Album: Anything Goes (2014)
Charted: 44

Songfacts®:

  • This feel-good track kicks off with some whistling, before Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley start singing lyrics about wearing flip flops and getting high over an island vibe. The FGL duo penned the song with Nashville songwriters Cary Barlowe (Lady Antebellum's "American Honey"), Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy") and musician Jesse Frasure who played keys on TobyMac's Eye On It album.
  • The FGL duo sing on the hook:

    All I wanna do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned
    Work a little less, play a little more
    That's what this day is for.


    Brian Kelley told Rolling Stone Country that he woke up one morning with the chorus and, "literally wrote that in my phone."
  • Hubbard told Radio.com how the song fell out of the sky while FGL were on tour with Nelly. "We had just finished writing another song called 'Good Good' that is a song on the album. We were just messing around with this different beat [and] all of a sudden it just started happening," he recalled. "It's just one of those songs that BK says it best, 'You gotta thank the songwriting gods for that one.' It hit us and we wrote it real quick, finished it on Sunday. Just one of those songs we can't stop listening to."
  • The FGL pair have a Christian background, having met through worship services in college. But such lyrics as this tune's reference to getting stoned portray a lifestyle the church would probably not approve of. Asked outright during an interview with Billboard magazine if they smoked, Hubbard didn't hesitate. "Yeah. Oh, yes," he replied, as a publicist tried to stop him. "We're professional partiers."
  • The single release changes "get stoned" to the more radio-friendly "stay home" in the chorus.
  • Hubbard sings in the second verse, "If you want, you can pet on my Harley." That is a reference to his pet dog, a golden retriever named Harley.

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