Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” Gets a New Spin
Underwood’s song gets a vintage countrified spin as the Postmodern Jukebox gets their hands on it. The version gets upbeat and is filled with a country arrangement that will surely tickle your senses.
This song is essentially about revenge. The song sings about getting even with a husband or a boyfriend who was not being loyal to the singer. So, she goes to the parking lot to vandalize her cheating lover’s truck with a baseball bat. Sometime in the song, she also revels in the fact that if this happens again, it would be on her next time.
Funnily enough, despite the nature of the song, Underwood had said that she has not been cheated on. She also does not recommend doing any property damage, and she is a “let it go, move on” kind of person.
The PMJ did a stunning arrangement of the song and they fully captured its essence.
Watch the Postmodern Jukebox’s amazing version here!
The song became a huge crossover success. It topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for five consecutive weeks.”Before He Cheats” reached number eight and achieved longevity of 64 consecutive weeks on the chart, making it the sixth longest-charting single in the history of the Hot 100 chart.
It also received a number of awards such as Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the song’s writers won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. It received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year as well. It was also named the 2007 Single of the Year by the Country Music Association Awards. It ranked on CMT’s 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade at number 25.
Here’s the original in all Carrie’s Glory!