A Change of Tune at Bryant-Denny?

At a Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne let it drop that a couple of tunes frequently played at Bryant-Denny Stadium would be scratched. As Joe Gaither reported in the Tuscaloosa Thread, “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes and “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 were on the “burn list”.

Lyrics from Fancy Like include:

Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night (that’s right)

Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake (ayy)Get some whipped cream on the top too (gotta add that whipped cream)

Two straws, one check, girl, I got you (girl, I got you)Bougie like Natty in the styrofoam (styrofoam)Squeak-squeakin’ in the truck bed all the way home (all the way home)

Some Alabama-jamma, she my Dixieland delight

Ayy, that’s how we do, how we do, fancy like

My new, clean blue jeans without the holes in ’em Country kisses on my lips without Skoal in ’em

Yeah, she probably gon’ be keeping some Victoria’s Secrets Maybe a little Maybelline but she don’t need it In the kitchen light radio slows down

Boxed wine and her up-do goes down

Moves Like Jagger‘s lyrics include:

Take me by the tongue and I’ll know you Kiss me ’til you’re drunk and I’ll show you

You want the moves like Jagger

I’ve got the moves like Jagger I’ve got the moves, like Jagger

So watch and learn, I won’t show you twice

Head to toe, ooh baby, rub me right

And if I share my secret You’re gonna have to keep it

Nobody else can see this (Ay, ay, ay, ay!)

A common theme in the lyrics is sex under the influence of alcohol. Byrne, in reference to his decision about the songs, said that “we figured those two things out.”

“Moves Like Jagger” and “Fancy Like” may be a far cry from the ever popular “Dixieland Delight” by the group Alabama.

Dixieland Delight‘s lyrics include:

Spend my dollar, parked in a holler,
‘Neath the mountain moonlight.
Hold her up tight, make a little lovin’,
A little turtle dovin’.
On a Mason-Dixon night.
Fits my life, oh so right,
My Dixieland Delight.

There was certainly no mention of booze in “Dixieland Delight” after all.

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Maybe a little sober “turtle dovin'” is just fine in Byrne’s book?

The now defunct University of Alabama publication Rammer Jammer featured a kissing couple on the cover of its February 1928 issue.

Times have surely changed

According to Fan Buzz, football coach Nick Saban‘s “Road Win Celebration Song” is “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones.

Lyrics to Gimme Shelter:

I tell you love, sister, it’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

Maybe the message to fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium should just be: “Kiss and drink responsibly.”


One thought on “A Change of Tune at Bryant-Denny?

  1. Although the song “Dixieland Delight” makes no mention of booze, Gary Cosby, Jr. wrote in the Tuscaloosa News that there is a problem with students using profanity when it is played.

    He opined: “The student section at UA football games has taken the song’s tame lyrics as opportunity to shout out what I think is the ugliest word in the English language repeatedly throughout the song.

    “It used to be the ‘F’ word was completely taboo and with good reason. This vulgarity implies something decidedly unpleasant forced upon another person. In this case, it is forced upon Auburn, LSU and Tennessee, too. It is mystifying to me why the university plays this song while knowing full well what the students, and now I notice many of the adult fans, are chanting.

    “No matter how common the use of the word or the phrase has become, it is still a profound insult and that is the kindest thing one can say about it. The use of this word is base and disgusting. If the University of Alabama truly wishes to promote class and dignity in its fan base, perhaps it is time to reevaluate the game day playlist in Bryant-Denny Stadium.”

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