We need to talk about the song Baby It’s Cold Outside. It was written in 1944 by Frank Loesser, well known in the musical theatre circle, who originally sang it with his wife at a Christmas party. The song was features in the film Neptune’s Daughter and won an Oscar.
It became an instant classic and has been covered by artists like Bing Crosby and Doris Day, Michael Buble and Idina Menzel, Brett Elderidge and Meghan Trainor, Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
In recent years, the song has been criticized for some of it’s more troubling lyrics. Specifically the pressure put on the female vocalist to stay and even though she insists she, “really must go.” Many say that the song send a terrible message about consent. Which is songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemansk decided to rewrite the song.