Top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs

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Our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list looks at the solo songs of one of the most refreshing county music singers of the past twenty years. There is just something very special about the entire persona of Jennifer Nettles. First and foremost is that captivating voice. She stands as one of the most emotionally charged singers we have ever heard. She can be as tender as the morning dew sliding down a spring flower, or roar like a mother who just found out her son failed 10th-grade biology. Yet, there’s also that perfect pitch.  She is always in tune with a full resonance that is just mesmerizing and such a joy to listen to.

We all first became aware of the talents of Jennifer Nettlesfrom her band Sugarland. The group has always been one of the most successful crossover country bands that have ever ventured into the pop world. How could they not, their songs and recordings have been just so amazing. Yet, we always knew that the powerhouse vocals of Jennifer Nettles in the band were going to eventually find their way out into the solo world. She was just too good to hold back.

# 1o – You Will Be Found

We open up our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list with the song entitled “You Will Be Found.” This is simply one of  Jennifer Nettles most breathtaking vocal performances. Jennifer presents a stunning vocal that ranges from its early most tender moments to her emotionally-charged middle section and back again to a whisper just before she breaks out again.  The song was released on the album entitled Always Like New. The album was released in 2021. The song hails from the relatively new Broadway play Dear Evan Hansen.

# 9 – Who Says You Can’t Go Home

Continuing with our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” This sensational song was recorded as a duet between Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles. The chemistry between the two of them in the video is electrifying. The song was released on the album entitled Have A Nice Day which was a Bon Jovi release. The album was released in 2006. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a massive hit on the US Billboard Hot Country charts peaking at number one. The song also broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number five.

# 8 – Me Without You

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list we present the song entitled “Me Without You.” The song was released on the album entitled That Girl. The album was released on January 14, 2014.  It was the second single released from the album. This emotional song is such a heartbreaker. Jennifer Nettles’ earnest delivery will just break you down to your knees. It’s a simple arrangement of just acoustic guitar and upfront vocals that are simply stunning. The song “Me Without You,” was composed by Jennifer Nettles, Tim Owens, and Derek George.

# 7 – Drunk In Heels

In the number seven position on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list is the high-spirited song entitled “Drunk In Heels.” This is a very different song from the last track on this list. This is fun and angry Jennifer Nettles. It’s bad girl Jennifer Nettles and we love her this way.  The song was released on the album entitled Playing With Fire. The album was released in  2016. The song was composed by Jennifer Nettles and Brandy Clark.

# 6 – Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list we present the roaring song “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat.” We could listen to this one all night long. This is big band Jennifer Nettles and it smokes. This recording just proves how versatile of a vocalist Jennifer Nettles is. She is off the charts great on this one. The song was released on the album entitled Always Like New.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was composed by Frank Loesser. It originally appeared in the Broadway play Guys And Dolls. The song was written in 1940. Jennifer Nettles makes it sound like it was written in 2021. The song has also been covered by Don Henley and James Taylor.

# 5 – I Can Do Hard Things

At the halfway point on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list is the song entitled “I Can Do Hard Things.” The song was issued on the EP also entitled I Can Do Hard Things. The EP was released in 2019. This is a song that will pick you up and let you know its going to be okay. It’s a song of resilience, a song of hope, a song that says you can do it. This one is amazing.

# 4 -Jealousy

At the number four spot on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list we present the song entitled “Jealousy.” This is such a great grooving song. It has a bit of a 70s jazz country feel to it. Yet, Jennifer makes it her own with some great lyrical writing that she easily pulls off with her charm and sweet prose. The song was composed by Jennifer Nettles and Kevin Griffin. The song was released on the album entitled That Girl.

# 3 – Unlove You

Humming along on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list we present the song entitled “Unlove You.” This one stands as one of the most popular Jennifer Nettles solo songs. Its lyrics are as tender and genuine as it gets to the concept of true love. You believe every word Jennifer Nettles sings in this one. The song was released on the album entitled Playing With Fire. The album was released in 2016.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts reaching the number twenty four position. It stands as the highest charting single of her solo career on the country music charts.

# 2 – That Girl

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list, we celebrate the song entitled “That Girl.” This one is so much fun. It grooves in a very dark dangerous way. Of course, just listen to the lyrics and we understand that this is a simple song about being the other woman. Yet, Jennifer Nettles delivers the song in a very cool original way while also paying tribute to Dolly Parton with the name Jolene in the song. The song was released on the album also entitled That Girl.  The album was released in 2014.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country charts peaking at number thirty-seven. The song was composed by Jennifer Nettles and Butch Walker

# 1 – Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin

We close out our top 10 Jennifer Nettles Songs list with the legendary song entitled  “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'”  The song was released on the most recent Jennifer Nettles album entitled Always Like New’  It’s is an album that stunned many Jennifer Nettles fans as she put her country music style on hold in order to record an album of Broadway standards. It’s simply perfect. The album defines just how brilliant of a vocalist Jennifer Nettels is. On the standard tune “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” Jennifer Nettles delivers a phenomenal gospel version that will lift your heart and soul right out of this world. The song was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1943. It was written for the Broadway play Oklahoma!

 

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