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50 Best Songs About a Woman Part 5
10) It’s Your Song – Garth Brooks
In 1998, Garth Brooks released the biggest selling live album of all time. Double Live is certified for shipping over 20 million albums. The lone single from the collection was a song that became a tribute to Brooks’ mother (he didn’t write the track). Mamas have a special impact on their kids. Garth gave credit to his mom often for influencing him and encouraging his enormous success. Garth became a superstar in the ’90s and 1998 was a huge year for the rocking country artist. It’s Your Song proved to be a huge hit as Brooks let all of his fans know how much he loved his mom. It’s a great song that is truly one of the best songs about a woman.
9) Jolene – Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton wrote about a woman trying to take her man and the resulting song became a #1 hit for her in 1973. Jolene became a sensation in country music as women flocked to listen to the song from the rising country and business superwoman. Dolly Parton is a storytelling performer and she’s written some of the greatest songs in country music history. Jolene remains an influence on multiple generations. It’s often covered, but none of the new recordings come close to the way Dolly was able to tell the story of the sneaky Jolene that was trying to take her man.
8) Amanda – Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings had a long and successful career in country music. In 1979 he released one of his biggest hits Amanda. The song about a country singer that loves a good woman became a huge hit for the outlaw. The song’s story saw the guy thinking he wasn’t good enough for his Amanda. While he’s still wearing his jeans and playing music he knows that perhaps Amanda deserved someone that would stay home. Many man feel like they aren’t good enough for the great women of the world. Those women are usually tough and resilient enough to withstand everything men can throw at them. Waylon is a legend and Amanda is a great song about a woman.
7) Vidalia – Sammy Kershaw
Sammy Kershaw was a major star by the time he released Vidalia in 1996. The song only reached #10 on the charts, but the impact of the song goes beyond any peak chart position. Vidalia was clever, catchy, and fun. Fans loved it for the undeniably catchy chorus. Sammy is still out touring each year and he says the song is on of the favorites among fans of all ages. Vidalia remains a staple on radio and continues catching the attention of everyone when it comes through the speakers. Vidalia is about a girl named Vidalia that always makes the narrator cry. And who would name a girl after a delicious onion? That was the catch of the song and one of the reasons everybody got it back in ’96.
6) Lucille – Kenny Rogers
Every major artist has their career start with one song, one major hit that introduces them to scores of fans. For Kenny Rogers that song was Lucille. The song became Kenny’s first number one song as a solo artist in 1977. Rogers would go on to have one of the most successful careers in country music history. Lucille started it all. The song is about a woman that was leaving her husband for the narrator of the song. It was an interesting perspective on an all too common occurrence in the world. The song was a huge hit back during its initial run and influenced many.
5) Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw‘s breakout hit may have been Indian Outlaw, but it was the second single release from his second album that made him a country star. Don’t Take the Girl was a song about a guy showing so much love for a single girl that he was willing to give up everything in the world as long as he could remain with his girl. The story takes listeners through various situations including a robbery and death and all along McGraw sings his heart out about not wanting to lose the girl. The lyrics introduced more country fans to Jimmy Johnson and Tommy Thompson. Even the best friend Bo was included. The song became a smash in 1994 and remains a fan favorite today. Don’t Take The Girl is a song everybody sings along with when it’s on the radio. And that is a true sign of a song that left its mark.
4) Give It Away – George Strait
In 2006, George Strait released another memorable song that would go on to reach the top spot on the charts as well as winning awards for being the best song of the year. Give It Away was co-written by fellow country singer Jamey Johnson. When accepting an award Jamey thanked his ex-wife for inspiring the story about a couple breaking up and not wanting any of their old stuff. It was a tongue-in-cheek kind of song. The melody and music weren’t necessarily sad and that’s what seemed to have fans falling in love with the tune.
3) Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
Always On My Mind had been recorded previously before Willie Nelson released his hit version in 1982. Elvis Presley had in fact recorded the song a few years earlier. That didn’t stop Willie’s version from becoming a #1 country hit and a top five pop hit. The song is about a guy not treating a woman the way she deserved to be treated. So often after a woman leaves a guy the reasons for the break up become obvious. Country songs have been written on this topic since the beginning, but Willie’s version connected well with people all over and the result is a classic country song that seems forever timeless.
2) He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
In early 1980 it seemed unlikely that 50 year old George Jones would ever find the top of the country charts again. The Possum had been out of the top five for a few years and was struggling in his personal life as well. That all changed when the released what has become his signature song. He Stopped Loving Her Today went #1, won multiple awards, and revitalized the career of the greatest country music singer of all time. The song is about a guy that is in love with a woman so much that he never stops thinking about her until you find out that he has passed away. Death was the only thing that could stop his love for the woman that meant so much to him. It’s another example of the power a woman can have on a man.
1) Good Hearted Woman – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Good ‘ol boys Waylon and Willie recorded a tribute to the good women out there and released it as a single in 1976 from their Wanted! The Outlaws legendary album. Good Hearted Woman became an anthem for the men that put their women through tough times. Those wonderful women seem to put up with their guys as a show of good heart. It’s not fair and women need to live their lives as well. The song changed a lot of things in country music including the fact that it started a change in direction for the genre. It was also an acknowledgment from Waylon and Willie that men are usually the ones wrong in most situations.