Loretta was well aware her husband had something of a wandering eye, but rather than confront him in song, she took the trash out all on her own, addressing the "dime a dozen" women who didn't stand a chance of getting in between her and her man.
Nothing's worse on an all-too-rare night out than having to mop the floor with a woman who won't take her eyes off your man. We believe Gretchen when she says she "ain't scared to break a nail."
Two strong-willed women enmeshed in a love triangle are ready for a knock-down-drag-out brawl. While the bouncy tune sounds as if they'll end up BFFs after the final bell, Mr. Right has his work cut out for him choosing between these two worthy adversaries.
Sure, considering her 2010 coming-out, Chely may want to change the pronouns in this song, but the fight-to-the-death message remains unchanged. She gets gussied up to lure her guy away from the evil Jezebel, promising to "fight for love until the death."
Proving mighty powerful things often come in small packages, Miranda admits she's got "a mouth like a sailor," then seeks common ground by charming her adversary with one hilarious whopper of a back-handed compliment.
Sounding as fragile as only she could, Dolly vividly describes Jolene's beauty without ever resorting to name-calling or threats. But by the end of the song, it's not hard to imagine those bright red press-on nails getting ready to do some serious damage.
Lee Ann turns her rival's wedding announcement into a Sunday comic strip by blacking out the future bride's front tooth in the photo. No harm done by her marker, of course, but she's most likely imagining using her fist to knock out said tooth.
Although they're asking each other the same question, the answer is anything but simple for these dueling divas. One's married to the guy, and one's the "other woman," but even they don't seem to be sure which is which -- or where they'll stand by the time the whole mess is over. The dramatic music video, however, offers an explosive answer.
Illustrating the point that words can be an incredibly powerful weapon, Taylor sums up her songwriting prowess in eight simple words: "there is nothing I do better than revenge." This song is rumored to be about a real-life actress "better known for the things that she does on the mattress."
There's a good reason the coal miner's daughter bookends our countdown. Loretta puts up her dukes, landing another knockout blow in the battle over her man. Unafraid to exit the ring with a clump of her rival's hair in hand, Loretta puts trashy women -- and philandering husbands -- on notice.