Here are the ten songs for part 4…
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50 Best Songs About a Woman Part 4
20) Rebecca Lynn – Bryan White
After two singles that failed to make a large impression on the country charts, Bryan White burst onto the scene with his 3rd single. After Someone Else’s Starpeaked, Bryan released the single Rebecca Lynn. The song is about two kids falling in love. The sweet song includes some great imagery like playing kick the can and ring-a-round the rosy. Bryan White’s sweet vocals fit the story perfectly and the song climbed all the way to #1 in 1995. The song remains a favorite on radios today.
19) Norma Jean Riley – Diamond Rio
In 1992, country group Diamond Rio released the fourth 4th single from their debut album. Norma Jean Riley was co-written by the band’s keyboardist Dan Truman. The song is about a young boy falling for a young girl named Norma Jean Riley. The story plays out so the two actually do fall in love. The beauty of the song is in the chorus. The song is unbelievably catchy. You can catch kids and adults both singing along to the chorus.
Everybody says ‘fool, fool’ nothin’ you can do never gonna see her with the likes of you…
The song reached #2 on the charts and remains a fan favorite as the band continues touring.
18) My Maria – Brooks & Dunn
To kick of ’96 and a new album Brooks & Dunn recorded a country classic and put their own spin on things. My Maria became a sensation that year for the duo and remains a signature song for the guys. While the song is simple in lyric, the vocal hooks lead singer Ronnie Dunn added to the track made people fall in love with the song about a girl named Maria. The song became a #1 hit in ’96 and further enhanced Brooks & Dunn as country music legends. As the guys were closing out there time as a duo in 2010 My Maria was frequently a fan favorite as they requested for the guys to play the song one last time together live. Luckily we’ll be able to listen to the recorded version on radio and on our own for many years to come.
17) If I Could Make a Living – Clay Walker
Back in 1993, a young energetic country singer from Texas emerged on the scene with a hit debut album and 4 hit singles – 3 of which went #1. Clay Walker found enormous success with his debut effort and it would have been difficult to top that on the sophomore album for most artists. Clay was able to pull off the feat. He recorded an Alan Jackson co-penned tune and released it as the debut single from his second album. If I Could Make a Living went on to reach the top spot on the country singles chart and remains a Clay Walker classic. The song is about a guy that loves a particular woman so much that he thinks he’d be a millionaire if he could earn his keep simply by loving her. The song was uptempo, fun, and catchy. The sing along tune remains a timeless classic today and one of the best songs about a woman.
16) Thank God For You – Sawyer Brown
The energetic and hard-working band Sawyer Brown had a string of huge hits in the early and mid-’90s. In 1993, the group had a #1 hit with Thank God For You. The song kicked off a high period in the band’s career. The tune is uptempo and a fan favorite in the energy packed Sawyer Brown live show. Thank God For You has the narrator saying thanks to all the people in his life for the things he has. He thanks many people for the things in his life but he knows he has to thank God for the greatest thing in his life – his woman. A classic song about a woman, Thank God For You remains a radio staple. When it comes on the radio everybody gets their feet tapping and their car voices into high gear.
15) Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
Keith Urban‘s first album was a huge success. Four hit singles and a million albums sold made for a great debut for the Aussie artist. It wasn’t until his American sophomore effort that Keith Urban became a mega country star. To kick off the album Keith released the huge hit Somebody Like You. Laced with a ganjo intro and lyrics about loving a girl Keith took over the landscape of country music and fans flocked from all genres. The song had a relatively simple lyric, but was about a specific girl yet all the woman out there thought Keith was singing just to them. And he may have been. Nobody loves their fans more than Keith Urban. He gets right up in the stands during his live shows. That’s one of the reasons he’s been the Entertainer of the Year. Somebody Like You was a huge hit in 2002 and remains a classic song today.
14) Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
You know we couldn’t get through this list without a song about mama. Merle Haggard wrote the ultimate rebel song. Mama Tried became a #1 hit in 1968. The song was about a rebel young man that couldn’t stay out of trouble. Despite having a mama that was a saint the guy just kept finding his way into trouble. He was a rebel by nature and despite a loving mama that tried to raise him right he just kept finding himself on the wrong side of every decision. There are many great mamas out there that have many rebel sons and daughters. Today the song still has an impact on new generations. I remember sitting at the table playing poker one night when Mama Tried came on the radio. My uncle looked at his cards then looked at the radio. He said, “I always liked this song.” That may seem like nothing, but to know my uncle is to know that the song fits well. And that’s what great country music is about.
13) Wild One – Faith Hill
Sticking with the wild child theme Faith Hill took country music fans on a ride with her debut single in 1993 and 1994. Wild One went to #1 on the charts and stole the hearts of wild daughters all over the country. The song was about a young girl growing up with wide eyes and big dreams. Her daddy told her she could do anything and be anybody. That is usually the best advice a parent can give to their kid. Faith Hill went on to have a huge career and is still going strong while raising a family with fellow country superstar Tim McGraw. Faith Hill seems like a former wild one that is only beginning to realize her wildest dreams.
12) The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song) – George Jones
The legendary George Jones has recorded so many hits songs in his career that it’s likely he’s covered just about every topic, theme, and emotion there is to be experienced in life. In 1985, George took a lighthearted approach to making music about a woman. The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song) first comes off as a song about a gentleman admiring the narrator’s car. The two guys go on to discuss the beauty of the one. It isn’t until the end of the song when everybody realizes the guy was talking about the brunette in the car with the narrator. The effects women have on men…it’s a powerful pull.
11) I Still Believe In You – Vince Gill
How often to guys get caught up in a relationship and not realize they’re doing all the thinking about themselves while leaving the one they love out to dry? Woman need their fair share of attention and rightly so. Vince Gill hit that emotion with perfection in 1992 with I Still Believe In You. The song went on to become a huge hit and Vince continued his domination of country music throughout the ’90s. The song about knowing you wronged a sweet girl is a crushing feeling especially if you lost that girl. Don’t take her for granted guys. Believe in her while you’re still together.