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Top 20 Best Country Anti Love Songs


Not every love story has a happy ending. Here are the top 20 songs we feel are the best songs about love that's gone wrong.

20. "Better Class of Losers" - Randy Travis

Randy Travis performs during the 4th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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In "Better Class of Losers," Randy Travis finds himself unhappy about the up-town lifestyle his girlfriend enjoys.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"You think it's disgraceful that they drink three-dollar wine. But a better class of loser suits me fine."

From the album Very Best of Randy Travis


19. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 'The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter'
Sony Nashville
In "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", Mary Chapin Carpenter gives us a look at a guy that takes advantage of all that his wife does, until the one day when she decides she's had enough.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"When she was thirty-six she met him at their door. She said I'm sorry, I don't love you anymore"

From the album Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter


18. "Winner At a Losing Game" - Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts - Still Feels Good
Lyric Street Records
In "Winner At a Losing Game," Rascal Flatts sing about how being a winner isn't always a good thing.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"Sometimes two hearts just can't dance to the same beat. So I'll pack up my things, and I'll take what remains of me."

From the album Still Feels Good


17. "Straight Tequila Night" - John Anderson

John Anderson - 'Anthology'
Koch Records
In "Straight Tequila Night," John Anderson sings about a woman who has been wronged by her man, and when she drinks straight tequila, she starts blaming every man in sight for her broken heart.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"But don't ask her on a straight tequila night. She'll start thinkin' about him, then she's ready to fight. Blames her broken heart on every man in sight, on a straight tequila night."

From the album Anthology


16. "My Give a Damn's Busted" - Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina - 'Delicious Surprise'
Curb Records
Jo Dee Messina doesn't suffer any fools in "My Give a Damn's Busted." She tells her cheating boyfriend that she doesn't forgive him and she just does not care when he comes whining to her all sorry.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"It's a desperate situation, no tellin' what you'll do. If I don't forgive you, you say your life is through. C'mon, gimme somethin' I can use: My give-a-damn's busted."

From the album Delicious Surprise


15. "Picture to Burn" - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records
Taylor Swift sings about being dumped by her boyfriend in "Picture to Burn". She sees him with his new girlfriend, and it just burns her up that he lets the new girl drive his truck, when he never let Taylor drive his truck. She decides that he's not worth it, and instead burns his picture.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"I hate that stupid old pickup truck, You never let me drive. You’re a redneck, heartbreak, who’s really bad at lying."

From the album Taylor Swift


14. "Holding Her and Loving You" - Earl Thomas Conley

Earl Thomas Conley - '16 Biggest Hits'
Legacy Recordings
"Holding Her and Loving You" tells the story of a man who is married, but in love with another woman. He still loves his wife, and won't just leave her, but he walks the fine line of holding his wife, while wishing he was with his lover.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"If she'd give me one good reason, I'd be gone. She ain't done one thing wrong. So don't expect me to just walk out of the door. I still love her, but I love you more."


13. "Goodbye Time" - Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton - 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill'
Warner Nashville
Blake Shelton sings about a relationship that has gone bad in "Goodbye Time." He tells the girl that if being free is what she wants, he can't do anything to stop it.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"If we had known our love would come to this. We could have saved our hearts the hurt of wasted years. Well it's been fun - what else can I say? If the feeling's gone words won't stop you anyway."

From the album Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill


12. "How Am I Doin'" - Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley - 'Dierks Bentley'
Capitol Nashville
Dierks Bentley's "How Am I Doin'" is the perfect kiss off song. The girl has broke his heart, and comes back into his life. He tells her that sometimes he cries, but that they are tears of joy, as he's no longer under her thumb.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"Well, when all my friends heard, what a you know what you were, they took me out on the town. But then I heard our song, and I danced along, but it felt all wrong, 'cause she was sweet, she let me lead, she never took her ever lovin eyes off me."

From the album Dierks Bentley


11. "Goodbye Earl" - Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks - 'Fly'
Sony Monument
The Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl" is about an abusive S.O.B., and he beats his woman until her friend decides that enough is enough, and Earl has to go bye, for good.

Anti Love Song Lyrics:

"Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta, on a red eye midnight flight. She held Wanda's hand as they worked out a plan, and it didn't take long to decide, that Earl had to die."

From the album Fly

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