Carrie Underwood, ‘Undo It’ – Story Behind the Lyrics
Carrie Underwood‘s current single, ‘Undo It,’ is a rocking tune that gets stuck in your head. And it seems the superstar’s fans cannot stop singing its praises since it recently climbed five spots from 13 to eight on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart.
Carrie’s co-writers on the song included ‘American Idol‘ judge Kara DioGuardi, Luke Laird and Marti Frederiksen. The singer says their idea for the ‘Undo It’ hook came almost accidentally. “The guys had their guitars and they were playing something kind of bluesy, and Kara’s got such a great R&B sense about her,” Carrie explains. “And I started, ‘Na, na, na-ing’ to whatever they were playing. And they were like, ‘What if that was the hook?’ I said, ‘Aw, I don’t know?’ And before you knew it, we had ‘Uh, uh, uh undo it.’ I mean, who would have thought? How do you write that down on paper? It was something that it didn’t take that long to write and it’s so much fun to sing on stage, and people get into it. If you listen to it twice, you know all the words! We had a lot of fun with it.”
So much fun that the foursome wrote another song that is also featured on Carrie’s ‘Play On’ album. “We wrote ‘Mama’s Song’ and ‘Undo It’ in the same couple of days,” Carrie says, “so it was really cool to have two completely different songs from the same group of people and the same energy going on in the same room.