Overnight sensation - One of the most over-used and misapplied coronations ever.
It’s been used to describe CONFEDERATE RAILROAD in that very manner.
In the case of Railroad, it most often refers to the frenzy that surrounded the mega-
hit “Trashy Women”. From lead singer, DANNY SHIRLEY’s perspective, “We weren’t
an overnight sensation; ‘Trashy Women’ was.”
The facts are simple. The debut self-titled album had three singles before “Trashy
Women” and was selling well. On the strength of “She Took It Like A Man”, “Jesus
and Mama” and “Queen of Memphis” the album sold more than 500,000 copies in its
first 72 weeks. However it sold more than 500,000 copies in the first seven weeks
“Trashy Women” was the designated single. It was a song that had every chance of
never being recorded which is the stuff of ironic legends.