5: Wine After Whiskey (Blown Away): The best songs by artists always seem to be buried at the back of records where most people never find them. This track is one of those. The second to last song on her fourth album, this song shows the growth Underwood has made as an artist, with the grown up metaphor and beautiful lyrics that she took a part in writing. This song is one of those heartbreaking ballads that leaves a lasting impression.
4: Change (Play On): This is a song that should have been released as a single. It is one of Underwood's inspirational songs, and tackles the subject of helping people in need. The hook disregards the message of the song, speaking of the voice inside many people's heads when they think, they're just a fool to think they can change the world. Underwood then disproves that, and belts "don't listen to them when they say.." It's amazing how this song is powerful and not cheesy for its subject matter.
3. That's Where It Is (Some Hearts): The only truly upbeat track on this list, this song was on Underwood's debut album and was a song missed by many. Similar in lyrical content to Dustin Lynch's "That's Where It's At", this song describes when Underwood sees and feels love. It's an interesting song because Underwood never directly mentions love, it's just implied. This song also has an uptempo pop-country vibe that compliments her vocals and the lyrics to make it an enjoyable listen.
2. Good in Goodbye (Blown Away): This is one of the few songs cowritten by Ryan Tedder with a country artist that has actually been incredible. Although it has a pop vibe, this song is still country, and incredible country. It is a breakup ballad, but more in the vibe of Taylor Swift's "Holy Ground" than any other kind of breakup song. She sings about how it was hard to break up with this man, but it was good that they did, because life is better for both if them now. This is a standout because of the lyrics and the emotion in the song. It's one of the most relatable songs Underwood has recorded.
1. Someday When I Stop Loving You (Play On): There are always these kinds of ballads on albums, hidden between two popular upbeat tracks, that easily get overlooked or skipped because of their slow tempo. This song, although not written by Underwood, is one of the best ballads out there. It has the compelling imagery and literary devices of a poem, but is sung so beautifully and tenderly, a quality of Underwood's voice that is often forgotten. This is one of her most country songs, and her most beautiful.