You’ve Never Been This Far Before
Highest Billboard Position:
#22 in 1973
Country Music as its best can tell a great story and many a country song from the 1970’s did that brilliantly. However there are times that despite its good intentions, some stories really don’t need to be told. In 1973, Conway Twitty (then aged 41), released “You’ve Never Been This Far Before” which lyrically depicts the deflowering of a young woman by Twitty. In this era of Chris Hansen’s Dateline expose of pedophiles this song (although unintended) seems to depict a perfect score to that moment. As Twitty, croons about his “trembling fingers touching forbidden places” the creeper factor is through the roof. Likely, if we caroused through old Country vinyls we may find songs that have more shades of wrong, but there is something about this particular song by the pompadoured Twitty that makes us feel more uncomfortable than others. Pum pum pum.
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Published in 100 Worst Songs of Modern Pop Culture