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We got Carrie Underwood's Before He Cheats, we got Dixie Chicks' Goodbye Earl; I would like more suggestions of country songs sung by ladies about exacting revenge or just seriously fucking up some no-good man.
posted by Greg Nog to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
Rihanna -- "Man Down"
posted by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on April 12 [2 favorites]

Miranda Lambert Gunpowder and Lead
posted by hydropsyche at 8:35 AM on April 12 [4 favorites]

Oh durr. You said country.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:39 AM on April 12

for Rihanna i shall make a gracious exception
posted by Greg Nog at 8:40 AM on April 12 [12 favorites]

The Barnyard, by Rachel Brooke.
posted by MoonOrb at 8:46 AM on April 12

The Carolina Chocolate Drops has a version of Hit 'Em Up Style you might like (though the Blu Cantrell version is pretty awesome too).
posted by msbubbaclees at 8:47 AM on April 12 [9 favorites]

Fist City by Loretta Lynn is about busting some girl's chops for hangin' round her man... Does that count?
posted by sockermom at 8:47 AM on April 12 [1 favorite]

it's sung by a man, but "when rita leaves, rita's gone" ends up with rita stealing and torching his car.
posted by bruce at 8:48 AM on April 12

Independence Day, Martina McBride (lyrics).
posted by pitrified at 8:56 AM on April 12 [2 favorites]

You're No Good by Linda Ronstadt

He's A Heartache by Janie Fricke

Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C Riley - (I think this fits ? - a woman telling off a whole town, including several men)

These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra (this was originally released as a country song)
posted by Flood at 9:03 AM on April 12

Sunny Came Home, by Shawn Colvin
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:15 AM on April 12 [4 favorites]

Another Miranda Lambert one: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Not sung by a woman but all about a woman taking revenge: Tracy Byrd's Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
posted by drlith at 9:15 AM on April 12 [1 favorite]

My favorite is Iris Dement's rendition of "God May Forgive You."

Here is what seems to be a studio-recorded version, but with very, very irritating scrolled lyrics.

I think I might like a performance of it I saw on Austin City Limits best, but I didn't find that one.
posted by jamjam at 9:39 AM on April 12 [1 favorite]

T-Swift has a revenge song called picture to burn, whose video suggests a lot more revenge than the actual lyrics.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:01 AM on April 12

(Please share this playlist with the group when you're done!)
posted by latkes at 10:36 AM on April 12 [8 favorites]

Frankie and Johnny is a traditional that's been recorded by a lot of people in the country orbit over the years. I like the recording of it that appears on Doc Watson and Dave Grisman's Doc & Dawg. (This is similar to the album version)
posted by invitapriore at 10:57 AM on April 12

Carrie Underwood - Blown Away and Two Black Cadillacs
posted by expialidocious at 11:10 AM on April 12 [1 favorite]

Oh man I totally misread the requirements! Sorry!
posted by invitapriore at 11:58 AM on April 12

Oh God will is the only song you need, darlin'.
posted by effluvia at 12:34 PM on April 12 [1 favorite]

Yet another Miranda Lambert great - Kerosene
posted by cadge at 1:25 PM on April 12 [2 favorites]

Gillian Welch singing "Caleb Meyer" is .. disturbing. (If you can stretch "country" to include Gillian Welch, that is.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:01 PM on April 12 [1 favorite]

Reba McEntire, "Take It Back"
Dixie Chicks, "Sin Wagon"
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:13 PM on April 12

The Feminine Revolution in Murder Ballads may interest you!
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:49 AM on April 13

My friend suggests Jim White's The Wound that Never Heals. Finally, a WOMAN dumping a MAN in the river!
posted by showbiz_liz at 5:05 AM on April 14

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