It’s been a while since we last made fun of a 70’s song. You have to admit, this one was a hoot to go over. But several years before that dumb song charted, Mac Davis wrote a hit called “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me.” While it’s not as goofy as “Torn Between Two Lovers,” it still has its moments.

Girl you’re gettin’ that look in your eyes,
and it’s starting to worry me.
(That’s not a look, it’s a skin tag. My mom thought it was a stye when I was born.)

I ain’t ready for no family ties,
nobody’s gonna hurry me.
(It’s the 70’s. Who wants to get married? I just wanna fool around!)

Just keep it friendly girl ’cause I don’t want to leave,
Don’t start clinging to me girl ’cause I can’t breathe.
(Okay, that has to be a ‘fat joke!’)

Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.
Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.
‘Cause I’ll just use you then I’ll set you free.
(At least you’re honest. But the truth is I okay with that so stop patting yourself on the back.)

Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.
(I think you said that already.)

Girl you’re a hot blooded woman, child,
and it’s warm where you’re touching me.
(That’s just plain gross on so many levels.)

But I can tell by your tremblin’ smile,
you’re seeing way too much in me.
(It’s trembling because you just called me ‘girl,’ ‘woman,’ and ‘child’ in the same sentence.)

Girl don’t let your life get tangled up with mine,
’cause I’ll just leave you, I can’t take no clinging vine.

Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.
Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.
‘Cause I’ll just use you then I’ll set you free.
(Not if I use you first, Bobby Ewing!)

Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.


Here’s a little known fact: Mac Davis wrote this song after his record label insisted that he write a song with a “hook.” No word for sure if using the word “hook” within the “hook” was intentional or not. Also not sure if Mac is drunk in this video. Why is he laughing during the first chorus? Maybe I’m not the only one who thinks this song is a big log of cheese. It also had to be difficult to take yourself seriously while singing those lyrics on television.

Note: Mac laughed again at the end as the music was fading. Drunk, I say.

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