We all knew Carrie Underwood’s new single was a special one that was going to leave quite an impression on the hearts of all her fans, but I don’t think anyone realized just how strong that mark would be.
Since its release last week, “Something in the Water” has racked up sales of more than 124,000. Not only is it the biggest first-week sales total of Underwood’s entire career but also the biggest opening-week sales total of any female country star this year.
The song carries such a strong message of faith, hope and love. Could this be why audiences can’t get enough of it? It just might be.
Let’s take a look back at Underwood’s catalog. Remember her first No. 1 single “Jesus, Take the Wheel”? It was another song about faith. And don’t forget “Temporary Home” and “See You Again.” Both songs were big hits and had powerful messages tied to faith and spirituality.
Sure, she’s taken award-winning detours with fun tunes like “Last Name,” “Before He Cheats” and, even most recently, her duet with Miranda Lambert on “Somethin’ Bad.” But faith has always been at the core of Underwood’s soul, and audiences wouldn’t have it any other way.
So it’s no surprise her fans pulled through to make this inspirational tune a total smash for the singer right out of the gate.
“Something in the Water” will be featured on Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 arriving Dec. 9.
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