There are a lot of party songs out there in the country world right now. Things always seem to go in cycles in country music, but there is always room for a few party and dancing songs. And with country music you’re always going to get songs about having a good time the way country folks like to have a good time.
It’s been 20 years since this song was released. Isn’t that crazy? This song was one of the biggest hits of 1994, which was the first year that Tim McGraw really started taking off. He had four gigantic singles that year. It was the start of what has become a huge career and one that isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
But let’s look at the song itself. It’s got a pretty upbeat melody and groove. But it’s also got that dancing element. In the early and mid ’90s there was the line dancing crazy that was kind of sweeping the country world. This was a little bit of a line dancing song, but it was also the perfect song for playing while you’re hanging out with buddies in the field or in the barn just as the song says.
The cool thing about this song is that there really isn’t a whole lot of edge. It’s more fun and lighthearted, which I think is a good thing. Some of the party songs today have more edge. There is fighting involved and all kinds of things. This one was more of just having a good time and letting the good times roll with good friends and good music.
It’s a classic Tim McGraw song. I thought you’d enjoy the trip back since we’re seeing all these new party songs today. This is one that still gets a lot of play today and I think it probably gets played at a few parties out there on the farms.
What do you think?
Down On The Farm – Tim McGraw