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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Sylvia, "The Matador"

A year before she had a Top 20 pop-country smash with "Nobody," Sylvia had a 1981 chart-topping country hit with "Drifter," which featured swirling strings, Western guitars and a sensual dance-floor beat. With her follow-up hit, she proved bullish on disco. Backed by an even more throbbing disco beat "The Matador" pulsates with Spanish guitars, horns and a decidedly non-PC storyline that inspired one of country music's first concept videos. For a brief, shining moment, Sylvia was Olivia Newton-John and ABBA rolled up into one. S.B.

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