Top 10 Carrie Underwood Songs

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10. Undo It (from 'Play On')

Play On (2009). Image courtesy of Artisa Nashville Records

A nice girl gets her heart broken in this catchy tu-tu-tu-tune from Play On. With her tongue tied in knots, she longs to turn back the hands of time. Unfortunately, there's no Ctrl+Z in life.

Song Lyric: "You had my heart, now I want it back. I'm starting to see everything you lack. Boy, you blew it; you put me through it! I wanna Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh undo it!"

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9. Good Girl (from 'Blown Away')

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"Good Girl" single (2012). Image courtesy of Nashville Arista Records

Carrie Underwood summons her inner Pat Benatar with this energetic opening cut from . "Good Girl" plasters a glossy new coat on her old warnings about running with the wrong man. (See "Cowboy Casanova.")

Song Lyric: "His lips are dripping honey, but he'll sting you like a bee. So lock up all your love, and go and throw away the key."

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8. Last Name (from 'Carnival Ride')

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"Last Name" single. Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

It's not so reductive to say that "Last Name" is "Before He Cheats," but with banjos. Carrie Underwood plays a booze-soaked barfly anxious for action with a man whose surname escapes her. "Last Name" also has a twist ending that (spoiler alert!) turns the whole affair into a twisted wedding song. Have fun.

Song Lyric: "Last night I did things I'm not proud of, and I got a little crazy. Last night I met a guy on the dance floor, and I let him call me baby.

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7. Mama's Song (from 'Play On')

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"Mama's Song" single (2009). Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

With some help from co-writer Kara DioGuardi (her onetime American Idol judge), Carrie Underwood ventures into autobiographical territory with this tune from Play On. It tells the story of a young woman about to get married, who wants nothing more in the world but her mother's blessing. Released as a single in 2010, "Mama's Song" showed a less bombastic side to the singer.

Song Lyric: "Mama there's no way you'll ever lose me, and giving me away is not goodbye. As you watch me walk down to my future, I hope tears of joy are in your eyes."

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6. One Way Ticket (from 'Blown Away')

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Blown Away (2012). Image courtesy of Arista Nashivlle Records

This carefree party song is a change of pace from Carrie Underwood. Backed by Caribbean instrumentation, she spits corny-but-catchy lyrics that are hard not to like. Underwood called writing "One Way Ticket" a fun process, with the finished product reminding the onetime American Idol of riding "some spray painted, bright-colored Volkswagen bus going down to Mexico for spring break." We'll take her word for it.

Song Lyric: "Raise your hands in the air tonight, put a little love back in your life. Get your feet up, just kick it -- we got a one way ticket."

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5. All-American Girl

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"All-American Girl" single. Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

Carrie Underwood went platinum with this tune about two generations of girls growing up and falling in love. The musical fairy-tale parallels the singer's own girl-next-door persona. Its light tone is matched by the silly music video, in which Underwood plays dress-up as astronaut, president, cheerleader, and bride -- with some help from a green screen.

Song Lyric: "And now he's wrapped around her finger, she's the center of his whole world. And his heart belongs to that sweet little beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American Girl."

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4. Cowboy Casanova (from 'Play On')

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"Cowboy Casanova" single. Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

Don't worry, Carrie Underwood can resist a boot-wearing, life-wrecking Don Juan. But others might not have her willpower. That's why the singer still sends out this musical missive to all the single ladies out there: Don't take candy from Casanovas.

Song Lyric: "He's a good time cowboy Casanova, leaning up against the record machine. He looks like a cool drink of water, but he's candy coated misery."

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3. Jesus, Take the Wheel (from 'Some Hearts')

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"Jesus Take the Wheel" single (2005). Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

This spiritual song from Carrie Underwood's debut became the first #1 hit of her post-Idol career. If some critics doubted her talents, they were now forced to take notice. At the 2007 Grammy Awards, "Jesus Take the Wheel" won Country Song of the Year, and nabbed both Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2006 ACM Awards.

Song Lyric: "Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands. Cause I can't do this on my own, I'm letting go, so give me one more chance."

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2. Do You Think About Me (from 'Blown Away')

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Blown Away (2012). Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

The jackhammer production of Carrie Underwood's biggest hits can sometimes overwhelm her vocals. That's not the case with this heartfelt song from . "See You Again" brims with bittersweet emotions, while the restrained backing lets Underwood's voice shine through.

Song Lyric: "I met a boy a lot like you, it's funny how he used to sing it too. But he always just a little out of key, so much different than you and me."

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1. Before He Cheats (from 'Some Hearts')

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"Before He Cheats" single (2006). Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

Carrie Underwood strutted into Gretchen Wilson territory with this infectious song that's full of attitude. A boyfriend gets a tough lesson in fidelity when his ex goes medieval on his off-road vehicle. This cautionary tale became the country singer's second #1 country song, and was (interestingly!) written by two men: Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

Song Lyric: "Right now, he's probably slow dancing with a bleached-blond tramp, and she's probably getting frisky. Right now he's probably buying her some fruity little drink, 'cause she can't shoot whiskey"

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