Country music has a rich storytelling tradition, and one frequent theme in this genre is the celebration of independence and the single life. We’ve seen an abundance of country songs about being single that perfectly captures different emotions – whether this is the bliss of finding freedom or the resilience of moving on after a breakup. These songs often became the anthems of those who delight in the unattached lifestyle or perhaps are healing from the end of a romantic relationship.
If you’re looking for one, well, consider this to be your lucky day. We’ve gathered some of the best songs that deliver the ups and downs of singlehood. They will help you explore the sense of self-discovery that comes from being alone but not lonely, find joy from friends, and even the thrill of going night outs knowing you’re a full-pledge single.
So, without further ado, we’re giving you a list of country songs about being single. Check them out below.
1. Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain
From: Come On Over (1997)
Shania Twain wrote this powerful ballad as a message of encouragement to herself, and it later became an anthem for many women celebrating their independence and confidence. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” delivers a sense of liberation and excitement as Twain expresses her desire to let loose and have fun, fully embracing her transition to womanhood.
2. Single White Female by Chely Wright
From: Single White Female (1999)
Chely Wright earned her first and only No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts with “Single White Female,” which features playful lyrics. The song tells the story of a woman who has been trying to catch the eye of a man who goes thumbing through the personal-want ads every morning. So, she made a personal ad she hoped would catch the man’s attention. “Single white female looking for that special lover,” it goes.
3. When It Rains, It Pours by Luke Combs
From: This One’s for You (2017)
This lighthearted ballad finds the North Carolina native enjoying a lucky steak after he got single when his girlfriend decided to walk out of their relationship. “When It Rains, It Pours” was such a hit that it was certified 9x Platinum by RIAA after selling 9,000,000 units.
4. She’s Single Again by Reba McEntire
From: Have I Got a Deal for You (1985)
Reba McEntire delves deep into a woman’s emotions navigating life post-breakup in “She’s Single Again.” With McEntire’s powerful vocals, she effortlessly captures the complex mix of strength and vulnerability that comes with starting anew and rediscovering independence. It’s a relatable anthem for anyone who has experienced the rollercoaster of emotions after parting ways with a partner.
5. I’m Movin’ On by Rascal Flatts
From: Rascal Flatts (2000)
This emotionally charged track is a great reminder that it’s okay to leave the past behind and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
Released as the final single from the Rascal Flatts’ self-titled debut album, “I’m Movin’ On” has become an anthem for anyone seeking healing and personal growth after a breakup. The song tells the story of a man moving away from a relationship that he once believed to be his home but has now become a place he no longer belongs.
6. Miss Me More by Kelsea Ballerini
From: Unapologetically (2017)
“Miss Me More” finds Kelsea Ballerino listing the reasons why she’s better off without her man, citing his various demands when they were together. It came from her album Unapologetically, which tells the story of her self-discovery and recovery from a tough breakup.
7. You Broke Up With Me by Walker Hayes
From: boom. (2017)
You may think this is a sappy lamentation after a breakup, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Here, Hayes reminds his ex-girlfriend that he is having a great time being single. Interestingly, “You Broke up With Me” was inspired by Hayes’ relationship with the Nashville music scene after he lost a deal with Capitol Records.
8. All My Friends Say by Luke Bryan
From: I’ll Stay Me (2007)
The song was released as Luke Bryan’s debut single and became his first chart entry – peaking at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
While it’s about a wild and carefree night out with friends (That comes with so much fun and laughter, along with some hazy memories), it also highlights the freedom of being single that often emanates from being young and adventurous. It’s one of those songs that would remind you of the unforgettable moments you shared with your closest friends and spent time the most during your singlehood.
9. How Am I Doin’ by Dierks Bentley
From: Dierks Bentley (2004)
Nobody celebrates freedom quite like Dierks Bentley. This uptempo ballad tells the story of a man who has just received a phone call from his old lover, asking how he has been since they broke up. The man responds by telling her how his life has been better without her.
10. Better Man by Little Big Town
From: The Breaker (2016)
Sometimes in life, you need to know that it’s time to move on and better be alone, no matter how hard that is – this is what this soul-stirring country ballad is all about. The song tells the story of a woman who realizes it’s better to be a single woman than be with a man who doesn’t treat her right. So, she did the bravest thing ever: run away from this terrible relationship.
So, what do you think about these country songs about being single? We hope these songs will help you embrace individuality and stand strong on your own.
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