#83 – Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats” – (2005)

Uh-oh. Country? Yep, sorry. Carrie Underwood is the second-coming of Shania Twain: beautiful, talented country-pop crossover artist with solid fan bases that only operate in one spectrum. The song, for me, cemented Carrie Underwood as the best thing to come out of that awful American Idol thing. This was a country #1 for a month and a top ten hit on the Hot 100, Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, and Adult Contemporary charts. And the Canadian Hot 100. While it is a country song – like all of Ms. Underwood’s best songs – has a rock flair to it that makes it successful on other charts. Did I mention how beautiful she is?

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