Song Sunday: Last Name

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“I had no clue what I was getting into. So, I’ll blame it on the Cuervo. Oh, where did my manners go?”

Returning to my Samsung playlist, submitted for your approval on this first Sunday of the new year…I present Last Name by Carrie Underwood. Released in April 2008, it was written by Underwood, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey. It is the eighth track from the album Carnival Ride and the third release. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on June 21, 2008, was #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, made it to #3 on the Canada Country Billboard chart and #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

I remember when she wowed the whole world on the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. It’s hard to believe that it has been over 15 years since she stormed the music world. I never watched the show but, she was all over the media. When I heard Before He Cheats on the radio, I knew she was gonna be an incredible star and, as far as I’m concerned, she could sing the phone book to me. I don’t own any of her albums/CDs as, after the 90s, everything went digital.

♦ The music video portrays the song as a prequel to her Before He Cheats song, even going so far as to hire the same actor to play the man in question.
♦ [This song] became Underwood’s fastest single to hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart after only 13 weeks of its official release […]. It stayed there for one week.
♦ 2009 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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3 thoughts on “Song Sunday: Last Name

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    January 5, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    I just can’t take modern country. She is better than that Faith Hill woman who did that cover of Janis’s Piece of My Heart…that was the most soulless version I’ve ever heard in my life…and yes I would tell her to her face.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 5, 2021 at 8:05 PM

      LOL! Don’t hold back. Tell me exactly how you feel! LMAO! Gimme some gospel, little brother! I love it!

      I never got into Faith Hill. She’s a beautiful woman and has a pretty voice but, she didn’t do much for me. For the time frame, I leaned more towards Shania and LeAnn Rimes. I need to listen to her version of Piece of My Heart. I had no idea she did a cover of it.

      Accounts are empty, BTW…

        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        January 5, 2021 at 8:31 PM

        Faith Hill has one thing missing…just one small thing.. A SOUL…it’s so bad…like or hate Joplin…she gave it a jolt…Hill puts it asleep.

        Shania is interesting…I like how no one would sign her…hooked up with Mutt Lange and Nashville was like….Who is Mutt Lange? Well they found out really quick…the dumb bastards.

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