October 24

Twitty’s Tight Fittin’ Jeans’ Groove

“Tight Fittin’ Jeans” is a song written by Michael Huffman. The same song was recorded by American country musician Conway Twitty. Released in June 1981, it was the first single from his album Mr. T. and Conway Twitty’s 26th number one hit on the Country Chart. On country radio, the track became a staple in the early ‘80s. In September of 1981, it peaked at number 1.

The song’s beginnings came from Charley Pride’s publishing company. In the end, Pride had regrets because he missed the chance of recording it firsthand. Ironically, Twitty’s wife was never a big fan of the song. Conway did not take no for an answer and people knew him and his hits with girls in mind. Every once in a while he had to record something for the men. Conway Twitty recorded “Tight Fittin’ Jeans” for the guys. The song tells the story of a rich woman dressing in jeans enjoying a fun night out at a country bar. The playful rhythm made it a great song to groove to.

Groove to Twitty’s Beat

Before George Strait, the record for the most number one hits in the history of country music was Conway Twitty’s. His stardom started when he gave music a shot after he learned about and pursued the footsteps of the rock n’ roll stars of his day. Sun Records in Memphis was the first stop, but no hits triumphed. After a switch to MGM Records year 1958, Twitty rocked the teenage jukebox with “It’s Only Make Believe”. This gave way to appearances in teen-based movies.

Twitty’s influence was so great that his story and name were spoofed by the character ‘Conrad Birdie’ in the Broadway musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. On his 30s, he decided to change ways and pursue his passion for country music. In 1966, Conway’s journey began owing to a loyal legion of fans following him anywhere. From early country hits like “You’ve Never Been This Far Before” and “Linda on My Mind” to ‘80s classics “Tight Fittin’ Jeans” and “I’d Just Love to Lay You Down”, they were there.

Conway Twitty was brave enough to explore the world of music. Critics claimed that Conway’s singles were a bit risqué, but they proved to be too appealing.


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