There’s just something magical about singing in the shower. Those bathroom acoustics and shampoo bottle microphones turn even the most tone deaf person into a superstar. Have you ever stood in the shower thinking, “Man, what should I belt out today?” Well, wonder no more! I can personally attest to the greatness of each of these songs for the purpose of singing in the shower.
Carrie Underwood — “Before He Cheats”
For every person who’s ever been scorned in their life, channel it into belting out one of the best revenge songs of all time. The American Idol alum released the hit in 2007 and jilted lovers have been slashing tires ever since. In the shower, you’ll sound almost like Underwood herself (the operative word being “almost”).
Miranda Lambert — “Gun Powder and Lead”
“Gun Powder and Lead” takes the cake for the best revenge song ever. Singing Lambert’s 2008 song never gets old. There’s nothing more empowering than taking a shower while screaming about shooting your abusive husband. Plus, there’s an awesome guitar solo at the end where you can really let your air guitar skills fly.
George Jones — “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
Incredibly sweet and sad, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is often considered the best country song of all time. Jones released it in 1980 and won numerous awards for it that year. The chorus is easy to sing along to and there is plenty of opportunity to push your vocals in the iconic chorus.
Garth Brooks — “Friends In Low Places”
You might not have expected “Friends in Low Places” to make the list, but it’s a good one because everyone knows the lyrics. Plus, since this is one of the most popular karaoke songs ever, you’ll be ready for the next time you go out.
Sugarland — “Stay”
Are those tears, or just water from the shower? Either way, I’m not judging because that’s the power of “Stay.” This song is incredibly emotional and will really let you go all out with your vocals. You can use Jennifer Nettle’s breakdown in the music video for inspiration.
Dixie Chicks — “Wide Open Spaces”
Here’s a fun one from the Dixie Chick’s golden days. It hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts after its 1998 release. “Wide Open Spaces” is easy and carefree to sing, and most people know at least the chorus by heart. This one is perfect to sing when you need a literal pick-me-up from the shower floor after your meltdown from singing Sugarland’s “Stay.”
Dolly Parton — “Jolene”
Channel your inner country queen (or king) with this classic from Dolly. It’s been covered countless times, and there’s a reason for that. It’s honestly a joy to sing. Check out Pentatonix or Kelly Clarkson’s cover for some modern inspiration.
Rascal Flatts — “What Hurts the Most”
When this song came out in 2006 it hit No. 1, probably because it speaks straight to the heart of every newly single person on the planet. It’s easy to get really into this song when singing it, and there are plenty of big notes to attempt if you’re feeling extra bold. Warning: Do not watch this music video unless you want to be completely wrecked for the next 24 hours.
Chris Stapleton — “Tennessee Whiskey”
Stapleton didn’t win big at the CMA’s two years in a row for no reason. He makes incredibly catchy and powerful music. There’s something magical about his song, “Tennessee Whiskey.” It’s easy to get caught up in singing the chorus over and over again.
Johnny Cash — “Ring of Fire”
Johnny Cash’s iconic song is one everyone (should) know by heart, making it an easy go-to choice. You can practice your baritone and stick to Cash’s version, or you could kick it up a few octaves and put your own twist on it.
Happy shower singing, everyone!