Top Ten Saturday Songs: Louisiana Saturday Night (#10)

@FourWalls (15252)
United States
February 11, 2017 7:46pm CST
Hey, it's Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right! That means it's time to break out another series, this one devoted to songs with "Saturday" in the title. These ten songs are going to take you all over the place musically, but we're going to start with country. #10: Louisiana Saturday Night - Mel McDaniel There are two different songs titled "Louisiana Saturday Night." One was a Cajun-style song by Jimmy C. Newman. This is the other, and far more popular, one. Released as a single in early 1981, it reached the Billboard top ten and set Mel McDaniel's career on its way. It remains one of McDaniel's best-known and most popular hits. (And this song is a really good explanation as to why I despise the band Alabama. If you ever noticed, nearly all of Alabama's mid-tempo songs sound exactly like this.) McDaniel's final years were plagued with injuries (he fell into an orchestra pit during a concert) and illnesses (suffering a near-fatal heart attack that kept him in a medically-induced coma for weeks). He was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2011 and died a month later at the age of 68. I didn't like everything Mel McDaniel did, but this song is one of those great feel-good songs of country music. Louisiana Saturday Night Written by Bob McDill Recorded by Mel McDaniel From I'm Countrified, 1980 Get down the fiddle and you get down the bow:
All rights reserved by their respective owners including Music by Mel McDaniel performing Louisiana Saturday Night.
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@JohnRoberts (63170)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Feb 17
Your first sentence betrays a certain EJ is in the future of this list. Maybe some Chicago.
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@FourWalls (15252)
• United States
12 Feb 17
You think it's the Fourth of July and that makes it all right for fighting? Hmmm?????? We shall see. BTW, the opening line is from "Little Red Corvette."
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Feb 17
I think I might know at least two that could be coming up. Great song, by the way.
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@TRBRocks420 (82800)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Feb 17
Great choice I love that song too.
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• Richfield, Utah
12 Feb 17
Cool song, got this one on 45rpm..... I like baby with her blue jeans on and Stand up
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@00nazim (28)
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
12 Feb 17
I need to listen this song..
@Samia786m (513)
• India
12 Feb 17
I have never heard this song.But now i will download it will listened it.
@pammooratan (4676)
• India
12 Feb 17
It is good.