You Can’t Buy Taste

Daily Prompt: What was the #1 song when you were born? Write about how the song relates (or not!) to your personality.

Had today’s prompt been: List a song that was number one on the charts for no apparent reason, my response would be the same.  

“Sugar Shack” – Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

 “There’s a crazy little shack beyond the tracks

And ev’rybody calls it the sugar shack

Well, it’s just a coffeehouse and it’s made out of wood

Expresso coffee tastes mighty good
That’s not the reason why I’ve got to get back
To that sugar shack, whoa baby

To that sugar shack.

There’s this cute little girlie, she’s a’workin’ there

A black leotard and her feet are bare

I’m gonna drink a lotta coffee, spend a little cash

Make that girl love me when I put on some trash

You can understand why I’ve got to get back”

(Mindless~ oh, baby chorus)

“Now that sugar shack queen is a’married to me, yeah yeah

We just sit around and dream of those old memories”

Blah, blah, blah…

Let’s take a minute to discuss these lyrics. 

What kind of “work”does this “girlie” do, that the word “work” is in quotations? 
What exactly does “put on some trash” mean? I don’t like this guy, and I hate this song.
“Sitting around and dreaming of memories”… Sounds like a marriage, that peaked before it started.

How was this was the song that sold the most records in 1963? What were people thinking? Why not “Blowing in the Wind” people? 


The Daily Post, September 2, 2015, <a href=””>Your Number One</a><a href=””>Your Number One</a>

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