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7 Carrie Underwood Songs You Need to Listen to Right Now

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Carrie Underwood stole all of our hearts after winning the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005. Since then the songstress has won multiple awards, seven of those being Grammys. Her latest album, Storyteller, is honestly her best thus far. Currently on tour for Storyteller, Underwood performed one of her new singles at the Grammy Awards on February 15th. Below are some of Underwood’s underrated gems that you may have missed.


1. “Dirty Laundry” from Storyteller (2015):

With a Miranda Lambert vibe, which isn’t surprising since they’re close friends, it’s the anthem for when a man has done you wrong. Like Carrie says, “hang him out to dry.”

Lyrics: “That lipstick on your collar, well, it ain’t my shade of pink / And I can tell by the smell of that perfume, it’s like forty dollars too cheap”


2. “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” from Storyteller (2015):

A sweet song for her husband and son. Underwood co-wrote the song with Hillary Lindsey and Brett James, both of whom she works with often. The song was produced by Mark Bright, who also did Underwood’s debut album Some Hearts and was the sole producer for 2012’s Blown Away.

Lyrics: “Never pictured myself singing lullabies / Sitting in a rocking chair in the middle of the night / In the quiet, in the dark / You’re stealing every bit of my heart with your daddy’s eyes / What a sweet surprise”


3. “The Girl You Think I Am” from Storyteller (2015):

Sometimes you need reminding that no one will believe in you like your Daddy. Underwood co-wrote the song with Hillary Lindsey and David Hodges. You may know Hodges from his time with Evanescence which garnered him two Grammy awards, including Best New Artist. The trio also wrote “See You Again,” featured on Blown Away.

Lyrics: “You think I can do the impossible / You always see the best in me when I can’t / I wanna be the girl you think I am”


4. “Wine After Whiskey” from Blown Away (2012):

For when you’ve lost that one love you can never replace.

Lyrics: “Once you’ve tasted a love that strong you can’t go back / And you can’t settle on anything less / And that’s what gets me. It’s like having wine after whiskey”


5. “Songs Like This” from Play On (2009):

Sometimes you just have to take a little revenge when you move on.

Lyrics: “Yea, even I’m surprised / How easy sweet revenge rolls off my lips / If it wasn’t for guys like you / There wouldn’t be songs like this”


6. “The More Boys I Meet” from Carnival Ride (2007):

Hate boys? Love your dog? This is definitely the song for you.

Lyrics: “I close my eyes / And, I kiss that frog / Each time finding / The more boys I meet the more I love my dog”


7. “Just a Dream” from Carnival Ride (2007):

A tear jerker that you’ll want to listen to over and over. Gordie Sampson co-wrote the song with Steve Mcewan and Hillary Lindsey. Sampson and Lindsey also co-wrote Underwood’s Grammy award winning, “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” with Brett James.

Lyrics: “Then they handed her a folded up flag / And she held on to all she had left of him / Oh, and what could have been / And the guns rang one last shot / And it felt like a bullet in her heart”



“Chowtaw County Affair” from Storyteller (2015):

If this doesn’t take you back to when Reba covered Vicki Lawrence’s, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” I don’t know what will.

Lyrics: “But there’s no body, there’s no witness / So y’all go mind your business / It’s a Chocktaw County affair”


“Don’t Forget to Remember Me” from Some Hearts (2005):

An underrated song that so many can relate to. The song was written by Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Morgane Hayes. Hayes, who now goes by Morgane Stapleton, also does the backup vocals on the track. And yes, you read that correctly, it’s Stapleton as in Chris Stapleton’s wife.

Lyrics: “And just like every Sunday I called momma up last night / And even when it’s not, I tell her everything’s alright”

See any I missed? Comment below with your favorite underrated Carrie Underwood songs!

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About Ashleigh Manning

Ashleigh is a junior communication major, student of the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program and writer and social media director for the Odyssey at Kennesaw State University. When she's not listening to an eclectic variety of music, you can find her reading different book series at the same time or binge watching Netflix.

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