October 24, 2008
The upcoming CMA awards could very well be dominated by Sugarland’s “Stay”, which earned Single and Video nominations for the popular duo and a Song nomination for lead singer Jennifer Nettles.
It got me thinking about other songs that are sung from the “other woman” perspective. Portraying the woman outside the marriage isn’t done often, but I always seem to enjoy those songs when they come along. Loretta Lynn’s known for being the one confronting the other woman, but she played the other role in her classic single “The Other Woman”:
Olivia Newton-John had a big pop hit and minor country hit with “A Little More Love” in 1978, where she waits “alone in the heat” for the man who drives her so crazy that she can only confess, “‘I know that you’ll have your way. ‘Til you have to go home, no’s a word I can’t say.”
Tanya Tucker tells the story of the other woman in the third person in “Soon”, which is one of the best singles from the latter part of her career:
Is one of these your favorite “Other Woman” song, or is it one that I’ve missed?