Typically when I choose a song for my Shoulda Been a Hit column, I pick a song that actually had a chance at becoming one.  But, for the first time in the history of this feature, I am choosing a song that was never officially released as a single.  Martina McBride churned 4 big hits off her 1999 release Emotion.  The lead-off single "I Love You" reached #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.  It was a HUGE hit.  So was the follow-up, "Love's the Only House," which peaked at #3.  "There You Are" reached the 10 spot and "It's My Time" peaked at #11.  But, if you ask me, Emotion contained a little hidden gem that had all the makings of a McBride chartbuster.   LISTEN!

I fully believe that "This Uncivil War" shoulda been released.  I also full believe it woulda been a hit!