Carrie Underwood: Good Girl

February 25, 2012 6 Comments

Carrie Underwood: Good Girl. Reviewing the popular single from country artist Carrie Underwood. All review text is © Rissi JC and

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
Debut: #1

The Lyrics: 

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 manHey 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

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Ella February 25, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    I just bought this!! And yes, I have listened to it four times already =D I do love some of the catchy tunes that might not have the most positive of message (like "Temporary Home" "Mama's Song" for example)….yet I don't care =D

    And you and me both….I am counting down the days for her new CD!!!

  • Trinka February 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    I like it {I just listened to it on youtube} but…it's not really my thing… I mean, the lyrics are great, but I'm not into the country/pop thing :P …But I do like her "Before He Cheats" :)
    It's not one of her "cleanest" but…I just like it :)}

  • Natalie February 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    LOVE this song! Thanks for sharing about it =) Went and bought it!

  • Rissi February 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Ella – I was only half-interested in the song when I heard Carrie had a new single to promote her new album. Something about it just didn't appeal to me – but then after each listen I loved it!

    Cannot wait until that May 1st album release. =)

    Trinka – that's cool; I love a variety of music. Until about six or seven years ago, I wasn't all that "into" country music either but my cousin kind of got me interested and ever since then, I've found several artists who I enjoy within the genre.

    "Before He Cheats" does have a catchy beat but as you say, it isn't the "cleanest" of Carrie's signature songs – still as long as we keep that in perspective, it's a fun listen. =D

    Natalie – cool! Glad you enjoy this one too. ;D

  • Lydia October 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM
    • Rissi October 30, 2012 at 3:10 AM

      You and me both, Lydia. :)

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