Reba McEntire Love Songs & Big Hits for a Wedding Playlist

Last Updated: August 9, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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Reba McEntire is truly an American icon as a singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a role model for all girls around the world that strive for stardom. Reba starred in her self-titled TV sitcom on the WB which ran for six seasons.

Reba also starred in Malibu Country for eighteen episodes on ABC. She also has a film career which includes movies Tremors, One Night at McCool’s, and Charlotte’s Web.

Reba McEntire Top 10 Songs

While in college, Reba’s music career started in 1977 when she released her first album. She was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 17, 1986. Reba was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 22, 2011.

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Top Reba McEntire Love Songs List

#1 Fancy
Released in 1991 on the album Rumor Has It

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The song was originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. The song is told from the perspective of a woman named Fancy, approximately thirty-three years old, looking back to the summer she was 18.

But though I ain’t had to worry ’bout nothin’
For nigh on fifteen years
Well, I can still hear the desperation
In my poor mama’s voice ringin’ in my ears

song on Amazon

#2 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Released in 1992 on the album For My Broken Heart

The song was originally performed in 1972 by Vicki Lawrence. The phrase “the night the lights went out in Georgia” refers to the idea that the “light” of justice went out the night an innocent man was killed by the law.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia
That’s the night that they hung an innocent man

song on Amazon

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#3 Consider Me Gone
Released in 2009 on the album Keep On Loving You

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you think you can do better than this
Then I guess we’re done
Let’s not drag this on
Consider me gone

song on Amazon

#4 Because of You
duet with Kelly Clarkson
Released in 2007 on the album Breakaway

Reba would later become Kelly’s Mother-in-law until filing for divorce in 2020.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

song on Amazon

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#5 Turn On the Radio
Released in 2010 on the album All the Women I Am

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So listen Romeo, when you’re feelin’ kinda lonely
Let me tell you where to go
Turn on your radio

song on Amazon

#6 I’m a Survivor
Released in 2001 on the album Greatest Hits Volume III: I’m a Survivor

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter

song on Amazon

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#7 Does He Love You featuring Linda Davis
Released in 1993 on the album Greatest Hits Volume Two

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But when he’s with me
He says he needs me
And that he wants me
That he believes in me

song on Amazon

#8 Is There Life Out There
Released in 1992 on the album For My Broken Heart

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Is there life out there? So much she hasn’t done
Is there life beyond her family and her home?
She’s done what she should, should she do what she dares?

song on Amazon

#9 I Keep On Loving You
Released in 2010 on the album Keep On Loving You

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Through the baby don’t-leave-mes
And never-will-agains
And I-promise-tos
I keep on lovin’ you

song on Amazon

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#10 If You See Him, If You See Her
featuring Brooks & Dunn
Released in 1997 on the album If You See Him

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And even if it takes forever say I’ll still be here
If you see him
If you see her

song on Amazon

Reba McEntire’s Highest-Charting Singles

  • #1 Can’t Even Get the Blues, 1982
  • #1 You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving, 1983
  • #1 How Blue, 1984
  • #1 Somebody Should Leave, 1985
  • #1 Whoever’s in New England, 1986
  • #1 Little Rock, 1986
  • #1 What Am I Gonna Do About You, 1986
  • #1 Mind Your Own Business (Hank Williams, Jr. with Reverend Ike, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, and Tom Petty), 1986
  • #1 One Promise Too Late, 1987
  • #1 The Last One to Know, 1987
  • #1 Love Will Find Its Way to You, 1987
  • #1 I Know How He Feels, 1988
  • #1 New Fool at an Old Game, 1988
  • #1 Cathy’s Clown, 1989
  • #1 You Lie, 1990
  • #1 For My Broken Heart, 1991
  • #1 Is There Life Out There, 1992
  • #1 The Heart Won’t Lie (with Vince Gill), 1993
  • #1 Does He Love You (with Linda Davis), 1993
  • #1 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, 1995
  • #1 How Was I to Know, 1996
  • #1 If You See Him/If You See Her (with Brooks and Dunn), 1998
  • #1 Somebody, 2004
  • #1 Consider Me Gone, 2009
  • #1 Turn On the Radio, 2010
  • #1 Forever Country (credited as Artists of Now, Then & Forever), 2016
  • #2 Walk On, 1990
  • #2 Fallin’ Out of Love, 1991
  • #2 Till You Love Me, 1994
  • #2 And Still, 1995
  • #2 The Fear of Being Alone, 1996
  • #2 I’d Rather Ride Around with You, 1997
  • #2 Because of You (with Kelly Clarkson), 2007
  • #2 Cowgirls Don’t Cry (Brooks & Dunn with Reba McEntire), 2008
  • #3 I’m Not That Lonely Yet, 1982
  • #3 Rumor Has It, 1990
  • #3 The Greatest Man I Never Knew, 1992
  • #3 What Do You Say, 1999
  • #3 I’m a Survivor, 2001

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About Matthew Campbell

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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