After an OH station banned the song, much to the disagreement of the majority of its listeners, discussions about the song have taken off not just in America, but around the world, as some other stations said they will ban it. Critics say the lyrics describe a date rape scenario and the song no longer deserves a spot on Christmas playlists.
Though the song was supposedly written for Christmas parties, it's been recorded by some top artists over the last 50 years. The chief lyric in question is the point in the duet where the woman, who the male singer is trying to convince to stay at his place for a night of romance, says, "Hey, what's in this drink?"
Glenn Anderson, one of the hosts of the OH radio station WDOK, which first made a decision to ban the song, described the song as "very manipulative and wrong". They include Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae, Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Buble and Idina Menzel, Bing Crosby and Doris Day, as well as many others. "You know, 'This drink is going straight to my head, so what's in this drink?' Back then it didn't mean 'You drugged me'".
King continued, "I think you can look at anything and read something into it these days, and I just don't think that was the case when they wrote that song and the intent of the song". It was a different time'.
"I totally get what you're saying about the context", he acknowledged, "but that powerful reaction has to be dealt with".
"Say, what's in this drink?" she sings and "I simply must go ... the answer is no". "I think my father would be furious at that", she told NBC News.
People get offended over the weirdest things sometimes ... shall we start picking apart the lyrics of every rock song that is played during the regular season?
Say what's in this drink?