Carrie Underwood: Good Girl, My Thoughts | Although “Good Girl” has a ring of familiarity, it doesn’t diminish how awesome this track is – seriously. Each time I listen to it, I like it more. (I’ve probably listened to it half-a-dozen times since its release Thursday!) As early reviews have claimed, Carrie nails this song – yet again. In much the tradition of her prior tracks, I don’t feel like this is a song that has been done with different titles (example being “Cowboy Casanova”) but rather another destined-to-become-number-one-single.
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The message of the song itself has a good-bad vibe going for it. On the one hand, it’s encouraging girls to stay away from guys that are “bad news” but on the other hand, in getting there, some of the lines aren’t always above criticism. At its best, the song tries to steer ladies in the direction of relationships that involve a “hand you can hold” and a marriage. Plus its message isn’t a double-side like the title might suggest. I’m expecting a girl-power song in which the “good girl” is one who’s labeled as such but underneath was really a wild thing. Instead it’s an anthem about a girl “with a heart of gold” recognizing when something (a relationship) isn’t good and the signs to walk away. If I had to pick, I’d chose this song over her “Cowboy Casanova” from Play On any day.
Carrie sounds fabulous on this single as does the easy, breezy tempo of the song. The hand-claps and rock-tempo “complete” the singer’s current single, which is also the first off of her untitled fourth studio album. If this is any indication of what the American Idol alum has in store, I’ll be counting down the release days.
About the Song:
Released: 2012 Writing
Credits: Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley
Label: 19 Recordings
Genre: Country, Pop
His lips are dripping honey but he’ll sting you like a bee / So lock up all your lovin’ go and throw away the key / Hey good girl / Get out while you can / I know you think you got a good man… Hey good girl / You got a heart of gold / You want a white wedding and a hand you can hold / Just like you should girl / Like every good girl does / Want a fairytale ending / Somebody to love
– Carrie Underwood: Good Girl