Here is Part 2 of the best woman songs in country music history…
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50 Best Songs About a Woman – Part 2
40) Carlene – Phil Vassar
In 1999, country fans were introduced – or so they thought – to a piano man with enough country in him to turn heads. The debut song from Phil Vassar was Carlene and it caught the attention of country fans for its piano-based melody and the catchy lyrics that told the story about running into a girl from the past. Phil Vassar had seen big time success as a songwriter before Carlene shot into the top five in ’99-’00. The song launched Phil’s career that is still going strong today. A tune about running into a girl from high school about 10 or 20 years later, Carlene connected with fans for hitting on an emotion about guys that get the chance to have a do over with the girl they knew long ago. It seems like most guys have that woman in their lives and Phil Vassar was there to put the song to a catchy melody.
39) Right On The Money – Alan Jackson
In 1998, country legend Alan Jackson had yet another #1 hit with the Vassar-penned tune Right On The Money. The song is simple yet catchy country tune about a woman that is the best at melting cheese. There are many great things about many great women in the world, but Vassar and his writing partner captured a few of the simple things that make a woman right on the money. Combine those sentiments with the classic country voice of Alan Jackson and you have a surefire smash hit on your hands. While it’s not known as one of Alan’s biggest hits the song remains a favorite among many for being a simple love song about a wonderful woman.
38) Rainy Day Woman – Waylon Jennings
With a bit of frustration Waylon Jennings described a depressed and pessimistic woman when he sang Rainy Day Woman. The song reached #2 on the charts in 1975. There must have been a few guys out there that could relate to the song and Waylon was the perfect guy to deliver the tune to the masses. The song is filled with great melody from guitars and the powerful vocals of Waylon. We all know those people out there are looking for the rain in life rather than finding the glimmer of sunshine in each situation. It can make life difficult with these folks, but the optimists in all of us can overcome it. A great tune from Waylon from a great era in country music.
37) Queen of My Double Wide Trailer – Sammy Kershaw
Sammy Kershaw released one of his signature songs at the end of 1993 with Queen of My Double Wide Trailer. The song, written by songwriting legend Dennis Linde, became a smash hit that year and remains a favorite among country music fans. Queen of My Double Wide Trailer is about a guy falling in love with a simple gal. She’s the queen of his double wide and there is nothing he wants more than to keep her for his own. She can’t refuse even when running into the “Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench” (one of the greatest lines in country music history). The song is a favorite of Sammy fans and has stood the test of time. All these years later Sammy is still playing this song on tour. It’s fun to sing along with when it comes on the radio and that’s why generations of country fans have fallen in love with it.
36) Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On – Mel McDaniel
Mel McDaniel had his lone #1 hit with 1985’s Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On. The song is a fun tune about a woman that is looking damn good in her jeans. Many men know the feeling they get when they see a beautiful woman walking in front of them in jeans that fit just right. Add a catchy, fun melody with the country vocals of Mel McDaniel and you have the formula for a hit song. Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On remains a fan favorite today as it sees a good rotation on classic country radio stations. The song left its mark on country music by capturing the feeling many men get when they see a woman walking in those jeans.
35) Adalida – George Strait
For a guy as big in country music as George Strait there is no doubt that a few of his mega tunes would make this list. Adalida was a catchy number from Strait that entered the top three on the charts in early 1995. The song is memorable for its catchy chorus that involves the name of the interest in the song – Adalida. The narrator of the song proclaims his love for the Cajun Queen and Belle of the Bayou in the song as he belts out his feelings. Nobody can put the country spin on a song like King George and the lyrics fit the theme perfectly. Another classic from George, Adalida remains a favorite of fans even if it wasn’t one of George’s 50+ #1s.
34) Linda On My Mind – Conway Twitty
Country legend Conway Twitty had many number one hits in his career. One of those hits was about a woman named Linda. The song was Linda On My Mind and it became a signature song for the artist that had multiple signature career hits. The song is about a unique situation when a man falls in love with a good friend of his wife. He knows he isn’t entirely happy with his wife and that he loves Linda. By the end of the song the narrator is lying next to his wife and she is crying because even she has come to realize that he is lying there with Linda on his mind. Women can have a powerful effect on men. Linda was able to capture the heart of the narrator and he was forced to make a decision as a result of her influence. That’s one of the powers of a woman.
33) I Don’t Even Know Your Name – Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson has had quite the career. When folks become as successful as Alan there are sure to be friends and family doing a few song pitches. Most if not all of those songs will be a bit under par. Alan had a few family members that were suggesting the song title I Don’t Even Know Your Name and kept on pitching it. Alan finally sat down and wrote the song and gave the two family members songwriting credit. The song would go on to become a surprise #1 hit in 1995. The song is about a guy that meets a waitress he falls for only to later get a little intoxicated and accidentally marry a different waitress that isn’t such a prize. The song is a fun-nature song that fits right into the country mold. The poor waitress in the tune is the topic of the song and the poor gal can’t even get Alan to remember her name.
32) I’ll Still Be Loving You – Restless Heart
Country band Restless Heart had a huge career from the mid-’80s through the mid’90s. The band was known for mixing country music with the easy listening adult contemporary. The band’s harmonies and musicianship was unmatched at the time. Of their many hits one became a song that became a signature song for the group was a song about a woman. I’ll Still Be Loving You became a #1 hit in 1987. The song sees the narrator professing his love that will never end for the woman of his dreams. Restless heart captured the easy listening nature of the late ’80s in country music perfectly and I’ll Still Be Loving You remains a classic women love to hear and men love to play since it’ll always be difficult for men to say exactly how they feel.
31) She’s More – Andy Griggs
In 2000, a young pop-country singer came out with his ode to the woman in his life. She’s More became a #2 smash hit for Andy Griggs that spring and remains one of his biggest hits. The song sees the narrator singing about how the woman he’s with isn’t the woman he pictured in his dreams, but that she actually turned out to be more than he could have ever wished for. Men often fault on the side of not knowing exactly what they want. Andy Griggs found a song that realized the greatness of a woman he didn’t even realize was perfect for him until they were together. The song remains a favorite for couples that have found true love despite dreaming of something else.