Country Disco: 15 Great, Wild and WTF Songs

From Conway Twitty's "Tight Fittin' Jeans" to Dolly Parton's "Baby I'm Burnin'"

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Conway Twitty, "Tight Fittin' Jeans"

We wouldn't have all these country disco gems without John Travolta. After his 1977 blockbuster Saturday Night Fever drove millions to the discos, Travolta created another pop-culture craze with his 1980 film Urban Cowboy, which had America trading in leisure suits for cowboy hats, boots and those "Tight Fittin' Jeans" Conway Twitty sings about in his 1981 Number One hit. Urban Cowboy was set at Mickey Gilley's massive Texas honky-tonk, Gilley's, and that kind of country club provides the setting for Conway to cozy up to a rich lady who's put on her western wear for a night out on the wilder side of life. As he takes her out on the dancefloor, she warns him, "Partner, there's a tiger in these tight fittin' jeans." Ever the gentleman, Conway only alludes to exactly what he did with that well-heeled, denim-clad tiger after last call at the honky-tonk. "In my mind she's still a lady, that's all I'm gonna say…That night I knew a lady wearing tight fittin' jeans." H.K.

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