Darius Rucker’s Forgotten First Country Song Was About Burger King

Darius Rucker is one of the most successful stars in country music today. What many may forget, however, is that his first country music song was about Burger King!

Rucker’s Burger King Song

Back in 2005, Rucker broke out into the country music scene by starring in an epic ad for Burger King, singing about the Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch sandwich. Check it out for yourself in the video below.

The lyrics to the song include:

When my belly starts a-rumblin’
and I’m Jonesin’ for a treat,
I close my eyes for a big surprise
the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch.

I love the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch
The breasts they grow on trees
and streams of bacon ranch dressing
flow right up to your knees.

There’s tumbleweeds of bacon
and cheddar paves the streets
Folks don’t front ya ’cause you got the juice
there’s a train of ladies coming with a nice caboose

Never get in trouble, never need an excuse
That’s the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch

I love the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch
No one tells you to behave (behave)
Your wildest fantasies come true
Dallas cheerleaders give you shaves.

Red onions make you laugh instead
and french fries grow like weeds
You get to veg all day
all the lotto tickets pay
there’s a king who wants you to have it your way,
That’s the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch
the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch

Related: Country Singer Darius Rucker Arrested On Drug Charges

Fans Respond

Fans still love this ad to this day.

“Seriously what commercial even comes close to this? GOAT,” one social media user commented, with another adding, “Thank you so much for this. I was too young to have free access to the Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch when it was available, but this commercial and its hypnotic song has been living rent-free and welcome in my brain ever since.”

“We all came here because of the impact that this song had on us lmfao. I think it’s time they bring the TCBCR back baby.. have it your way,” a third user wrote. A fourth person commented, “America will never be this great again.”

Related: Country Stars Darius Rucker And Jimmie Allen Battle Over Whether Football Has Gone ‘Soft’

Rucker Sounds Off

Rucker admitted in August of last year that when he initially wanted to enter the country music world, he was told that fans “would never accept a black country singer.” 

“To be honest with you, I didn’t think I would have much success. And when I started doing the radio stations and stuff, I had people say to me, to my face, ‘My audience would never accept a Black country singer,’” Rucker said, according to US Magazine. “That’s something that I was like, ‘Okay, just play the record, let’s see?’ And then they did.”

Thankfully, country music fans immediately accepted Rucker, with his first single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” debuting at number one on the Hot Country Songs charts. 

“I wasn’t worried about it ’cause I just want to make records, you know?” he said. “I mean, I wasn’t sitting around going, ‘Oh my God, you know, I’m going to be the Black guy in country.’”

Rucker persevered and remains a beloved country music star to this day. Are you a fan of Rucker’s music? Let us know in the comments section.

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