"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a call and response tune that's meant for laughs. There's no ice and snow outside. They're in a sunshine state. He's not slipping a drug into her drink to take advantage of her. Watch the movie. This song has unjustly acquired the reputation of being a Christmas holiday tune that suggests date rape. Wrong. Again, watch the number in the movie.
If young singers today are rewriting the lyrics to make it "politically correct," they are tampering with an artist's work. The man who wrote "Baby, It's Cold Outside" also wrote the scores for three classic Broadway musicals -- GUYS AND DOLLS, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Leave the work of songwriter Frank Loesser alone.
Rewriting the lyrics shows that today's artists have not done their homework and it also shows a lack of imagination. They have not watched either the film in which the song was introduced nor have they watched the number. The number was not just performed by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban. It was also sung by Betty Garrett (as the sister) and Red Skelton. In their part of the number, Garrett as the kooky sister is the aggressive one.
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