Top 20 Best Country Anti-Love Songs

Not every love story has a happy ending. Here are the top 20 songs we feel are the best songs about love that's gone wrong.

"Better Class of Losers" - Randy Travis

Randy Travis performs during the 4th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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In "Better Class of Losers," Randy Travis finds himself unhappy about the uptown lifestyle his girlfriend enjoys.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"You think it's disgraceful that they drink three-dollar wine. But a better class of loser suits me fine."

From the album Very Best of Randy Travis


"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 'The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter'
Mary Chapin Carpenter - 'The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter'. Sony Nashville

In "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", Mary Chapin Carpenter gives us a look at a guy that takes advantage of all that his wife does, until the one day when she decides she's had enough.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"When she was thirty-six she met him at their door. She said I'm sorry, I don't love you anymore"

From the album


"Winner At a Losing Game" - Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts - Still Feels Good
Rascal Flatts - Still Feels Good. Lyric Street Records

In "Winner At a Losing Game," Rascal Flatts sing about how being a winner isn't always a good thing.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Sometimes two hearts just can't dance to the same beat. So I'll pack up my things, and I'll take what remains of me."

From the album Still Feels Good


"Straight Tequila Night" - John Anderson

John Anderson - 'Anthology'
John Anderson - 'Anthology'. Koch Records

In "Straight Tequila Night," John Anderson sings about a woman who has been wronged by her man, and when she drinks straight tequila, she starts blaming every man in sight for her broken heart.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"But don't ask her on a straight tequila night. She'll start thinkin' about him, then she's ready to fight. Blames her broken heart on every man in sight, on a straight tequila night."

From the album Anthology


"My Give a Damn's Busted" - Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina - 'Delicious Surprise'
Jo Dee Messina - 'Delicious Surprise'. Curb Records

Jo Dee Messina doesn't suffer any fools in "My Give a Damn's Busted." She tells her cheating boyfriend that she doesn't forgive him and she just does not care when he comes whining to her all sorry.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"It's a desperate situation, no tellin' what you'll do. If I don't forgive you, you say your life is through. C'mon, gimme somethin' I can use: My give-a-damn's busted."

From the album Delicious Surprise


"Picture to Burn" - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift. Big Machine Records

Taylor Swift sings about being dumped by her boyfriend in "Picture to Burn". She sees him with his new girlfriend, and it just burns her up that he lets the new girl drive his truck when he never let Taylor drive his truck. She decides that he's not worth it, and instead burns his picture.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"I hate that stupid old pickup truck, You never let me drive. You’re a redneck, heartbreak, who’s really bad at lying."

From the album Taylor Swift


"Holding Her and Loving You" - Earl Thomas Conley

Earl Thomas Conley - '16 Biggest Hits'
Earl Thomas Conley - '16 Biggest Hits'. Legacy Recordings

"Holding Her and Loving You" tells the story of a man who is married, but in love with another woman. He still loves his wife, and won't just leave her, but he walks the fine line of holding his wife while wishing he was with his lover.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"If she'd give me one good reason, I'd be gone. She ain't done one thing wrong. So don't expect me to just walk out of the door. I still love her, but I love you more."


"Goodbye Time" - Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton - 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill'
Blake Shelton - 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill'. Warner Nashville

Blake Shelton sings about a relationship that has gone bad in "Goodbye Time." He tells the girl that if being free is what she wants, he can't do anything to stop it.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"If we had known our love would come to this. We could have saved our hearts the hurt of wasted years. Well, it's been fun - what else can I say? If the feeling's gone words won't stop you anyway."

From the album Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill


"How Am I Doin'" - Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley - 'Dierks Bentley'
Dierks Bentley - 'Dierks Bentley'. Capitol Nashville

Dierks Bentley's "How Am I Doin'" is the perfect kiss-off song. The girl has broken his heart and comes back into his life. He tells her that sometimes he cries, but that they are tears of joy, as he's no longer under her thumb.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Well, when all my friends heard, what a you know what you were, they took me out on the town. But then I heard our song, and I danced along, but it felt all wrong, 'cause she was sweet, she let me lead, she never took her ever lovin eyes off me."

From the album Dierks Bentley


"Goodbye Earl" - Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks - 'Fly'
Dixie Chicks - 'Fly'. Sony Monument

The Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl" is about an abusive S.O.B., and he beats his woman until her friend decides that enough is enough, and Earl has to go bye, for good.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta, on a red eye midnight flight. She held Wanda's hand as they worked out a plan, and it didn't take long to decide, that Earl had to die."

From the album

"How Do You Like Me Now?!" - Toby Keith

Toby Keith - 'How Do You Like Me Now?!'
Toby Keith - 'How Do You Like Me Now?!'. Dreamworks Nashville

Toby Keith's "How Do You Like Me Now" is another great song for someone who makes something of himself after being put down all their life by others to tell those people, "Nyah nyah. Look at me now!"

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"How do you like me now? Now that I'm on my way. Do you still think I'm crazy, standin here today? I couldn't make you love me, but I always dreamed about, living in your radio. How do you like me now?"

From the album How Do You Like Me Now?!


"Kiss This" - Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin - 'People Like Us'
Aaron Tippin - 'People Like Us'. Lyric Street Records

In "Kiss This," Aaron Tippin sings about a couple that had a fight. The woman is in a bar, trying to drink away her troubles when the guy comes in and is all apologetic. But, she's not having any of it, and she tells him he can kiss her &S&*#.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Why don't you kiss, kiss this. And I don't mean on my rosy red lips. Me and you, we're through. And there's only one thing left for you to do. You just come on over here one last time. Pucker up and close your eyes. And kiss this goodbye."

From the album People Like Us


"Friends in Low Places" - Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks - 'No Fences'
Garth Brooks - 'No Fences'. Capitol Nashville

In Garth Brooks' popular song "Friends in Low Places," the guy is attending his ex-girlfriend's wedding, and they think he's going to make a scene, but he's just there to have a good time.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"And I saw the surprise and the fear in his eyes when I took his glass of champagne. And I toasted you, said, honey, we may be through, but you'll never hear me complain."

From the album No Fences

"You Don't Even Know Who I Am" - Patty Loveless

Patty Loveless - 'When Fallen Angels Fly'
Patty Loveless - 'When Fallen Angels Fly'. Epic Nashville

In "You Don't Even Know Who I Am," Patty Loveless sings about a couple that is breaking up. She leaves him saying he doesn't even know who she is, and when he finds the ring, he calls and says he's sorry, but he doesn't know why, and maybe she's right because she doesn't know who he is either.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"And you don't even know who I am. You left me a long time ago. You don't even know who I am, so what do I care if you go."

From the album When Fallen Angels Fly


"You'll Think of Me" - Keith Urban

Keith Urban - 'Golden Road'
Keith Urban - 'Golden Road'. Capitol Nashville

Keith Urban's "You'll Think of Me" is the story of a woman that left the man, and the man is trying to deal with being alone again. Finally, he decides he's better off without her, and he's going to be just fine, and she'll be the one thinking of him.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"While you're sleeping with your pride, wishing I could hold you tight. I'll be over you, and on with my life."

From the album Golden Road


"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" - Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Sony BMG

Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is about an ex-girlfriend who isn't taking the breakup very well. She goes to all the bars in the area, looking for her ex with his new girlfriend to start trouble.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Well I started throwin' things and I scared folks half to death. I got up in his face and smelled whiskey on his breath. Didn't give a second thought to being thrown in jail. 'Cause baby to a hammer everything looks like a nail. And I was mad as hell."

From the album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


"Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts
Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts. Arista Nashville

Carrie Underwood sings about a girl who was cheated on by her boyfriend in "Before He Cheats". She decides to pay him back by trashing his truck with her baseball bat. Boy, is he going to be sorry he cheated on her.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped up four wheel drive. Carved my name into his leather seat. I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights. Slashed a hole in all four tires. Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats."

From the album Some Hearts


"Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares" - Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt - The Very Best of Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt - The Very Best of Travis Tritt. Rhino

Travis Tritt sings about a girl that broke up with her boyfriend, and she decides she wants him back, so she calls him up and begs him to take her back. But, he tells her to get out of there with her lies and call someone who cares.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Call someone who'll listen, or might give a damn. Maybe one of your sordid affairs. But don't you come 'round here handin' me none of your lies. Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."

From the album The Very Best of Travis Tritt


"What Part of No Don't You Understand" - Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan - 'The Color of Roses'
Lorrie Morgan - 'The Color of Roses'. Image Entertainment

Lorrie Morgan's "What Part of No Don't You Understand" deals with a woman who is in a bar, and a guy keeps hitting on her. She keeps telling him she's not into one night stands, and what part of no doesn't he understand.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"What part of no don't you understand? To put it plain and simple, I'm not into one night stands. I'll be glad to explain it if it's too hard to comprehend. So tell me what part of no don't you understand?"

From the album The Color of Roses


"Your Cheatin' Heart" - Hank Williams

Hank Williams - 'Complete Hank Williams'
Hank Williams - 'Complete Hank Williams'. Mercury Nashville

Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" is a true country classic. This is the ultimate cheating song. He sings that she'll be sorry that she cheated because her cheatin' heart will give her away.

Anti-Love Song Lyrics:

"Your cheatin' heart will make you weep. You'll cry and cry, and try to sleep. But sleep won't come the whole night through. Your cheatin' heart will tell on you."