On This Day: Carrie Underwood Releases ‘Undo It’ in 2010

by Katie Maloney

Eleven years ago, Carrie Underwood landed another number one hit song with “Undo It.”

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood took home the Best Christian Album award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards last night. She was also nominated for three other awards. Certainly, we’re excited for her. But today we’re celebrating an older milestone. We’re throwing it back 11 years to relive the time Underwood released her number one hit song, “Undo It” in 2010.

“Undo It” was the third single from Carrie Underwood’s third studio album, “Play On.” The song is about realizing that your partner isn’t who you thought they were and wishing you had never met them. During the song, Underwood sings, “You had my heart, now I want it back. I’m starting to see everything you lack. Boy, you blew it, you put me through it. I wanna un-un-un-un-un-undo it.” The song spent 18 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the number one spot.

Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It”

What’s the Story Behind Carrie Underwood’s ‘Undo It’ Song?

Carrie Underwood co-wrote the song with songwriters Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen and Luke Laird. This was one of the first times Underwood wrote a song with three other people. During an interview in 2015, Carrie Underwood talked about how the song came to be.

“The guys had their guitars, and they were playing something kind of bluesy, and Kara’s got such a great R&B sense about her. And I started “na, na, na”-ing to whatever they were playing,” said Underwood.

Little did they know, those na, na, nas would soon become iconic.

“And they were like, ‘What if that was the hook?’ I said, ‘Aw, I don’t know?’ said Underwood. “And before you knew it, we had ‘uh, uh, uh, uh, uh-undo it.‘ I mean, who would have thought? How do you write that down on paper?”

Underwood added that she likes the simplicity of the song.

“It was something that it didn’t take that long to write. And it’s so much fun to sing on stage, and people get into it,” said Underwood. “If you listen to it twice, you know all the words! We had a lot of fun with it.”

The group also wrote Carrie Underwood’s hit song, “Mama’s Song” within the same couple of days. Underwood said it was cool to be able to write two very different songs with the same group of people.

“So it was really cool to have two completely different songs from the same group of people and the same energy going on in the same room,” said Underwood.