Carrie Underwood’s 5 Most Loved Music Videos
At this year’s Grammy Awards, Carrie Underwood won her 10th Video of the Year award, a new record. Following his victory over american idol Season 4 in 2005, Underwood rose to fame in country music. The 39-year-old became the first country artist to top the Billboard Top 100 chart and has since racked up 28 No. 1 singles.
But awards aside, Underwood’s relatability has truly earned it a place in people’s hearts. Whether it’s getting revenge on a cheating boyfriend or rocking stretchy pants at a holiday feast, the Oklahoma native can do it all, and she does it in denim and rhinestones. Here’s a look at Underwood’s five most beloved music videos, according to IMVDb, and the stories behind them.
5. “Two Black Cadillacs” by Carrie Underwood
Based on Stephen King’s 1983 novel, Christina, Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” involves two women on their way to a funeral – one the dead man’s wife, the other (played by Underwood), his lover. Having discovered the man’s infidelity, the women hatch a plan to kill him.
At the end of the video, it appears that the car is responsible for killing the cheater. The song was released on Underwood’s fourth album, Soufflé.
4. “Something Bad” with Miranda Lambert
Underwood’s 2014 duet, “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert is pretty awesome. Action movie meets country song follows the blonde bombshells (adorned in glamorous fancy dress and outfits) as they rob a bank and cheat a poker table full of men with their cash. The video ends with an explosion and the women flee in a helicopter – nothing short of an explosion.
3. “The Fighter” with Keith Urban
2017 saw Underwood collaborate with one of country music’s biggest stars: Keith Urban. The duo reunited for Urban’s “The Fighter” with Underwood featured on the track.
The video leans heavily on the pop-electronic beat of the song and features killer break-dance style moves by dancer Lindsay Richardson. However, Underwood steals the show, goofing around and dancing while lighting up the floor with his incredible voice as Urban performs alongside him.
2. “Jesus, take the wheel”
The first of Underwood’s No. 1 hits, “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” debuted in 2005, just after Underwood became the fourth winner of American idol. Featured as track four on his debut album, some hearts, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” tells the story of a young mother who returns to her family for Christmas when she hits a patch of ice on the road. In desperation, the young woman reinvests in her faith, prays to Jesus and is saved.
1. “Before He Cheated”
Unsurprisingly, Underwood’s most beloved music video is “Before He Cheats.” Released in 2006, the song remains the singer’s most popular song. Interestingly, “Before He Cheats” isn’t Underwood’s highest charting single; this title belongs to american idol first single “Inside Your Heaven”.
Become something of a break-up anthem, “Before He Cheats” features Underwood as a woman who takes the law into her own hands after discovering her lover is cheating on her. Undoubtedly setting to song what many have imagined doing in a similar position, Underwood describes destroying the cheater’s beloved car by masking the paint job, smashing the headlights with a bat and carving his initials into his seats.
The song and accompanying video were instrumental in creating Underwood’s image as an empowered woman in a historically male-dominated genre. She continues to be a force to be reckoned with.
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