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50 Best Songs About a Woman Part 3
30) She Let Herself Go – George Strait
It was #50 for George Strait. Not 50 singles. Not even 50 top tens. She Let Herself Go was George Strait’s 50th number one hit single on various country charts. The song is about a girl that has her significant other leave her and everyone expects her to let herself go. On the contrary she does let herself go but she heads out and lives life in a better way than when she was with the guy. So often guys can think they are the center of the world when they are with a great woman. Sometimes all women (and men) need is to get out of a situation in order to see the good things in life they have been missing all these years.
29) She’s Got It All – Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney has had two careers in country music up to this point. In the ’90s, Kenny was a rising country star that always seemed to be searching for his niche. In the ’00s he broke out into superstardom by singing songs about the island life as well as looking back fondly on the high school days. In the first part of his career Kenny released a catchy tune called She’s Got It All. The song is fun, uptempo, and fun to sing along with. The song became Kenny’s first number one hit at the end of 1997 and his career only grew from that point. The song has Kenny acting as the narrator describing all the great things about the woman he has his eye on. In his mind she’s got all the things that make for a wonderful gal. Country songs don’t have to have a clever hook or be overly complicated. Sometimes the simplest lyric with a fun melody can make for the best songs.
28) Lynda – Steve Wariner
During the ’80s, Steve Wariner was a hit making machine. During the decade Steve racked up hit after hit including a run of just under ten #1 hits. One of those top hits was 1987’s Lynda. The song was about the narrator just wanting a chance to fall in love with his dream girl – Lynda. The song is an uptempo rocking tune that fit perfectly along with the other country music of the ’80s. Sometimes a woman can get a hold of a guy and he can’t think about anything but her. Woman have that power over men. It’s not always a bad thing and if the two ever get together there is a chance for happiness.
27) Miss Emily’s Picture – John Conlee
The nasal-singer John Conlee scored a number of big hits during his run in country music from the ’70s and into the ’80s. Conlee was a fan favorite for his down home singing style and his expert ability to pick a simple yet classic country song. At the end of 1981 he released Miss Emily’s Picture and it climbed all the way to #2 on the charts. The song is about a guy that lost his lover to a breakup or a to something worse. The narrator goes through the day of waking up, heading to work, and eventually going to bed. He can’t get away from the thoughts of his lover. He still has pictures of her everywhere he goes. It’s a reminder of the hurt we all feel when we lose someone. Their memory is all around us. It takes time to heal brokenhearted wounds and if the woman is special it can be even more difficult.
26) Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold) – Dan Seals
Dan Seals was one of a few successful Seal family members. Originally, Dan saw success on the pop charts in England Dan & John Ford Coley. The two had a few hit records in the ’70s. By the early ’80s though Dan was on his own and taking over the country world. The song about a Dad and daughter left by their mom who went out to tour the rodeo circuit Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold) was released in 1986 and would go on to reach the #1 spot. The song was one of nine straight number one singles for Seals. Everything That Glitters was a ballad about a woman that yielded to the call of the rodeo more than family. It’s a sad song and one with a lesson for any parent.
25) She’s Not The Cheatin’ Kind – Brooks & Dunn
By the time Brooks & Dunn prepared to release their 3rd album they had become country superstars. The duo’s first two albums had sold mega-millions while yielding ten top hits on the singles charts. The debut single from the guys’ 3rd album was released in 1994. She’s Not The Cheatin’ Kind is a song about a woman that has been scorned by cheaters in the past. The woman heads out to find out if she’s still attractive to other guys, but she can’t bring herself to cheat like her boyfriend. In the end it’s too late for the cheating boyfriend and the woman leaves. The song has the feel of a great Brooks & Dunn song and remains a favorite among fans. Brooks & Dunn helped define a the great ‘90s country music era and She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind is one example of the songs those guys put out.
24) Fast Movin’ Train – Restless Heart
The guys of Restless Heart racked up top hits and gold albums in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Their easy listening brand of country music was a big hit with country fans. In 1990, the guys released the single Fast Movin’ Train and it climbed all the way into the top five on the charts. The groove and sound of the song is still unique in country music. The song has a great piano along with the tight musicianship of all the band members. The chorus is powerful as the narrator tells the story of a one night stand he has with a ‘fast movin’ train’. A great song that still sounds fresh today. You don’t hear many five-part harmony chorus songs much anymore. It’s great stuff and if you haven’t heard it give it a listen.
23) She’s Every Woman – Garth Brooks
In 1995 Garth Brooks released his sixth album Fresh Horses. The album didn’t fare as well as his previous efforts despite selling well by normal standards. The album also yielded some big hits including the debut #1 hit She’s Every Woman. The song sees the narrator discussing the woman he’s with. She’s everything he could have ever dreamed about and wanted. If you’ve ever been in love you know what Garth is singing about in this song. There is a euphoria that overcomes you when you fall in love with the person that is perfect for you.
22) I’m Not Supposed To Love You Anymore – Bryan White
In 1995, Bryan White was on top of the country world. He had a following of loving fans. Teenagers and adults alike all were drawn to the talent and ability Bryan displayed with his songs. He had two number one hits in ’95 and it all led up to the release of his sophomore album in 1996. The lead-off single from the album was I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore. The song about a woman that Bryan isn’t supposed to be with anymore climbed all the way to #4 on the charts spurring sales of the album Between Now and Forever. A sad song about a guy losing the woman of his dreams is another sad tale in the world of loving and losing.
21) What Mattered Most – Ty Herndon
In 1995, an unknown country singer entered the scene with a wordy song about a woman that he let get away. Ty Herndon told CMT the story of the song What Mattered Most. He arrived in Nashville and began listening to tunes with producer Doug Johnson. Johnson presented the song, but thought it was too wordy. Herndon disagreed and thought the lyrics made the song unique. The two cut the record and it was released. The song shot straight up the charts all the way to #1 and became a country classic that year. The song is remains popular today. The story of a guy that lost the perfect girl resonates still today. The narrator in the song new all the little details about the girl, but he never paid attention to what mattered most – her dreams.