No. 82: Carrie Underwood, ‘Just a Dream’ – Top 100 Country Love Songs
Carrie Underwood demonstrated that true love transcends even death in this haunting track, which easily deserves its place in the Top 100 Country Love Songs. ‘Just a Dream’ starts off in a romantic vein, luring the listener in by following a young bride to the church in her wedding dress, ostensibly for her wedding.
But in a true country music tragic twist, it transpires that the young wife is a widow, and she is at the church to attend the funeral of her husband, a soldier who’s been killed in action. The shattered young woman can’t accept her fate, setting up the classic lament, “This is just a dream.” The song caught on with country fans, becoming Underwood’s sixth straight single to land at No. 1.
Listen to ‘Just a Dream’ by Carrie Underwood