Written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setzer
#1 (1 week)
April 6, 1985
John Schneider likes country girls and he’s glad God made them.
He doesn’t wish they could all be country girls, like the Beach Boys wished they could all be California girls, but he’ll take a gal in Mobile, Alabama over those New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles ladies.
I wonder if Jimmy Bowen ever expected this one to be a single, though, because the tempo is a few beats too slow. I’m surprised it did so well 0n the radio. It’s not quite dreary, but it flirts with that.
Anyway, there are so many of these songs that “Country Girls” doesn’t do much to distinguish itself from, at least within its own era. There’s not cutoff jeans and pretty bare feet nonsense here. He’s singing about women that he loves and respects.
I just don’t think they found the right groove this time around. This would’ve been way better as a midtempo track.
“Country Girls” gets a B-.
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