FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (feat. Dorothy Kirsten)
“Say, what’s in that drink?”
Meant to be a lighthearted and playful duet, shifting social norms have painted this 1944 Frank Loesser song as one of the creepiest of all time… and frankly, it’s tough not to raise an eyebrow or two with some of these lyrics. What may have been considered flirtatious in the Eisenhower era is a minefield by modern standards.
Nevertheless, the song remains as part of our cultural canon, if only for the “WTF” factor.
We’re not here to tell you how to view it. If you find it offensive, then that’s your prerogative. We’re just here to let you know that a) Frank Sinatra sang it with Dorothy Kirsten for the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter, and b) Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Be careful out there…