Riley Green Turns Up the Heat With Steamy New Track, ‘Worst Way’

Green set off a whirlwind of excitement with this seductive song.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 1, 2024

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Riley Green is heating things up with the release of his sultry new track, “Worst Way.” 

The self-penned song is featured on his upcoming Way Out Here EP and is undoubtedly the sexiest tune he’s released to date. 

What Is “Worst Way” About?

“Worst Way” features minimal production, allowing listeners to focus on the intense lyrics, which find Green delving into a passion-filled night with his lover. In the first verse, he sets the tone for the evening with his other half, admitting plans to forgo romantic gestures like wine and roses. Instead, he’s focused on getting physical.

The Alabama native doesn’t beat around the bush on the chorus as he sings, “I want you in the worst way/ My hands are needin’ your hips/ Want the first taste/ Of whiskey to be off your lips/ So close all the blinds, lock all the doors/ Put away anything that’ll break/ Baby, I need you tonight/ Let’s see how much love we can make/ I want you in the worst way.”

As the passionate song continues, Green assures his partner that he still loves to “wine and dine” her but that for this specific evening, “that ain’t on the menu tonight.” He goes on to tell her, “You look like an angel tonight/ But you might wanna slip off those wings.” 

Fans Are Going Crazy Over The Provocative Lyrics

The 35-year-old set off a whirlwind of excitement with the release of the seductive tune. Hundreds shared their comments on Instagram, with many labeling “Worst Way” a “baby-making song.” Others shared comments like “This is by far the steamiest song, I’ve ever heard!!!” and “The sexiness of this song is 🔥.” It’s safe to say “Worst Way” left a lasting impression on listeners. Another fan likened it to “country Marvin Gaye.”

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New EP Coming Soon

The song will appear on Green’s forthcoming EP, which is slated to be released on Friday, April 12. This upcoming project features seven tracks, including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” and his latest radio single, “Damn Good Day To Leave.” 

The latter, which Green wrote with Erik Dylan, Jonathan Singleton, and Nick Walsh, went for adds at radio in March and earned the title of most-added for that week with 84 first-week adds. 

These latest releases continue to fuel Riley Green’s momentum, proving he’s at the top of his game. Currently on his headlining Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour, Green has been testing out the songs while on the road and the response is what prompted him to release the new EP. 

Riley Green - Way Out Here
Riley Green – Way Out Here

“We’ve been playing these new songs on the road and wanted to get them to the fans soon as possible,” he explained. “I’m always working on new music and have more coming throughout the year.” 

To celebrate the release of his EP, Green will take a short break from his tour to headline the inaugural  “Duckman Jam at Flora-Bama.” This is a two-day country music festival taking place April 12-13 in Pensacola, Florida. The country hitmaker will close-out both evenings and will be joined by Tracy Lawrence and Jake Worthington on Friday, April 12, and Drake White and Ella Langley on Saturday, April 13. 

Tickets for the Duckman Jam at Flora-Bama are on sale now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.