8 Country Songs That Put the ‘Venge’ in Revenge

-

As I compiled this list, it occurred to me that I only chose songs performed by women. That isn’t to say there aren’t any awesome revenge songs performed by men. What I think it says is that I’m a woman and these were the revenge songs that I related to, that I listen to on full blast with the windows rolled down.

8 Country Songs That Put the ‘Venge’ in Revenge:

1. “Before He Cheats”

Carrie Underwood’s tale of busting up a cheating beau’s beloved pickup became an instant classic. Who hasn’t fantasized about doing the same?

2. “Gunpowder and Lead”

You shouldn’t mess with Miranda Lambert and this song is the proof. Yes, it’s about an abusive significant other and all, but this song really made the Texas native a badass.

3. “Independence Day”

I hesitated to include this song, because I don’t know that I agree that it’s a revenge song. I don’t think the mother is trying to get back at anyone. I think the mother is trying to escape and she decides the only way to do that is to take him too. But I did include it, because when I’m ready to break free, this is a song I listen to on repeat.

4. “Goodbye Earl”

Earl had to die. The Dixie Chicks did it. The end.

5. “Trailer for Rent”

This has long been one of my favorite Pistol Annies songs. When you’re fed up, you just the trailer up for rent.

6. “White Liar”

OK, this list is pretty Miranda heavy, but I just adore the line, “Here’s a bombshell just for you, turns out I’ve been lying too.”

7. “Two Black Cadillacs”

A mistress and a wife go to a funeral. Carrie Underwood is hot. Bam.

8. “Hungover”

The best revenge is success. Brandy Clark sings of a character who gets her life together as her significant other is hungover. Best revenge.

8 Kick-Ass Country Revenge Songs

Erin Duvall
Erin has more than decade of experience writing about country music. She's written for publications such as Rolling Stone Country, AOL's The Boot and Country Weekly magazine. Erin has a BBA in Music Business from Nashville's Belmont University and a Masters in Film and Creative Media from Music City's Lipscomb University. She is the author of 'Country Music Hair' (Buy it : https://t.co/e6LsQScGlq) Contact her at [email protected]