If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me


If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me

Infobox Single
Name = If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me


Artist = Bellamy Brothers
from Album = Two and Only
A-side =
B-side =
Released = March 1979
Format = 7"
Recorded = 1978
Genre = Country, pop country
Length = 3:14
Label = Warner Bros. Records
8790
Writer = David Bellamy
Producer = Michael Lloyd
Chart position =
Last single = "Lovin' On"
(1978)
This single = "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me"
(1979)
Next single = "You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie"
(1979)

"If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me" is a song made famous by the country music duo The Bellamy Brothers. Written by David Bellamy, the song was released in 1979 and became their first No. 1 hit on the "Billboard magazine" Hot Country Singles chart that spring.

Overall, "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body ..." was the Bellamys' second No. 1 song; their 1976 song, "Let Your Love Flow," topped the Billboard Hot 100.

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"If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body ..." (in some sources called "If I Said You "Have" a Beautiful Body ...") ["The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)), p. 233-234.] derived its double entendre title from an old Groucho Marx quote. [ [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7458 If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me) by the Bellamy Brothers SongFacts] ] Songwriter David Bellamy told country music journalist Tom Roland that he regularly watched Marx's program, "You Bet Your Life", where Marx sometimes used the quote while interviewing an attractive female contestant, then shake his cigar and raise his eyebrows to elict a reaction. [Roland.] [ [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7458 If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me) by the Bellamy Brothers SongFacts] ] The comment stuck in Bellamy's head as a possible hook line for a song.

"If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body ..." earned its first success in Northern Ireland [ [http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2514572.ece Bellamy brothers are coming ... so don't hold that song against them] ] before becoming a hit in the United States. The song was also a minor hit on Top 40 stations, peaking at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Following the success of "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body ... ," the Bellamy Brothers would record several more songs that used double-entendre in their titles, most notably their 1981 No. 1 hit "Do You Love as Good as You Look."

Re-recording

On their 2005 album "Angels & Outlaws, Vol. 1", The Bellamy Brothers re-recorded this song with Dolly Parton. This renedition peaked at #60 on the country charts, giving the Bellamy Brothers their first chart entry since "Not" in 1994.

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References

*Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:gpfqxxwjldhe All Music Guide — "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)" by the Bellamy Brothers] .


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