“Some Girls Do”
Written by Mark Miller
#1 (1 week)
May 23, 1992
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
May 8, 1992
The Sawyer Brown comeback continues.
The Road to No. 1
After The Dirt Road produced Sawyer Brown’s first No. 1 in years with the title track, the label kept momentum going with the final single from the project, “Some Girls Do.”
The No. 1
This is what the bro country dudes are always going for but failing miserably at it.
“Some Girls Do” is a genuine celebration of a certain country lifestyle, recognizing it’s not for everyone, but for those who love it, it’s pretty darn great.
“I ain’t first class but I ain’t white trash,” Miller sings credibly, “I’m wild and a little crazy, too. Some girls don’t like boys like me, but some girls do.”
That winning chorus is buffered by a charming storyline, as the uptown girl “turns up her nose” at Miller’s rundown car, much to the amusement of the girl he’s actually courting:
“From the corner of my eye I saw you, and you laughed. From the corner of my eye, I saw you and you laughed. You were sittin’ on the swing on your front porch, paintin’ your nails like you were bored and you yelled, ‘She was sure impressed with you!'”
It paints such a clear picture of a small town relationship, written and sung with self-deprecating wit and country pride.
The Road From No. 1
Sawyer Brown followed “Some Girls Do” with the two best singles of their career, both featured on their next album. The first single and title track, “Cafe on the Corner,” went top five. The second went all the way to No. 1. We’ll cover it in early 1993.
“Some Girls Do” gets an A.