Friday Five: Cinderella

Ken Morton, Jr. | January 27th, 2012

Cinderella looks really great for her age. Considering the fact that she was “born” way back in 1697 in a story written by Charles Perrault, that girl needs to bottle whatever she’s putting on her face and go head-to-head with Oil of Olay.

Cinderella’s story has gone on to inspire operas, ballets, ice shows, poems, plays, pantomime, musical theater, films, books, video games and… country music songs.  Today, Engine 145 brings you five songs about the princess herself, Miss Cinderella.

 

5. Suzy Bogguss – “Hey, Cinderella”

Released in 1993, this was the second single from Bogguss’ album Something Up My Sleeve. It’s appropriate that it’s the #5 in our playlist as the song reached the same number on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in early 1994.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7b5IBYfTUU

 

4. Chuck Wicks – “Stealing Cinderella”

This song also reached the number five spot on the charts back in 2007. It tells the story of a young man trying to have the scary conversation with his girlfriend’s father, asking for permission to marry his daughter. This song came out BDWTS for Wicks. (Before Dancing with the Stars.)

 

3. John Michael Montgomery – “I Can Love You Like That”

While Montgomery was making this a smash hit on the country charts, a pop group called All-4-One had a version climbing the regular Billboard charts that made it all the way to, you guessed it, number five.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7mhvo7GkC8

 

2. Vince Gill – “Cinderella”

Released in way back early 1987 in the first half of Gill’s career, this was the first single from the album The Way Back Home. The song also reached #5 on the country charts. (Are you sensing a theme?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC_77xPQ7zg

 

1. Buck Owens – “Cinderella”

Released in 1970 off of Owens’ Rompin’ and Stompin’ album, this little song about the princess didn’t chart, but there were five original members of his band, The Buckaroos.

  1. SamB
    January 27, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I love the Suzy Bogguss song, would have been very disappointed if it hadn’t been included here! I also have a bit of a soft spot for that Chuck Wicks song too.

  2. bob
    January 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Suzy B’s “Hey, Cinderella” is #1 for me.

    Another Cindy song – “It’s Midnight Cinderella” from Garth’s “Fresh Horses” album.

  3. Brenda Barrett
    January 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I would add Trisha Yearwood’s version of “Fairytale” to this list.

  4. Michael A.
    January 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Suzy Bogguss’ “Hey Cinderella” would also be #1 on my list.

    Garth’s “It’s Midnight Cinderella” also peaked at #5.

  5. Ben Foster
    January 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Yay for Suzy Bogguss! “Hey Cinderella” is easily one of my favorite songs she’s done. Co-written by my favorite songwriter Matraca Berg, no less. I love that it’s mature and intelligent, with mild touches of humor. It would be #1 on my list as well.

    Slightly surprised to see “Stealing Cinderella” on this list, as there tend to be negative opinions on it with most of these blog sites, but I don’t really mind the song. I remember liking it when it came out.

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