by Mike Harden
Scripps Howard News Service
January 24, 2005
A few years ago, during a particularly fallow stretch in Music City, I feared I might have to give up the list altogether. But Nashville bounced back, as I learned while perusing the country and bluegrass collections at Barnes & Noble and Bluegrass Musicians Supply.
Before checking the list, dear readers, consider the 10 songs inducted this year into the Worst Country Song Title Hall of Fame. The 10 join such hallowed standards as "Has Your Lawyer Talked to Jesus?" and "My Wife Thinks You're Dead."
The inductees include: "Don't Call Me Your Only Sunshine," "My Wife Left Me for My Girlfriend," "The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me," "We Never Killed Each Other (But Didn't We Try?)," "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You," "Venom Wearin' Denim," "Is It Cold in Here or Is It You?," "I Left Something Turned on at Home," "They Always Look Better When They're Leavin'," and "Tell Ol' 'I Ain't Here' He'd Better Get on Home."
Now, for my 2005 list of the worst:
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