Hear Nathaniel Rateliff’s Cover of 2018’s ‘Controversial’ Christmas Song
And we can't help but like it... In case you've been hiding under a rock, or just not listening to Christmas music (I'm with you), radio stations across the country have banned the '40s classic, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' in light of the recent #metoo movement, with lyrics seemingly about a man just not taking a woman's 'no' as an answer. You can read the song lyrics in question via USA Today.
NME reported that a 'growing number of US stations have opted to ban the song, after it was first taken off the air by Star102 FM in Cleveland, Ohio.'
Additionally, the station's listeners didn't even agree with that call, with 94% of them voting in a poll saying they wanted to hear the song.
Colorado's Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have released a version of the song with singer Julie Davis, who tells Denver's Westword, 'I've always thought of the song as an anthem of foreplay heading toward consensual sex.'
It's a Christmas song, after all, and maybe we're taking things a little too far? Either way, you can take a listen to Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats' take of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' here: