Good Song or Bad Song? Charlie Rich: Behind Closed Doors

This is Charlie Rich singing his hit Behind Closed Doors.

You tell me: is this a good song or a bad song?

On the one hand, the piano has a wonderful bluesy, honky-tonk quality, the melody is pleasant, and the singing is rich and smooth.

On the other hand, the lyrics bring disturbing images into the mind’s eye, do they not? In fact, everything about the lyric is positively creepy. Can it be a good song anyway?

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~ by lolarusa on December 30, 2007.

2 Responses to “Good Song or Bad Song? Charlie Rich: Behind Closed Doors”

  1. I wouldn’t say it’s creepy although perhaps his sentiment is slightly dated. I’m referring to how his woman never says no and is always available. I vote that it is not a bad song.

    But this is a bad song. It’s not creepy, but the lyrics lack a certain subtlety. Only click if you have a sense of humor.

  2. I gotta say that One Hot Mama is just as good as Behind Closed Doors. I particularly like the line about “let’s turn this room into a sauna”.

    Plus it’s all about unconditional love. You can’t argue with unconditional love.

    I agree that it is not at all subtle.

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