SLS – Honey Bee by Blake Shelton

This week for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has prompted us with songs pertaining to Babe, Cutie, Doll, Honey, Sweetie. Boy, there’s a lot out there for us to gather for this one.

I chose “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton. I’ve loved Blake Shelton since he made his debut in 2001 with his hit single “Austin”.

SONG FUN FACTS

  • Released in April 2011
  • 1st single on Shelton’s Red River Blue album
  • Shelton debut the song at the Academy of Country Music awards (ACM’s) on April 3, 2011.
  • Video was filmed in California and was directed by Trey Fanjoy. It premiered on NBC.com on May 10, 2011.
  • Reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs in July 2011
  • Billboard Magazine names “Honey Bee” the 8th top song for 2011 in the 50 most popular country songs based on radio airplay.
  • Song received a Grammy Award nomination on November 30 for Best Country Solo Performance, lost to Taylor Swift’s “Mean”
  • Written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip
  • Song sold 138,000 digital downloads in its first week, setting a new record of the most first-week downloads by a male country singer.
  • It became Shelton’s fourth consecutive and ninth #1 single on the country charts.
Girl, I been thinkin' 'bout us
And you know I ain't good at this stuff
These feelings pilin' up won't give me no rest
This might come out a little crazy
A little sideways, yeah maybe
I don't know how long it'll take me
But I'll do my best
You'll be my soft and sweet
I'll be your strong and steady
You'll be my glass of wine
I'll be your shot of whiskey
You'll be my sunny day
I'll be your shade tree
You'll be my honeysuckle
I'll be your honey bee
Yeah, that came out a little country
But every word was right on the money
And I got you smilin' honey right back at me
Now hold on 'cause I ain't done
There's more where that came from
Well you know I'm just havin' fun, but seriously
If you'll be my Louisiana
I'll be your Mississippi
You'll be my Little Loretta
I'll be your Conway Twitty
You'll be my sugar, baby
I'll be your sweet iced tea
You'll be my honeysuckle
I'll be your honey bee
Your kiss just said it all
I'm glad we had this talk
Nothing left to do
But fall in each others arms
I coulda said I love you
Coulda wrote you a line or two
Baby, all I know to do
Speak right from the heart
If you'll be my soft and sweet
I'll be your strong and steady
You'll be my glass of wine
I'll be your shot of whiskey
You'll be my sunny day
I'll be your shade tree
You'll be my honeysuckle
I'll be your honey bee
You'll be my Louisiana
I'll be your Mississippi
You'll be my Little Loretta
I'll be your Conway Twitty
You'll be my sugar baby
I'll be your sweet iced tea
You'll be my honeysuckle
And I'll be your honey bee
I'll be your honey bee
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Rhett Akins / Ben Hayslip
Honey Bee lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

12 Comments on “SLS – Honey Bee by Blake Shelton

  1. Ahhh, good ol’ Blake Shelton! I love seeing him on `The Voice` (that is right, right?) I love the little references in the lyrics, they are really sweet!

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  2. I know who Blake Shelton is because of Gwen Stefani, but this is the first song I think I have heard by him. Thank you for picking it because I have often wondered who he was.

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