Tune Tuesday: May 21, 1979

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Forty years ago, today, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country chart was If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me by The Bellamy Brothers from Pasco County Florida. Written by David Bellamy, the song’s title is a reference to the Groucho Marx line from You Bet Your Life. Bellamy was fond of the show and Marx’s comment stuck with him.

Released in March, it was the second single from the album The Two and Only and their first #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, with Let Your Love Flow reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in May of 1976. The title […] shown on the original single was “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me” but, on the album and subsequent releases, the title is shown as “… Had …”.

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Lyrics
If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were an angel, would you treat me like the devil tonight?
If I was dying of thirst, would your flowing love come quench me?
If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

Now we could talk all night about the weather
Could tell you about my friends out on the coast
I could ask a lot of crazy questions
Or ask you what I really wanna know

If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were an angel, would you treat me like the devil tonight?
If I was dying of thirst, would your flowing love come quench me?
If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

Now rain can fall so soft against the window
Sun can shine so bright up in the sky
But Daddy always told me, “Don’t make small talk”
He said, “Come on out and say what’s on your mind”

So if I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were an angel, would you treat me like the devil tonight?
If I was dying of thirst, would your flowing love come quench me?
If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were an angel, would you treat me like the devil tonight?
If I were dying of thirst, would your flowing love come quench me?
If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

6 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: May 21, 1979

    badfinger20 said:
    May 21, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    40 years! I can’t believe that. This song has a Jimmy Buffett sound to me.

    I can’t see the Brothers winning that battle. Just not enough…

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 22, 2019 at 12:23 am

      That is probably why they apologized publicly. There may have been a true issue with the suggestion that her writing team was *known* for stealing stuff but, she was part of a larger operation than the brothers had. David was not happy and neither was their attorney but, most likely, the attorney was contacted and warned that it wouldn’t be in their best interest to pursue. I suspect the attorney had some choice words and the other side initiated proceedings. Goliath won.

      It kinda does sound like something Buffett would do.

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        badfinger20 said:
        May 22, 2019 at 12:35 am

        Yea I don’t like Spears…needless to say… Goliath did indeed win of course.

        It has that pop-country thing to it.

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    nostaligicitalian said:
    May 22, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I always liked this song! My favorite of theirs was “Let Your Love Flow” from a few years earlier.

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    ghostmmnc said:
    May 23, 2019 at 10:13 am

    We have a CD of their songs, and I listen to them quite often. All good! 🙂

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