Baby It’s Contentious Outside

Frank Loesser’s 1944 winter standard Baby It’s Cold Outside is not being played on some radio stations.  While some people insist the song is a classic, the lyrics are especially controversial right now because we’re looking more closely than usual at suggestions of sexual harassment and assault.  Here’s a link to yesterday’s USA Today article, which includes the complete lyrics: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/12/06/baby-its-cold-outside-all-lyrics-controversial-song/2229909002/ I never heard the song until this week, when I learned about the controversy.  Initially, I was repulsed, but I’m trying to keep an open mind.  The song was written more than seventy years ago, when the scenario may have been … Continue reading Baby It’s Contentious Outside