On This Day: Carrie Underwood Releases ‘Good Girl’ in 2012

by Katie Maloney

Nine years ago today Carrie Underwood released her anthem for all the good girls in the world.

Carrie Underwood has never been afraid to call out cheating men in her songs. And the seven-time Grammy award winner does just that in her song, “Good Girl.” During the song, Carrie warns good girls against wearing their hearts on their sleeves. She sings, “Hey, good girl, get out while you can. I know you think you got a good man. Why, why you gotta be so blind? Won’t you open up your eyes? It’s just a matter of time ’til you find he’s no good, girl. No good for you.”

“Good Girl” spent 17 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the number one spot. The song is the first single from Carrie’s fourth studio album, Blown Away. During an interview, Carrie said that “Good Girl” was the last song that she co-wrote for the album. She said that she wanted to write a song that her fans could dance to. So she called up fellow songwriters, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley and they got to work.

“I wanted to write a fun song for the album,” Carrie said. “We wrote it so fast and it was so much fun to write.”

Carrie Underwood Said She’s Been the Girl ‘Who Needed Someone to Smack Her’

Carrie Underwood isn’t being mean in her song “Good Girl.” She’s simply trying to wake up all the good girls who constantly give men the benefit of the doubt when they don’t deserve it. During a behind-the-scenes interview, Underwood said that she wrote the song for any good girls who need a loving wake-up call.

“We’ve all been this girl before, who just believes the best in the man that she’s with, no matter what,” said Carrie. “But people are like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ So we tried to take the story of dual personalities: one is good and one is knowledgeable… She’s not bad, she’s just trying to give the good girl some knowledge and say, ‘Wake up! Open up your eyes and see this guy for what he is.'”

During another interview, Carrie Underwood even admitted that she’s been the “good girl” at times in her life.

“I’ve been that stupid girl that was with this guy,” said Carrie. “Not anytime recently, but I have had people come up to me and say, ‘You don’t need to be with him. I’m telling you as a friend.’ But they would never be blunt with me, it was always dancing around it and I would think, ‘This isn’t the person I know.’ So I’ve been that ‘Good Girl’ that needed someone to smack her. We all have!”

Thanks, Carrie Underwood, for being the good friend who gives it to us straight!

Behind-the-scenes of “Good Girl” with Carrie Underwood