Top 10 Gretchen Wilson Songs

Gretchen Wilson Songs

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Our Top 10 Gretchen Wilson songs list looks at a country music artist who celebrated the release of her first single with a Grammy Award. Now that’s the way to do it. The great Gretchen Wilson was born in Vandalia, Illinois. She arrived in the country music scene in the early 2000s turning heads instantly with her electrifying single entitled “Redneck Woman.” Gretchen Wilson’s first album was released in 2004 entitled Here for the Party. It was a dazzling debut album full of powerful songs like “Homewrecker,”and “I’m Here for The Party,” showcasing a very aggressive in your face, I’ll take what I want female persona. From that point on Gretchen Wilson became a huge country music star.

Gretchen Wilson has since released seven studio albums. She has also released twenty two singles. While she may not have the amount of numbers ones that a Keith Urban, Jason Aldean or a Miranda Lambert has, her body of work is intense and a great joy to listen too. Our top 10 Gretchen Wilson songs picks out ten of our favorites that we are sure will turn you on to this stunning musical artist.

# 10 – I Got Your Country Right Here

We open up our top 10 songs list with the cranking Gretchen Wilson song entitled “I Got Your Country Right Here.” We thought this would be just a killer tune to start our Gretchen Wilson list with. This fiery singer mentions the Charlie Daniels Band in the opening line, She goes on to mention The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top and of course Lynyrd Skynyrd throughout the song as the band plays mean guitar riffs in tribute to those legendary southern rock bands. That’s what this song is all about.

The song “I Got Your Country Right Here,” was released on the album entitled I Got Your Country Right Here. It was the third single released from the album. The album was released in 2010. The song “I Got Your Country Right Here,” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number fifty three, The song was composed by Tom Hambridge and Jeffrey Steele.

# 9 – When I Think About Cheatin

Continuing with our top 10 songs list we take a listen to the tempestuous song entitled “When I Think About Cheatin.'”  The song was released on the album entitled Here for the Party. The album was released in 2004. “When I Think About Cheatin.'” was the third single released from the album. The song “When I Think About Cheatin,'” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number four. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty nine. The song was composed by Gretchen Wilson, John Rich and Vicky McGehee.

# 8 – Rowdy

In the number eight spot on our top 10 songs list we present the song entitled “Rowdy.” We just love those loud heavy guitars that open this one up. The song was released on the album entitled  Ready to Get Rowdy. The album was released in 2016.  It was the first single released from the album. This one is great!

# 7 – California Girls

When you see the title of this song you’re probably thinking that Gretchen Wilson did a cover of the classic Beach Boys song “California Girls.” However this one has nothing to do with the Beach Boys song as it’s a completely original song written by Gretchen Wilson and John Rich. And this one rocks like all the great Gretchen Wilson barn burners. Check it out….. The song was released on the album entitled All Jacked Up. The album was released in 2005.  It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number twenty five.

# 6 – I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 songs list we present the sad song “I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today.” The angry song was released on the album entitled All Jacked Up. The album was released in 2005.  It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number twenty two. The song was composed by Matraca Berg and Jim Collins..

# 5 – Work Hard, Play Harder

Gretchen Wilson is one of the hardest rocking female country artists we have ever heard. We so dig her music, The band sounds like AC/DC on this tracks great slamming guitar opening. There is a little bit of Grand Funk in her step if you listen closely.  The song “Work Hard, Play Harder,” was issued on the album entitled I Got Your Country Right Here. The album was released in 2009. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number eighteen. The song just missed breaking into the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts reaching number 115.

There was a lawsuit raised against Gretchen Wilson by the Black Crowes who said the song was too similar to “Jealous Again.”  So songwriting credit went to Chris Robinson and his brother Rich Robinson along with Gretchen Wilson, Vicky McGehee and John Rich.

# 4 – Here for the Party

At the number four spot on our top 10 songs list we present the high-spirited all out party song entitled “Here for the Party.” The song was released on the album also entitled Here for the Party. The album was released in 2004. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number three. The song was a top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty nine.  The upbeat song  “Here for the Party.”was composed by Big Kenny, John Rich and Gretchen Wilson. This was Gretchen Wilson’s second straight gold selling single.

# 3 –  All Jacked Up

Rocking along hard on our top 10 songs list we present the jubilant song entitled “All Jacked Up.”Yeah baby this one rocks! The song was released on the album entitled All Jacked Up. The album was released in 2005. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number eight. The song also was a hit in the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts reaching number forty four. This was the third Gold record of Gretchen Wilson’s career.  The song was composed by Vicky McGehee, John Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

# 2 – Homewrecker

In the number two spot on our top 10 songs list we present the song entitled  “Homewrecker.” Gretchen Wilson stands front and center against a woman she is telling has no chance to take her man away from here while calling her a homewrecker and threatening to kick her butt. The song was released on Gretchen Wilson’s debut album entitled Here for the Party. The album was released in 2004.  It was the fourth and final single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number two. The song “Homewrecker,” was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty six. “Homewrecker,” was composed by George Teren, Rivers Rutherford and Gretchen Wilson.

# 1 – Redneck Woman

We close out our top 10 songs list with the thrilling song entitled “Redneck Woman.” This is the one that started it all for Gretchen Wilson and shot her to instant fame. This was also the first single release of her career. This Grammy Award winning song entitled “Redneck Woman,” was released on the album entitled Here for the Party. The album was released in 2004. “Redneck Woman,” was the first single released from the album.

The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. “Redneck Woman,” would be the only number one hit single of Gretchen Wilson’s career. The song “Redneck Woman,” was also hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty two  The song also was a hit on the United Kingdom Music Charts peaking at number forty two. “Redneck Woman,”would also become Gretchen Wilson first and only platinum selling single. The song “Redneck Woman,” was composed by John Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

 

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