The Judds are a legendary country music duo composed of Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd, who is the daughter of Naomi. They started in the early 80s and have been making music ever since. Over the years, they have released many studio albums and have had countless hit singles. This post will look at the ten best Judds songs of all time.
10. Girls Night Out (1984)
Girls Night Out is a song about having a good time with the girls. It was released as the second single from their debut album and became another big hit for The Judds. Lyrically, the song is all about having fun and being carefree. Musically, it’s an uptempo country song with a toe-tapping beat. The album Why Not Me also gave us the hits Mama He’s Crazy and Love Can Build a Bridge. The song was written by Naomi Judd and her then-husband Larry Strickland.
9. Let Me Tell You About Love (1989)
“Let Me Tell You About Love” is a song written by Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in January 1989 as the third single from their album River of Time. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song is a ballad in which the mother and daughter duo sing about the power and beauty of love. The music video was directed by Dick Lowry and premiered in early 1989. It features The Judds singing the song in a recording studio, interspersed with clips of couples in love. Critical reception to the song was positive. Larry Flick of Billboard magazine called it “a powerhouse ballad” and praised the duo’s vocal performance.
8. Love Is Alive (1984)
The Judds’ first number one hit, “Love Is Alive,” is a classic country song about the power of love. Naomi and Wynonna’s harmonies are spot on, and the music is plain catchy. The Judds wrote this song with their mom, Naomi Judd’s, ex-husband, Larry Strickland. The song is about how love can survive anything. It describes how love is essential in life and can never be destroyed. The song was a huge hit and helped launch The Judds’ career.
7. Have Mercy (1985)
Have Mercy is a song written by Naomi Judd and recorded by the American country music duo The Judds. It was released in February 1985 as the third single from their album Rockin’ with the Rhythm. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in May 1985. The song is a ballad in which the female narrator pleads with a former lover to have Mercy on her and take her back. Rick Moore of The Miami Herald, in his review of the Judds’ album Rockin’ with the Rhythm, described the song as “a tear-jerker that is sure to touch the heart of anyone who’s ever been in love and lost it.”
6. Give a Little Love (1988)
The Judds’ Give a Little Love is a feel-good country song that makes you want to dance. Released in 1988 as a single from their Greatest Hits album, the song quickly became a fan favorite. With its cheerful melody and lyrics about the importance of love and kindness, Give a Little Love is perfect for anyone who needs a little pick-me-up. The song is about 4 minutes long and features Naomi Judd on lead vocals, with Wynonna providing harmony.
5. Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain (1985)
“Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain” is a song recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in November 1985 as the second single from the duo’s album Rockin’ with the Rhythm. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in February 1986 and peaked at number four on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. Written by songwriters Sandy Knox and Ray Griff, “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain” is a ballad in which the female narrator tells her lover that she will always love him, even if it rains. Wynonna had said that this song is about her father, who left the family when Wynonna was young.
4. Why Not Me (1984)
The Judds’ debut single was an instant smash, reaching the top of the charts and setting the tone for their successful career. A soulful ballad about a woman who has given everything to her relationship only to be left in the dust, “Why Not Me” is one of the duo’s most iconic tracks. It describes the heartbreak and betrayal of love perfectly. The lyrics are powerful and passionate, and the song’s emotional intensity is matched only by its catchy beat. This is one tune that will stay with you long after you’ve finished listening to it.
3. Mama, He’s Crazy (1984)
The third song on our list of the ten best Judds songs is “Mama, and He’s Crazy.” Released in 1984 on the album Wynonna & Naomi, this song is about a young girl’s relationship with her father. The lyrics are written from the daughter’s perspective, and she is trying to make her father understand that she loves him, but she’s also scared of him. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
2. (Grandpa) Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days (1985)
Written by Naomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna Judd, “Grandpa” is a heartwarming song about the memories shared between a grandfather and his granddaughter. The song tells the story of a granddaughter asking her grandfather to tell her about the good ol’ days, and the grandfather gladly obliges, telling her about all of the beautiful things he remembers from his life. The song is a nostalgic look back at the past good times, and it’s easy to see why it’s become a fan favorite.
1. Love Can Build a Bridge (1990)
The Judds’ 1990 song “Love Can Build a Bridge” was the mother-daughter duo’s first number one hit on the Country charts. The song is a ballad about the power of love and was written by Naomi Judd, Jimmy Wayne, and Paul Overstreet. The lyrics describe how love can conquer all, and the music video features Naomi and Wynonna Judd performing the song alongside other famous country music singers.