The Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats song was her third wide-release single from her debut studio album, Some Hearts (2005). It was the fifth release from the album overall. The song became an huge crossover success, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for five consecutive weeks starting November 11, 2006. The tune also reached the top five on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, and becoming a top ten hit on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Before He Cheats” reached number eight and achieved a longevity of 64 consecutive weeks on the chart, making it the eighth longest-charting single in the history of the Hot 100 chart.
The music video debuted on CMT on September 7, 2006 and also won the CMT Music Video of the Year award for 2007. This music video became the most popular of Carrie’s career with over 153 million views as of October of 2022. Watch the official music video and see the written lyrics below.
Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats Music Video
“Before He Cheats” is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear.
Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats Lyrics
Right now he’s probably slow dancing with a bleached-blonde tramp
And she’s probably getting frisky
Right now he’s probably buying her some fruity little drink
‘Cause she can’t shoot whiskey
Right now he’s probably up behind her with a pool stick
Showing her how to shoot a combo
And he don’t know
I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights
Slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats