This One's for the Girls

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"This One's for the Girls"
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Single by Martina McBride
from the album Martina
Released June 9, 2003
Format radio single
Genre Country
Length 4:04
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Chris Lindsey
Hillary Lindsey
Aimee Mayo
Producer(s) Martina McBride
Paul Worley
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Concrete Angel"
"This One's for the Girls"
"In My Daughter's Eyes"
"Concrete Angel"
"This One's for the Girls"
"In My Daughter's Eyes"
Music video
"This One's for the Girls" at

"This One's for the Girls" is a song written by Chris Lindsey, Hillary Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, and recorded by American country music singer Martina McBride. It was released in June 2003 as the first single from her album Martina. McBride's first two daughters, Delaney and Emma, sing backing vocals on the song, as do fellow country singers Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Faith Hill.


The song's lyrics are a salute to women of various ages (early teens, middle twenties and approaching middle age) dealing with the struggles of different phases of life - starting high school and facing new pressures, coping with uncertainty about a career, and reaching middle age - and tells them "You're beautiful the way you are."

The song was released to country radio in mid-2003 and peaked at number 3 on the Hot Country Songs charts. A remixed version of the song was also a number 1 single on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. This version remained released only to radio until Playlist: The Very Best of Martina McBride was released in 2008.


The following musicians perform on this track:[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"This One's for the Girls" debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 21, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 39
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 32

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 28


  1. ^ Martina (CD). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2003. RCA82876-54207-2. 
  2. ^ "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
  3. ^ "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Martina McBride.
  4. ^ "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Martina McBride.
  5. ^ "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Martina McBride.
  6. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"100 Years" by Five for Fighting
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single by
July 3–10, 2004 (first run)
August 7, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (second run)
September 25, 2004 (third run)
Succeeded by
"100 Years" by Five for Fighting
"Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys