Can You Name the Carrie Underwood Song From One Line?


By: Beth Hendricks

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It was almost 15 years ago now that a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, took her talent to the "American Idol" stage and walked away its big winner. From her St. Louis audition of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" to her coronation song, "Inside Your Heaven," Carrie Underwood's stratospheric rise to success is nothing short of the American dream.

Her ascendancy was nearly immediate. After releasing "Inside Your Heaven," Underwood debuted at No. 1 on the "Billboard Top 100" chart, the first country music star ever to do so. Her first album, "Some Hearts," became the fastest-selling country album by a female recording artist since Nielsen started keeping track in the early 1990s. She followed it up with a Grammy for Best New Artist and awards for Single of the Year, for her second single release, "Jesus, Take the Wheel."

In 2008, she became the youngest-ever member of the Grand Ole Opry. Less than a year later, she'd won another Grammy – her fourth in three years. Over the past decade or so, she has spread her wings into other areas as well, performing the theme song for "Sunday Night Football," releasing a fitness clothing line, serving as an ambassador for Almay and even doing a little acting.

But, back to her music. How well do you know this icon who has sold 70 million albums worldwide? Can you identify "Cowboy Casanova" from "Renegade Runaway?" Match these one-liner lyrics to the songs she's recorded. You've got a "One-Way Ticket" to fun, so "Play On!"

Underwood gets revenge in this song with lyrics including, "I dug my key into the side/Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive." What is the name of the song?

Be warned, fellas: Underwood is putting a cheater on notice in this song, in a way that'll (hopefully) make him think twice "before he cheats" the next time. We're not sure vandalism is the way to go, but we've been mad enough before to go there ourselves.


"She saw both their lives flash before her eyes" is a line from which of these Underwood hits?

"Jesus, Take the Wheel" is one of Underwood's most popular hits from her already-lengthy career. It recounts parallels between a treacherous drive and difficulties in the driver's life that led her to say, "Jesus, take the wheel."


Which song boasts the line, "But the women in the two black veils didn't bother to cry?"

Two black veils for "Two Black Cadillacs?" Sounds about right coming from Ms. Underwood. The story behind this song is a womanizer getting his just desserts from the women in his life he's betrayed.


Ooh, boy, someone is mad! Which songs says, "Now I'ma have to hang you out to dry, dry, dry?"

Carrie Underwood is airing all of his "Dirty Laundry" in this song, when she sings, "Now I'ma have to hang you out to dry, dry, dry/Clothespin all your secrets to the line, line, line." Remind us never to double-cross Ms. Underwood!


A father's plans change in this hit with the following lyrics: "And now he's wrapped around her finger/She's the center of his whole world." What song is it?

Dad-to-be thought he was getting a little boy until "... the nurse came in with a little pink blanket," and shook up his whole world. The remainder of the song tells listeners about the father's "All-American Girl."


Which song includes the line, "And now I'm changed/And now I'm stronger?"

There's "Something in the Water" in this Underwood song, which features the lines, ""And now I'm changed/And now I'm stronger," followed by, "There must've been something in the water."


"I don't wanna spend my life jaded," is a line from this 2007 song about addiction. What is it called?

The rest of that chorus goes, "Waiting to wake up one day and find/That I let all these years go by/Wasted." It was a powerful song about the all-encompassing abilities of addiction, whether to a relationship or a substance.


"My momma would be so ashamed," Underwood sang in which of these big hits?

Underwood recounts a crazy night where she runs off to Vegas and elopes with a guy whose last name she doesn't even know. The song, "Last Name," won Underwood a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.


This song was recorded for the movie "Enchanted," with the line, "Storybook endings, fairy tales coming true." What song is it?

Movies are all about the "happily ever after," making this aptly named song a good choice. Underwood recorded this tune for the soundtrack of "Enchanted," which was released in 2007.


"You wanna get out, but he's holding ya down," comes from which of these popular Underwood singles?

Underwood sure spends a lot of time warning us about the wrong guys. In "Cowboy Casanova," this guy is, "Leaning up against the record machine/He looks like a cool drink of water/But he's candy-coated misery." You don't have to tell us twice, girl.


Here's another Underwood warning: "I wish my life could be the way it was before I saw your face." What song contains those lyrics?

Underwood is longing to "Undo It" in this song, where she sings about how much better her life was before she saw an unnamed man's face and he "stole her happy." She adds, "Boy you blew it/You put me through it."


Wedding bells: Which of these songs remarks, "And giving me away is not goodbye?"

Underwood recorded this song as a tale from a daughter to her mother about her wedding day. The lyric, "And giving me away is not goodbye," speaks to a mother worried about losing her daughter to her new life with her soon-to-be husband.


"Suppose I called you up tonight and told you that I loved you," is a line from one of Underwood's most popular ballads. What is it?

Underwood paid homage to Randy Travis in this re-do of his 1988 classic, "I Told You So." Travis wasn't too far removed from the new version, however, lending his vocals to the single of the song Underwood released in 2007.


"Sixpence in her shoe/Something borrowed, something blue," is a line from which of these songs off Underwood's "Carnival Ride?"

It's "Just a Dream" in which Underwood sings about a young bride finding out her husband-to-be will never make it home from the battlefield. Listeners first think she's attending her wedding, but later discover it's actually his funeral.


Every good road trip should start out with, "Here's a map, and here's a Bible/If you ever lose your way." Which Underwood song is it?

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" recounts the story of a mother whose daughter is moving out and moving on. She reminds her about a map and a Bible before saying, "Don't forget to remember me."


Underwood sang, "Someday we'll find a place here in this world" in which of these tunes?

Underwood's "Temporary Home," released in 2009, won acclaim from both secular and sacred music audiences for its handling of concepts such as the afterlife and a place beyond the "temporary home" of this world, told through relatable life stories.


Underwood pays tribute to her home state in the song, which features this phrase, "There's not enough rain in Oklahoma." What is its name?

Not only is there not enough rain in Oklahoma, but Underwood follows it up with, "There's not enough wind in Oklahoma." For what? Well, a daughter is riding out a tornado in safety while her drunken father lies passed out in the path of the storm. Karma is ... well, you know.


Teaming up with Brad Paisley, Underwood delivered these lyrics in which song: "But I don't want to settle for good not great?"

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley teamed up on this tune, written by Paisley himself, which recounts a love that was once burning that has since cooled off. Underwood and Paisley hosted the CMA Awards together prior to combining their voices on this song.


This song sounds like a prayer from a child: "Puts her hands over her ears/Starts talking through the tears." What is the name of the tune?

There's a child in a closet listening to her parents fight in this Underwood song, which continues, "She's saying, she's praying./I wish words were like little toy guns/No sting, no hurt no one, just a bang bang."


There's a warning in this song: "I know you think you got a good man." What is the song's name?

Underwood issues a warning for all of the "good girls" out there in the song, "Good Girl." You know the girl ... the one who thinks she's found a good man, only to discover much later that she's been hoodwinked.


Recorded for Super Bowl LII, this tune says, "I am invincible, unbreakable/Unstoppable, unshakeable." Which song is it?

Underwood teamed up with rapper Ludracris to release, "The Champion," in conjunction with Super Bowl LII. She also attached the song as a bonus track on her album titled, "Cry Pretty."


What is the name of the Underwood song that features these lyrics: "It was all roses, dripping in diamonds/Sipping on champagne?"

Underwood sure sings a lot about getting married, doesn't she? In this song, titled "Church Bells," she tells the story of a poor girl who marries a rich man. Sounds great, right? Further into the song, the tide changes, though, and the girl "slipped something in his Tennessee whiskey." You can probably guess the ending.


Sam Hunt provided background vocals on this Underwood song that said, "I wanna feel it like a kick drum, beating faster in your chest." What is its title?

Called a duet between Underwood and Hunt by some, "Heartbeat" was said to be a song in tribute to Underwood's husband, former professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher. The pair have been married since July 2010.


"Let me make one clear/You can buy me a beer, but you ain't taking me home" is Underwood laying out the ground rules in which of these songs?

"Drinking Alone" came from Underwood's sixth album titled, "Cry Pretty." The story behind the song centers on two people who have just had relationships end, when fate has them meeting in a bar. She continues by singing, "We should be drinkin' alone together."


What is the name of the song that features this line, "It's hard to be a good wife and a good mom and a good Christian?"

In "Smoke Break," Underwood starts by singing about the plight of a single mom who doesn't drink or smoke, but could use a break, equating it to a "smoke break." We've all been there at one point in our lives, haven't we?


Sounds like a party! Which song says, "Small town spring break every weekend around this place?"

"Southbound" tells the story of a place where people can get, "southbound, unwound," and enjoy "... a pontoon boat with a Yamaha/People dressed like they're in Panama." It sounds like a good time to us!


"'Cause sometimes that mountain you've been climbing/Is just a grain of sand," comes from which of these Underwood songs?

In this tune, Underwood sings about life's so-called biggest challenges being insignificant in the face of finding love. This song is a good reminder not to get so wrapped up in small things that you make a bigger deal of them than is warranted.


"You are my tomorrow" is part of this Underwood recording about the death of a loved one. What is it called?

Underwood sings about being reunited with loved ones who have passed away in the song, "See You Again." She adds, "But I won't cry/'Cause I know I'll never be lonely/For you are the stars to me/You are the light I follow."


This uplifting song proclaims, "I believe you and me are sisters and brothers," in an ode to greater harmony among people. What is its title?

Underwood proclaims, "love wins," in this song of the same name, urging listeners, "... We'll never fall if we walk hand in hand/Put a world that seems broken together again/Yeah I, I believe in the end love wins."


Underwood offers, "Don't need directions, don't need a map/If we get lost, I'll be good with that," in which of these songs?

"Get Out of This Town" is a song about a pair of lovers escaping town, "Gone by morning light." It was part of her "Carnival Ride" album that was released in October 2007, Underwood's second studio album release.


There's plenty of time to do the things you want to do, according to Underwood, who sings, "Too much that the world's wanting you to do," in this song. What is it?

"Little Girl Don't Grow Up Too Fast" is Underwood's song about slowing down and enjoying life as it comes rather than trying to grow up too quickly. It was part of Underwood's 2015 album, "Storyteller."


She performed this song for the first time on "American Idol," featuring these lyrics: "I've been down/Now I'm blessed." What is the song's title?

"Inside Your Heaven" was first introduced on "American Idol," as the song given to contestants to perform near the show's finale. Underwood's version of the tune was later released as a single and debuted as a No. 1 hit.


Underwood sings, "I've never been the kind that you'd call lucky," but by the chorus of this song, it appears her luck has changed. What song are we talking about?

After a lifetime of having no luck, Underwood is finally singing, "Some hearts, they just get all the right breaks/Some hearts have the stars on their side/Some hearts, they just have it so easy/Some hearts just get lucky sometimes." You go, girl!


We've all been there: What song is the line, "I thank God I didn’t get what I thought that I deserved," from?

Sometimes, there IS "Good in Goodbye," right? Remember all those times you didn't get what you thought you wanted ... and it turned out for the best? Yeah, that's the general consensus in this Underwood hit.


It's pretty simple: "Here's how it goes/Boy meets girl/Girl leaves boy." What song are these lyrics from?

Carrie Underwood's "Quitter," from her 2009 release, "Play On," details the love life of someone who has been unlucky in love – a "quitter" – until she meets someone who makes her want to change and fall in love forever. Awww!


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