The Hodgepodge: Breaking Down Florida Georgia Line Songs

Finally! The infographics have returned! For those that are new to the site, one of the most enjoyable features I did last year was using infographics to break down the composition of the music or the charts. In the past I looked at Dallas Davidson songs and Luke Bryan songs. For today’s infographic I decided to take a look at the music catalog of Florida Georgia Line. I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while now and I finally had time to do it. So without further ado let’s take a look at the interesting data I scooped up on Florida Georgia Line’s songs…

Breaking Down Florida Georgia Line Songs

Notes:

  • If you’re wondering, no I did not sit down and listen to every Florida Georgia Line song. I like my ears.
  • To see the lyrics for all of Florida Georgia Line’s songs, click here. They’re even funnier reading them out loud.
  • Bonus stat that didn’t make the infographic: 12 different artists are name-dropped in their songs. Those artists are Marshall Tucker, Hank Williams (multiple times), Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Lee Roth, Drake, Alabama (multiple times), George Strait, Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Bob Marley, Shania Twain and Florida Georgia Line. Yes, they name-drop themselves in a song.
  • Each album features one song each that doesn’t contain the term “girl,” “baby” or a similar term. So they’re consistent in this regard.
  • I thought about listing every type of alcohol reference and alcohol brand, but there was no way it was going to fit onto the infographic. Based on memory, Bacardi seemed to be the go-to reference along with fireball.
  • You have no idea how much amusement I got out of reading such terrible lyrics together. I can’t fathom how grown adults can sit in a room and concoct such brain-dead lyrics.
  • If you have anymore questions on what data I found or how I got it, ask away in the comments below!

Upcoming/Recent Country Music Releases

  • Toby Keith will be releasing his new album 35 MPH Town next Tuesday. I really don’t expect much from it.
  • Laura Bell Bundy just released a new album this week titled Another Piece of Me. I honestly had no idea she was still making music.
  • Sammy Kershaw just released a new album too and it’s called I Won’t Back Down. I will definitely be listening to and reviewing this one.
  • Clare Dunn is releasing a new single titled “Move On.”
  • There were several releases from Texas and independent acts in this past week, including: Dale Watson, Sam Outlaw, Uncle Lucius, Courtney Patton and more. See what I mean when I say there’s a lot of releases happening right now? Hopefully we’ll be able review all of these.
  • Also with the majority of these quality releases in the past week, Billy Currington’s Summer Forever and Gloriana’s Three albums will most likely not be reviewed. When it comes to reviews, Derek and myself always give preference to the better albums and these two are at the very bottom of our review list right now. We both found that each album, for the lack of a better word, sucked and really there wasn’t a single quality song on them. There’s no point in wasting time on bad albums, especially when they aren’t even big enough for hits. Sorry, but there’s just better music we would rather spend our time on.

Throwback Thursday Song

Jason Isbell – “Cover Me Up” – Of course I chose this song this week. I’ve been listening to Isbell a lot in the last week. Can his new album get here yet?

Non-Country Song of the Week

Weird Al Yankovic – “Word Crimes” – This was one of my favorite songs from 2014. Weird Al brilliantly combined the catchy beat from that terrible song “Blurred Lines” with a grammar lesson that many people need. Brilliant! I bet Florida Georgia Line could learn something from this song.

Tweet of the Week

And Cake Bowen once again nails it!

iTunes Reviews That Rock!

Thomas Rhett Sucks Vol. 1000

This week’s reviews are for Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn.” It warms my heart to see other people skewer terrible music like this. The last review even comes from a fan of Rhett.

Note for Next Week: There will not be a Hodgepodge, as it will take the week off. All next week we’ll be giving our mid-year assessment of country music, looking at the best and worst throughout the genre so far in 2015. 

That’s it for the Hodgepodge this week! Be sure to sound off in the comments! 

27 thoughts on “The Hodgepodge: Breaking Down Florida Georgia Line Songs

  1. Derek Hudgin June 11, 2015 / 11:03 am

    I counted 27 different references to alcohol, including name brand specifics like Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Barcardi, and obviously Fireball. But I also included general references like whiskey, beer, long necks, six pack, keg and stupid phrases they used like the “feel good” or “kick in your coke.”

    27 different references in 28 songs.

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  2. Fat Freddy's Cat June 11, 2015 / 11:15 am

    I saw on the news that the CMT had an awards show last night. The highlights (I use that word sarcastically) looked like a bad rock concert. Did they play ANY country music at that show?

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    • Josh Schott June 11, 2015 / 11:18 am

      Haha good question! I didn’t even watch because I watched last year and it felt like a waste of time. It’s another “country music” awards show where the same people who always wins get more awards, although I heard Carrie Underwood won something, which is nice.

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      • Raymond June 11, 2015 / 3:30 pm

        Fun fact Carrie won 3 awards Video of the Year Something In The Water and Female for that song plus collaboration for Something Bad. Safe to say the CMT at least care for Carrie.

        I also heard Kelsea Ballerini short snippet was one of the best performances of the night.

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    • Derek Hudgin June 11, 2015 / 1:15 pm

      Zac Brown Band sang “Homegrown” and that was about as country as the show got. Also, Joe Dirt showed up so I guess that adds country too… Carrie sang and her performance was one of the best, but “Little Toy Guns” is a total pop rock song.

      It was very much a bad MTV concert special

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  3. jb June 11, 2015 / 11:29 am

    I clicked that list of Florida Georgia Line songs thinking I would look at the lyrics but nah. This morning’s been dumb enough already,.

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    • Josh Schott June 11, 2015 / 11:39 am

      Haha!

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  4. George June 11, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    This morning I was looking over at the site Allmusic, and it startled me to find that acts like FGL and Thomas Rhett steadily receive high marks (3 1/2 stars ) for their trashy albums. In the mean time Django and jimmie got the same grade. Some of the responsibility for the atrocities these idiots have caused should be placed on the media.

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  5. Cobra June 11, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    “They’re even funnier reading them out loud.”
    For some reason, I can’t stop thinking of Christopher Walken reading the lyrics to “Poker Face”

    and wishing that he would do the same for a Florida Georgia Line Song.
    Imagine “Sun Daze” as performed by Christopher Walken.

    You know you’re thinking about it now, too!

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      • Lisandro Berry-Gaviria June 11, 2015 / 4:27 pm

        LOL. I love the T-Pain bit.

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  6. Acca Dacca June 11, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Josh, I don’t know where you heard that info about Toby Keith, but there’s no information on his site and no pre-order option anywhere. I think that was a fluke.

    Also, are you guys going to cover Montgomery Gentry’s Folks Like Us? That one doesn’t seem to be on anyone’s radar, which makes me think it’ll sink without much of a trace. I don’t think Trigger is going to do it over at SCM, so it’d be nice to hear an independent opinion. It’s not bad nor as inconsistent as Ronnie Dunn’s most recent album, but it’s also not very good, either. Few decent songs here and there.

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    • Josh Schott June 11, 2015 / 2:53 pm

      You’re right. This is the second time now that it’s been pushed back without announcement. From now on I think I’ll wait until I see it sitting in the iTunes store before I put it on the review list. Haha!

      I’m hopeful to review that album. All of these album releases came flooding in right when we’re doing our mid-year posts, so it pushes the reviews back a little bit. But luckily there aren’t many releases at the end of June and early July, so it should allow us to catch up and cover most of them.

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  7. Raymond June 11, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Wow Josh I wasn’t a fan of the Gloriana album but to say it sucked no offense but that makes it sound like its worst than like FGL or Sam Hunts album which is in no way true plus it makes you sound like both them and Billy are among the very bottom of country. Billy Currington album wasn’t that bad it was a nice summer feel album it wasn’t bad really. Particularly like the new song Drinkin Town With A Football Problem.

    I talked to a few people on Pulse Music Board and this night seem crazy but with Gloriana going nowhere in a hurry with album sales which btw this didn’t even get in the Top 10 for the country albums. Anyway I think that Rachel Reinert should abandon the Gossin brothers. She has star written all over her and the other 2 are holding her back. It would be best for Rachel to go solo and make her own music get better song-writers.

    What had you give the albums out of 10 just a quick grade and quick synopsis

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    • Josh Schott June 11, 2015 / 6:26 pm

      I don’t know I would probably give them both around a 3 or 4. Nothing at FGL or Hunt levels, but pretty forgettable.

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  8. Pete Marshall June 11, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    I like what you say about FGL Josh that was very good and funny but You are right on the money.

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  9. Lisandro Berry-Gaviria June 11, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Wait…only 64% of their songs contain alcohol references? Come ON, Florida Georgia Line, you can do better than that, can’t you?
    That stat actually really surprised me. I would’ve expected more like 80%, at least! Great infographic though. I should take a look at the previous ones.
    You know, what surprises me is why people don’t complain more about Tyler Hubbard completely dominating the duo. Literally the only time I’ve heard Brian Kelley sing (besides background vocals and heavily Auto-tuned repeating of what Hubbard just said) was the second verse of “Dirt.” And he actually has a decent voice compared to Hubbard’s annoying whiny vocals.
    What’s their worst song lyrically, do you guys think? I nominate “Good Good” and “Sun Daze,” but I haven’t listened to most of Here’s To the Good Times (and I don’t intend to), so there’s probably some lyrical atrocities on there that might beat out “Good Good” and “Sun Daze.”

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    • Derek Hudgin June 11, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      “Sun Daze” is pretty bad. “Dayum Baby” and “Party People” are rather atrocious too. But honestly, save for “Dirt,” pick a song of their second album and it’ll fit to answer your question. Haha

      These guys are a one trick pony when it comes to writing songs, and it’s not even that good a trick.

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    • Josh Schott June 11, 2015 / 6:26 pm

      My vote goes for “Dayum Baby.” I think I lost a couple of brain cells reading. Haha!

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      • Derek Hudgin June 11, 2015 / 7:03 pm

        It’s a damn chore to read through FGL lyrics. They have the dumbest lyrics.

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      • petemarshall724 June 11, 2015 / 10:50 pm

        I wouldn’t attempt to read their stupid lyrics of their numb minded songs by FGL. good laughs I love my ears and eyes from reading and listening to them.

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      • Lisandro Berry-Gaviria June 11, 2015 / 10:52 pm

        I just read the lyrics to “Dayum Baby” and there’s no way anybody’s ever going to get me to listen to that. Ugh.

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      • petemarshall724 June 12, 2015 / 12:44 am

        I am going crazy after reading those lyrics.

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  10. Zack June 11, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    Seriously ashamed to admit that I’ve heard both albums…… (strictly out of curiosity! ) Both sucked. This hodgepodge has me laughing so hard though Josh! These two are truly making some dumb music….

    Truly looking forward to the mid year posts! Idk why but I love those kind of lists like mid years and year ends. I’ve made my list and let me say the lowest 9/10 album for me sits at #15….it’s been a monumental year so far (not in the mainstream of course).

    I totally forgot about Sammy Kershaw…..I feel so stupid….. I honestly haven’t heard of any of the others you mentioned but I need to put them on my radar. So far I’ve only heard Montgomery Gentry’s and A Thousand Horses. MG I give a 6/10, ATH I give a 7/10.

    Also, glad to see Thomas Rhett getting backlash from even his own fans, speaking of I actually had an argument on a messaging board with someone on Keith Urban’s latest song, they were hurt that I slammed this song and told me to get a life lol. Just shows that these fans are protective of these artists, but can’t make a valid argument.

    Great hodgepodge as always haha! Looking forward to the reviews!

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  11. Pete Marshall June 11, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Toby Keith’s new cd “35 mph town” is being pushed back again. Man his record label is failing miserably.

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