10 Country Songs to Put You in a Better Mood—90’s Edition

Country music has a flawless knack for putting people in a better mood. From fun country songs about drinking and small-town living, to break-up songs that celebrate independence, country music knows how to tell a story and create melodies that can instantly lift anyone out of a bad mood. 

These 10 country songs from the ‘90s have the added effect of nostalgia and an old-school feel that make them the perfect songs to turn your frown upside down.

1. “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson (1992)


“Down by the river on a Friday night, pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight. Talking about cars and dreaming about women. Never had a plan just a living for the minute.”

2. “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” by Toby Keith (1993)


“I should’ve been a cowboy, I should’ve learned to rope and ride. Wearin’ my six-shooter, ridin’ my pony on a cattle drive, stealin’ a young girl’s heart just like Gene and Roy. Singin’ those campfire songs, oh, I should’ve been a cowboy.”

3. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)


“But don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart, I just don’t think he’d understand. And if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart, he might blow up and kill this man.”

4. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain (1997)


“Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy, forget I’m a lady. Men’s shirts, short skirts. Oh, oh, oh, really go wild, yeah, doin’ it in style. Oh, oh, oh, get in the action, feel the attraction, color my hair, do what I dare. Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free, yeah, to feel the way I feel. Man, I feel like a woman (Hey!)”

5. “Too Much Fun” by Daryle Singletary (1995)


“Too much fun, what’s that mean? It’s like too much money, there’s no such thing. It’s like a girl too pretty with too much class. Being too lucky, a car too fast. No matter what they say, I’ve done but I ain’t never had too much fun.”

6. “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks (1990)


“’Cause I’ve got friends in low places where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away, and I’ll be okay. I’m not big on social graces, think I’ll slip on down to the oasis. Oh, I’ve got friends in low places.”

7. “There’s Your Trouble” by The Chicks (1998)


“There’s your trouble, there’s your trouble. Keep seein’ double with the wrong one and you can see I love you. You can’t see she doesn’t, but you just keep holding on. There’s your trouble.”

8. “One Way Ticket” by LeAnn Rimes (1996)


“And buy a one way ticket on a westbound train. See how far I can go (Because I can). I’m gonna go out dancing in the pouring rain and talk to someone I don’t know (Because I can). I will face the world around me knowing that I’m strong enough to let you go and I will fall in love again because I can.”

9. “Sold” by John Michael Montgomery (1995)


“And I said, ‘Hey pretty lady! Won’t you gimme a sign? I’d give anything to make you mine, all mine. I’ll do your biddin’ and be at your beck and call.’ Yeah, I’ve never seen anyone lookin’ so fine. Man, I gotta have her, she’s a one of a kind. I’m goin’ once, goin’ twice. I’m sold to the lady in the long black dress.”

10. “Unbelievable” by Diamond Rio (1998)


“She’s so beautiful, it’s indisputable, it’s undeniable, she’s got-to-havable. She’s music to my ears, and makes my heart sing. So kissable, huggable, lovable, unbelievable.”

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