Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"

This week Carrie Underwood nabbed her twelvth number one single of her career with her hit “Temporary Home.” As “Temporary Home” was hitting number one, Carrie released the follow-up song from her album Play On to country radio. Can her latest single, “Undo It,” reach the summit like the rest of Carrie’s singles?

On “Temporary Home,” Carrie Underwood showed how brilliant her voice is when singing more traditional-leaning country songs. However, that brilliance is all but lost on the pop-country single, “Undo It.” Written by Underwood, Kara DioGuardi, Martin Frederiksen, and Luke Laird, “Undo It” is a song about wanting to undo everything about a failed relationship and wanting to erase the relationship and the person from one’s past. The song’s mediocre, at best, lyrics are a major reason why this song is one of the weakest on Underwood’s Play On album.

The production is a bit all over the place from the guitar riff in the beginning of the song to the mixture of drums, fiddle, and guitar when the chorus hits. It’s all a bit too much and makes the song one of the least country-flavored Carrie has released. The only thing saving the song from being an absolute mess is Carrie’s vocal performance, which is probably one of the weakest from a brilliant vocal performer. She handles the power vocals well but fails to impress with the Lady Gaga-esque “uh-uh-uh-undo it” lines in the chorus.

With country radio favoring more mainstream songs, it’s easy to see why “Undo It” would be chosen as a single, but Carrie’s already proved that not all songs have to be pop songs. She’s reached number one with songs like “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “I Told You So,” and “Temporary Home” all of which are country songs and among her best singles. I expect this song to become another number one for Underwood, but it’s a shame she isn’t releasing her better album cuts (ahem, “Someday When I Stop Loving You”) to country radio.

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Undo It
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5 responses to “Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"

  1. I love Undo It! It is fun and catchy and perfect for Summer!Someday When I stop Loving you is the best song on the album– I agree with you! 🙂 But I am sure it will be the 4th or 5th single, so don't worry! You will get your wish for Someday to be released to radio….just wait for the Fall when there is a better demand for slow songs.Summer radio is the time for fun, catchy, upbeat songs that we can drive to the beach to, with the top down on the car and sunglasses on, blasting the radio and singing along. Slow songs don't do it for me in the summer. lolSo it was a good decision to release Undo It now, and save SWISLY for the fall.

  2. I agree with the first comment. Undo It is the perfect summer song, and Someday When I Stop Loving You and What Can I Say will be perfect releases for later on!

  3. I agree that it's a great song for the summer season, but I'd rather see artists release their best songs to radio instead of trying to follow the same old template. Look at Miranda Lambert's new single "The House That Built Me," it's one of her most brilliant songs and she's releasing it during the spring/summer season and it's a slow country song. I just wish more people would do the same instead of worrying about whether or not it fits into the "season."

  4. no matter what song she released, it will be a big hit bcoz she is CARRIE UNDERWOOD..:)

  5. Wow, this does sound a bit GaGa-esque now that you mention it.

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