In “Online,” Brad Paisley sings about the classic loser who lives with his mom, drives a clunker and has never been to second base. But when he goes online (to MySpace, of all places) he becomes a new man. Online, he’s 6 ft. 3in., lives in Hollywood, drives a Maserati, is a black belt in karate and shows off his six-pack abs in GQ and Calvin Klein ads. As Brad sings, “Yeah, I’m cooler online.” The problem is the things that make this guy a “loser” — playing the tuba and liking sci-fi — aren’t bad at all. What makes him a loser is pretending to be someone online that he’s not. It makes us think of a 40-year-old creep sitting at home, chatting online with 18-year-olds. Shudder. But while the song may be bad, the video, starring Jason Alexander (who also directed), William Shatner, Estelle Harris and Maureen McCormick, is kind of awesome.
Sample lyrics: “Even on a slow day I can have a three-way/ Chat with two women at one time.”