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Challenge #196 at slashthedrabble is 2008's Worst Country Song Titles, adapted from a completely innocent suggestion by teh_gandu. :D

Drabbles of 100 words and ficlets of 200, 300, 400 and 500 words exactly are acceptable, and please use cut tags. Have fun!

Also, as this is a multi-fandom community, please remember to add a header mentioning which fandom(s) and pairing(s) you are drabbling in. Thanks. :D

A new challenge will be posted around midnight EST on the 11th February, 2009. (That's 5am on the 12th, London time.) Feel free to drop a reminder comment here if it looks like I've forgotten (again).

Suggestions for future prompts are always welcome. The list of previous prompts can be found here.


* If You Don’t Believe I Love You Just Ask My Wife
* Timber, I’m Falling in Love
* You’re the First Time I Thought About Leaving
* Love Will Beat Your Brains Out
* You Can Tell the Man Who Boozes (By the Company He Chooses)
* I Think I’ll Drink Myself Into the Past
* I Got Tears in My Ears From Lying on My Back Crying on My Pillow Over You
* Sleeping Single in a Double Bed
* The Pint of No Return
* Your Negligee Has Turned to Flannel Nightgowns
* Guess My Eyes Were Bigger Than My Heart
* It Ain’t Love but It Ain’t Bad
* Thank God and Greyhound She’s Gone
* I’d Rather have a Bottle in Front of Me Than a Frontal Lobotomy
* Don’t Let That Doorknob Hit You (on the Way Out)
* You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without
* This Time I’m Gonna Beat You to the Truck
* You Blacked My Blue Eyes Once Too Often
* Walk Out Backwards Slowly So I’ll Think You’re Walking In
* I Forgot How Bad My Good Woman Could Be
* You Done Stomped on My Heart (and Smashed That Sucker Flat)
* Let Me Love the Leavin’ from Your Mind
* Somebody Shoot Out the Jukebox
* My Legs Won’t Walk Away From You
* What’s a Fool Like Me Doing In a Love Like This
* I’ve Been Roped and Throwed by Jesus in the Holy Ghost Corral
* If You Can Live With It (I Can Live Without It)
* She Got the Gold Mine (I Got the Shaft)
* Hell Stays Open All Night
* I’d Be Better Off in a Pine Box
* I’ve Got You on My Conscience But At Least You’re Off My Back
* Bridge Washed Out, I Can’t Swim and My Baby’s on the Other Side
* The Worst You Ever Gave Me Was the Best I Ever Had
* If the Phone Doesn’t Ring It’s Me
* I’ve Got a Funny Feeling (I Won’t Be Feeling Funny Very Long)
* Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger (When You Go Out at Night)
* How Can a Whiskey Six Years Old Whip a Man That’s 32?
* I Knew I’d Lean (But I Never Thought I’d Fall)
* She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
* We Used to Just Kiss on the Lips But Now It’s All Over
* You’re the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
* If You Keep Checking Up on Me (I’m Checking Out on You)
* It Don’t Hurt Half as Bad as Holding You Feels Good
* I Don’t Know Whether to Kill Myself or Go Bowling
* I’m Gettin’ Gray From Being Blue
* I Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You
* Mama Get The Hammer (There’s A Fly On Papa’s Head)
* Heaven’s Just A Sin Away
* She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart
* If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin, Wonder Whose I’d Find On You
* I’ve Been Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
* She Feels Like A New Man Tonight
* Velcro Arms, Teflon Heart
* The Last Word In Lonesome Is “me”
* When We Get Back To the Farm (That’s When We Really Go To Town)
* You Stuck My Heart In a Old Tin Can and Shot It Off a Log
* He’s Been Drunk Since His Wife’s Gone Punk
* I Bought the Boots That Just Walked Out On Me
* Ever Since I Said “I Do,” There’s a Lot of Things You Don’t
* The Next Time You Throw That Fryin’ Pan, My Face Ain’t Gonna Be There

List originally found here.

Comments

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snowpuppies
Jan. 29th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Oh, God! These are GREAT!

Mama Get The Hammer (There’s A Fly On Papa’s Head)

ROF.
darkhavens
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
That's the one that made my decision for me. That, and The Next Time You Throw That Fryin’ Pan, My Face Ain’t Gonna Be There.

I'm waiting with bated breath to see what gems come out of this. *g*
love_jackianto
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Great prompts :D
darkhavens
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
teh_gandu
Jan. 29th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I can't believe these are actual songtitles!!
darkhavens
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
I thought that too, so I googled a few to make sure, and wow, they really really are. *g*
teh_gandu
Jan. 29th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have some fun with some of these titles...

At least these titles have brought an amusing smile to my face, which was needed given the blatant homophobia I just came across in the trashy tabiod out country likes to call The Daily Mail. I certainly do not expect to see my comments printed, women like Amanda Platell continue to attack gay people, bet she wouldn't attack a person of colour. *grumbles*
darkhavens
Jan. 29th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ack. I'm not even going to ask. But it doesn't surprise me at all; a lot of their editorials seem designed to offend. :/
scribed_n_blood
Feb. 7th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say "thanx for the great suggestion" for this weeks challenge. Keep up the good work..I enjoy many of your suggestions. :)
Peace \/
jacklemmon
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
This is possibly one of the best challenges in anything ever. Huzzah!
darkhavens
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. :D
shinodabear
Jan. 29th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest another "Song title" prompt! I was so in the mood for one. And such a fun prompt, too. Love it!

While I'm here . . . How about "100 Best Movies/Novels of All Time" at some future date?
darkhavens
Jan. 29th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Song titles are always good fun, and these are classics! :D

I( like the idea of the movie/novel lists too. I'm adding them to the ideas list for later regurgitatin. Thanks!
teh_gandu
Feb. 1st, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Just wondering are we allowed to submit South Park, As Told By Ginger or Kim Possible drabbles? Not that I'd ever write anything higher than 12A/PG-13 for cartoons, but, thought I'd ask.

Also, how about Take That song titles? Who would've thought it? That they're actually better now than back in the 90's.
darkhavens
Feb. 1st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, cartoons are certainly fair game.
We already have family guy: brian/stewie drabbles. How much worse could it get? ;)

I'll make a note of Take That on the prompt list. Thanks!
teh_gandu
Feb. 7th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
I've never really seen FG, only a snipet here and there. I'm more of a South Park gal :) Plus, I got my mum hooked on South Park (thank you first open heart surgery *g*)
darkhavens
Feb. 7th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Well, if those snippets contained a snotty-voiced baby in diapers and the family dog... consider yourself warned. :D

South Park is definitely slashable. Hilariously so, I would imagine. *g*
scribed_n_blood
Feb. 5th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
Oh man laughs n grins then laughs some more. =) Even if I can't manage to stir me muses I just wanted to say thank you for this post. These songs titles made me giggle aloud for real.
darkhavens
Feb. 6th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It put a grin on my face too. :D

Due to RL interruptions, the challenge will be running until next week, so keep poking those muses. ;)
scribed_n_blood
Feb. 7th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
The muses returned, (Yea!) thanx in part to this challenge. I'm glad it's running for another week but do hope that the RL interruptions aren't bad ones for ya. :) Peace \/
darkhavens
Feb. 7th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Not bad, just... interrupting my online (real *g*) life.

It's been snowing badly in my area and several of my colleagues cannot get in to work. As I live about 200 yards away from the shop, I get phonecalls at odd hours asking me to go in and cover shifts for people who haven't shown. :/
benebu
Feb. 6th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Does the challenge run for another week, then?
darkhavens
Feb. 6th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ack, yes! RL interfered and I keep forgetting to post, so I will do it now, announcing a continuation of the theme. Thanks for the reminder!
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