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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.”