There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Think of my life long sorrow At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died I really can't stay - Get over that hold out Ah, but it's cold outside Oh, baby, it's cold outside Oh, baby, it's cold outside. The department store collaborated with a number of artists, including Rob Pruitt, Ebony G. Forget Christmas lights and fruitcake. The song was released in no fewer than 8 recordings in 1949 and has been covered numerous times since. The results were unequivocal: the vast majority of the 15,000 respondents demanded the song's return, the station said. But around the mid-2000s, public opinion of the song took a turn as it dawned on some people that what they were listening to sounded a little too much like sexual coercion. Even if we keep it in cultural context, as the author notes a few times, there is no doubt that she is being pursued and, at this point in music history, those types of wink-wink songs, where we accept that boys will be boys, were common.
A young lady has for some reason stopped by a man's apartment maybe for a drink and conversation. But the stations banning the song have been met with a controversy of their own. Every line in the song features a statement from the guest followed by a response from the host. It was written in the 1940s by Frank Loesser, who performed it at parties with his wife. Funny or Die even did an a few years ago that ended in Carey Wilson hitting Scott Aukerman over the head with a poker before fleeing the premises. My sister will be suspicious Gosh your lips look delicious My brother will be there at the door Waves upon the tropical shore.
It might just change your mind — or maybe it will end up strengthening your argument against the song. She is complicit in her own seduction. And America agrees with him—just not quite in the way he might intend. I really can't stay Get over that old out. However, the decision was overturned after a poll, which ran through Dec.
Even if they were interested, women were supposed to put up at least a token protest against male advances, and men were supposed to offer excuses for them to stay if they wanted. So they have to be persuaded. Many listeners have said the song heard on countless holiday playlists is — but others are outraged the classic tune has been taken off the air. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. My maiden aunts mind is vicious Gosh your lips are delicious But maybe just a cigarette more Never such a blizzard before. Susan Loesser, daughter of Frank Loesser and Lynn Garland, blamed the discussion on the association with after television series such as and depicted the comedian performing the song following his for which he was later convicted. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers ranked it as the 22nd-most-played holiday song of all time.
How can you do this thing to me? This led to the post's major argument, that the woman feels like she has to protest staying the night. Out of the endless supply of Christmas tunes, why does this weirdly scandalous and ultimately queasy-making tale of nefarious seduction not only survive but thrive during the holidays? I do not own any copyrights to this song or the movie and have only put it on here for the purposes of entertainment and enjoyment for the holidays. The drink is the excuse. The man wants her to stay, not only because it is cold outside if you don't catch pneumonia and die , but because he cares for her as well. Producing reliable fact-checking and thorough investigative reporting requires significant resources. The man who obviously was enjoying her company, begins to try and persuade her to stay and points out that it would be better to stay the night rather than she head out in the bad weather. They have to interact and engage with one another.
And yet, the song persists year after year. As anyone who has spent the better part of a day listening to Christmas songs while compiling a playlist can attest, not all of them are about Christmas. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Following the controversy, the song has risen to the top 10 of digital sales list for the week of December 22, 2018, with a 70% increase in downloads. She considered it their duet. Parties were built around our being the closing act. After five decades of educating ourselves on the difference between consensual and nonconsensual sex, we can instantly spot a violation in a popular song, but the distinction remains lost in the male-dominated halls of power.
And I know the counter-arguments, chief among them: The Mouse sounds like she wants to be convinced to stay. The short answer is: we changed. Archived from on December 24, 2013. An informal poll on shows a majority of people think the song should not be banned from the airwaves. Have the woman play the Wolf and the man play the Mouse. It's not that she wants the date to end; it's that she's worried about what the rumor mill will have to say if she does. You won't know until you read on.
We are sensitized to these signs. I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry Well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some records on while I pour The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out Ahh, but it's cold outside C'mon baby I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in So nice and warm -- Look out the window at that storm My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious Well maybe just a cigarette more - Never such a blizzard before I've got to get home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there Say, lend me your coat - It's up to your knees out there You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died I really can't stay - Get over that old out Ahh, but it's cold outside. Schimmel Center at Pace University. A man is trying to convince a younger woman to stay at his place rather than go home to her parents. Or have two men or two women sing the song.
Maybe they were unremarkable in the '40s, but in the modern day, they're a tad more sinister. This man is trying to give her excuses to make to do the thing that she wants. Post Mortem calls on all radio stations and malls to please stop playing this song. More: In rare agreement, Americans say sexual misconduct must stop Karen Tongson, an English and gender studies associate professor at the University of Southern California, says the song has to be interpreted as a product of its time. I wish I knew how Your eyes are like starlight now To break this spell I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell.
You've really been grand I thrill when you touch my hand But don't you see? If she thinks he spiked her drink, she ought to call the cops. The song takes place at the end of a date, when the traditionally female singer is trying to head home as the male singer pleads with her to stay. Associated Press articles: Copyright © 2016 The Associated Press. The decision was divisive among critics and the general public, with supporters arguing that the song's possible implications of did not align with current societal norms, and others arguing that the decision was an appeal to. The neighbors will gossip and scandalize her. This Funny or Die skit perfectly illustrates the creepiness.