride
Country music is rife with the greatest cheating songs, but the one that’s running through my head now is Martina McBride’s “Phones Are Ringing All Over Town.” I love the frenzied way the desperate man tries to live in his denial that his wife has had enough of his cheating ways by calling everyone he can think of to try to find her. Sucker!
Dan Milliken: “Oh, Sweet Temptation” – Gary Stewart
That signature tremble in Stewart’s voice works wonders here as he considers fooling around with a married woman. It’s part nervousness, part gaspy adrenaline, and of course very part self-loathing. Mmm, country.