On This Day: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Team Up for ‘Somethin’ Bad’ in 2014

by Katie Maloney

Seven years ago country music icons Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert dropped their number one single, “Something’ Bad.”

When two country music superstars team up to record a song, something deliciously bad is bound to happen. And that was certainly the case for Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert when they recorded the song, “Somethin’ Bad.”

The song is about two women running both away and towards something unknown. They decide to join forces and deal with what life gives them together. During the song, the two sing, “Now me and that girl that I met on the street. We rollin’ than the go down to the New Orleans. Got full tank gas and the money out the mattress. I got a real good feelin’ somethin’ bad is about to happen.”

The song spent 25 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the number one spot. The duo debuted the song on May 18, 2014 at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert introduced the song by saying, “I’m a huge Carrie Underwood fan. ‘Somethin’ Bad’ is a meshing of our styles, and there aren’t many female collaborations in our format, so I’m really excited to be debuting it on the Billboard Awards.”

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood “Somethin’ Bad”

Miranda Lambert Thought Carrie Underwood ‘Hated’ Her After Asking Her to Record the Song

When you fall in love with a song, it takes vulnerability to record that song and put it out into the world. It takes even more vulnerability to ask a fellow country music superstar to record the song with you. So, it’s understandable why Miranda Lambert was absolutely terrified when she asked Carrie Underwood to collaborate.

“To me, this is such a big deal that Carrie and I are singing together,” said Lambert during an interview in 2014. “It took me forever to write the email to ask her. Like I was writing to someone I had a crush on and you don’t want to mess it up.”

Lambert said that she really started stressing when it took a week for Underwood to reply.

“It took a week for her to get back to me and I was telling [husband] Blake [Shelton], ‘She hates me, she hates the song, she’s never going to talk to me again. She’s probably going to change her email address!’ said Lambert. “She finally wrote me back and said, ‘I think it’s awesome, let’s do it!'”