Lookin' For a Good Time

Album: Lady Antebellum (2008)
Charted: 67
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  • This song is about two people discussing their plans to have a one night stand with each other. Lady Antebellum songbird Hillary Scott described this number to Country Stars Central as: "Just a fun song that people want to crank up in their car when it comes on the radio."
  • Scott told Country Stars Central about the song's music video, which pays homage to American Bandstand-type shows. She explained: "We actually shot that in Nashville in a warehouse type place. We just wanted to do something fun, and we all love that whole era of the 50's clothes and all those variety shows. The set was exactly what we pictured in our heads. The guy who directed our first video, Chris Hicky who lives here in Nashville, directed the second video as well so it was great to be with him again, and work with him. The outfit I wore was a fringy blue dress, and I had to shake my hips a lot to make my dress move, (Laughs) and I do not know how the girls on Dancing with the Stars and Beyoncé can just dance throughout a show every single night, night after night, after night in those 5 inch heels! It was one of the best workouts I've ever had. I thought to myself, gosh, I understand why all those stars on Dancing with the Stars end up losing weight and getting into awesome shape. It was fun; it was a lot of fun!"
  • Hillary Scott told AOL the story behind this song. "We wanted to do something fun and light-hearted and not take ourselves too seriously. Something flirty that Charles and I would have a blast performing on stage. We thought, 'Let's talk about something that is a reality for so many people' -- and that is going out on the town. And whether or not you go out with the intention of meeting people, a lot of times you do. In this case, in the song you were just looking for someone."
  • Scott explained to AOL why they altered the lyrics on the radio version: "We just felt more comfortable with that, with it being country radio and so many young listeners. I have an eight year old little sister, and I thought, 'If I don't feel comfortable with her singing it the way it is, then I'm completely ok with the lyric change.' It's kind of up for your interpretation. Either they go home with each other or they're just at the bar having a good time, because it never really goes one way or the other, if he gets in the cab or not. It's really tongue-in-cheek and fun. We're all in our mid-to-late twenties and it's relevant to our lives right now. My mama probably wouldn't be proud of that, but it is!"
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