Yeehaw! Get Down at the Hoedown With the 101 Best Country Songs of All Time

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As much as country music has changed with the times, it's still true that this genre—at its core—is all about good songwriting. And that's evident in every single one of the best country songs of all time. From top country music artists like Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood to Brooks & Dunn and Dolly Parton (because we all know you can never get enough Dolly), each one of these top country songs is iconic in their own right.

Whether you go hard for Reba McEntire, prefer Tim McGraw, or like to roll down the windows while listening to Hank Williams, there's a country tune for every kind of listener on this list. After all, ya'll, we included popular country songs that spent the most time running the charts as well as a few fan favorites, country love songs and old country songs, too.

So, let the music play! Keep reading (and listening) for the 101 best country songs of all time—you'll find the perfect selections for your country music playlist.

101 Best Country Songs

1. "I Walk the Line" — Johnny Cash

Talk about a classic country song! Largely regarded as the absolute best country song of all time, "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash was not only Cash's first No. 1 hit on the Billboard chart, but it set records when it stayed high on the chart for nearly 43 weeks.

2. "Jolene" — Dolly Parton

Though "Jolene" was Parton's second hit song (the first was "Joshua"), this 1973 bop captured the hearts and ears of everyone who listened. (And it still does to this day!)

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3. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” — Hank Williams

As any hardcore country music fan knows well, Hank Williams is an absolute staple of the genre. And his original song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" ranks as such, too. When it was released in 1949, it reached number four on the country charts.

4. "Friends in Low Places" — Garth Brooks

Another undeniable staple of the genre is Garth Brooks. Namely, his diddy "Friends in Low Places," written by Dewayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee. It hit No. 1 on the country charts and spent four weeks there before winning Single of the Year from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association.

5. "Coal Miner's Daughter" — Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn's first-ever foray onto the Billboard Hot 100 was "Coal Miner's Daughter" and to this day, it's widely applauded as one of Lynn's best.

6. "I Will Always Love You" — Dolly Parton

Two Dolly songs in the top 10 should come as no surprise. After all, Parton wrote both "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in the same day! The ballad of all ballads—which Whitney Houston went on to make even more famous in 1992—hit the top spot of Billboard Hot Country songs twice: once in 1974 and then again in 1982 when Parton re-recorded it for a soundtrack.

7. "Always On My Mind" — Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson's album of the same name Always On My Mind was the Billboard number one country album of the year in 1982 and songs from the album stayed on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts for a total of 253 weeks. It was number one, however, for a total of 22 weeks.

8. "Stand By Your Man" — Tammy Wynette

CMT once named "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette #1 on its list of Top 100 Country Music Songs. The 1968 single was Wynette's most successful of her career and it even crossed over onto the pop charts as well.

9. "Crazy" — Patsy Cline

At one time, "Crazy" by Patsy Cline was the most-played song on the jukebox in the U.S. The 1961 tune—written by Willie Nelson—was a commercial hit on both the country and pop charts.

10. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" — George Jones

This powerful, emotional hit from 1980 is considered by many to be the greatest country song of all time. It won recognition from the Grammys, Academy of Country Music and CMA awards, as well as was selected by the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board in 2009.

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11. "Cruise" — Florida Georgia Line

"Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line hit the radio waves in 2013 and it hit them hard. It broke records when it spent an unprecedented 24 weeks at No 1. on the Hot Country Songs chart. Before "Cruise," the record was 21 weeks.

12. "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" — Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

The original 1973 song sung by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson became so beloved, it spawned many a cover, including the popular 2003 version with Sara Evans and Deana Carter.

13. "The Dance" by Garth Brooks

From his debut album Garth Brooks, "The Dance" became Brooks' second number one hit. In fact, he's even gone on record admitting it's his favorite song he's ever recorded.

14. "Don't Rock the Jukebox" — Alan Jackson

The lead single from Alan Jackson's 1991 album of the same name, "Don't Rock the Jukebox" became Jackson's second consecutive No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.

15. "Before He Cheats" — Carrie Underwood

To this day, the 2005 banger "Before He Cheats" remains Carrie Underwood's biggest song. It reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for 64 consecutive weeks.

16. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" — John Denver

From 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver really turned the phrase—even years after it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboards Hot 100.

17. "The Gambler" — Kenny Rogers

In addition to earning Album of the Year and Record of the Year Grammy nominations for The Gambler, the song itself reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and No 16. on the Hot 100.

18. "Rhinestone Cowboy" — Glen Campbell

"Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell peaked at No 1. on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Billboard Hot 100 in 1975.

19. "Amarillo by Morning" — George Strait

Originally written and recorded by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser, George Strait covered "Amarillo by Morning" a decade after it was first released.

20. "Live Like You Were Dying" — Tim McGraw

Widely pointed to as one of Tim McGraw's biggest hits, "Live Like You Were Dying" entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 and was nominated for two Grammys—Best Country Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country Album.

21. "Fancy" — Reba McEntire

Originally a crossover pop hit for Bobbie Gentry in 1969, Reba McEntire gave "Fancy" the Reba treatment in 1990 when she covered it. Reba's version reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Hits the following year and is regarded as one of her most well-known songs to date.

22. "Settin' the Woods on Fire" — Hank Williams

Another Hank Williams jam country fans just couldn't get enough of, "Settin' the Woods on Fire" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Most Played by Jockeys chart and No. 2 on the National Best Sellers chart.

23. "I Fall to Pieces" — Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline's 1961 single is highly regarded as one of Cline's most successful hits.

24. "There's Your Trouble" — The Chicks

"There's Your Trouble" was The Chicks' (previously known as The Dixie Chicks) second single from their 1998 album Wide Open Spaces. It peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and even became super popular across the pond.

25. "Someone Else Calling You Baby" — Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan is a force to be reckoned with in country music come the 2010s and later, but "Someone Else Calling You Baby" was only his second number one hit.

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26. "Concrete Angel" — Martina McBride

Easily identified as one of the saddest country songs ever (just ask Rolling Stone, who ranked "Concrete Angel" as #1 in 2019), this Martina McBride song peaked at No. 5 on the country music charts.

27. "All My Ex's Live in Texas" — George Strait

In 1988, George Strait's "All My Ex's Live in Texas" was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

28. "Walk On By" — Leroy Van Dyke

Leroy Van Dyke's most commercially successful single, "Walk on By" spent 37 weeks on the country charts, 19 of which it stayed in the No. 1 spot. It even had an impressive go at the pop charts, to boot.

29. "Wagon Wheel" — Darius Rucker

A remake of Old Crow Medicine Show's 1973 song of the same name (co-written by Bob Dylan), Darius Rucker struck country gold when he re-recorded "Wagon Wheel" in 2013.

30. "Tennessee Whiskey" — Chris Stapleton

Now, that's a country song. "Tennesee Whiskey" harkens back to a country sound of an earlier time (maybe because it was written decades ago for another artist!). But when Chris Stapleton re-recorded it in 2015 for his album The Traveller, it peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 soon after.

31. "Rain Is a Good Thing" — Luke Bryan

Perhaps one of Luke Bryan's biggest songs (although he has quite a few), "Rain Is a Good Thing" became Bryan's first No. 1 hit in 2009.

32. "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" — Shania Twain

An iconic song about female empowerment, "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain reached the top 10 in six different countries and peaked at No. 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

33. "I Hope You Dance" — Lee Ann Womack

Perhaps one of the most iconic (and easily recognizable) country ballads of all time, "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack reached No. 1 on both Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts in 2000.

34. "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" — Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson rocked the jukebox again when he released "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" in 2002. The lyrics depict Jackson's reaction to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

35. "Goodbye Earl" — The Chicks

The Chicks know how to make a hit! Though originally recorded by the Sons of the Desert, "Goodbye Earl" made it onto The Chicks' 1999 album, Fly, where it really did soar—right to No. 13 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

36. "Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban

The people loved "Blue Ain't Your Color" when Keith Urban released it in 2016. It reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, where it sat for 12 weeks.

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37. "Ring of Fire" — Johnny Cash

Another one of Johnny Cash's most notable signature songs, "Ring of Fire" was actually written by his wife, June Carter Cash. It stayed at No. 1 on the charts for seven weeks and was certified Gold in 2010.

38. "Austin" — Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton debuted "Austin" in 2001 as his first single, but there was a bit of label drama as the novice singer moved from Giant Records to Warner Bros. Records amid the release. Still, it peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying a record previously set by Billy Ray Cyrus a decade earlier.

39. "Breathe" — Faith Hill

From her 1999 album of the same name, "Breathe" was Faith Hill's seventh No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, where it spent six weeks in the top slot.

40. "Not Ready to Make Nice" — The Chicks

Controversial to say the least, "Not Ready to Make Nice" was The Chicks' response to the backlash they received after publicly criticizing Republican President George W. Bush. Despite the fallout, the song won three Grammy Awards—Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

41. "Follow Your Arrow" — Kacey Musgraves

From Kacey Musgraves' debut album Same Trailer Different Park, "Follow Your Arrow" was met with stunning critical acclaim. It was named Song of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards.

42. "Whiskey Lullaby" — Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley's 11th song to chart, "Whiskey Lullaby" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also went on to win the 2005 Country Music Association Song of the Year Award.

43. "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" — Big & Rich

"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy") peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard US Country Chart and was widely syndicated.

44. "Somebody Like You" — Keith Urban

Not to be confused with Adele's banger of a similar title, "Somebody Like You" was Keith Urban's first single off his 2002 album Golden Road. It became his second number one hit and later, was named the number one country song of the first decade of the 21st century by Billboard.

45. "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" — Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

A classic collab between Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett—the king of Margaritaville himself—"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

46. "Red Dirt Road" — Brooks & Dunn

"Red Dirt Road" marked Brooks & Dunn's 18th number one hit on Billboard's Hot Country songs.

47. "Country Boy" — Alan Jackson

Another Alan Jackson classic, "Country Boy" was Jackson's twenty-fifth Number One hit on Billboard Country Singles.

48. "Drunk on You" — Luke Bryan

"Drunk on You" by Luke Bryan debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2012, becoming his first Billboard Hot 100 chart top 20. It was also Bryan's fifth number one single on Hot Country Songs.

49. "You're Still the One" — Shania Twain

Another iconic gem from Come On Over, Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" became Twain's first top 10 hit in the U.S. when it debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (where it stayed for nine weeks).

50. "Mean" — Taylor Swift

Commercially, "Mean" by Taylor Swift was undoubtedly a success (it peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, after all). But even more so than the charts can convey, "Mean" is a critical success, still highly regarded as one of Swift's best works in country—both lyrically and musically.

51. "Don't You Wanna Stay" — Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

One of the most critically acclaimed country duets of the 2010s, "Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson is a powerhouse with staying power. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also marked Clarkson's first number one single in country.

52. "The House That Built Me" — Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert's third single from her 2010 album Revolution, "The House That Built Me" became the fastest-rising single of her career. It was Lambert's first number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, where it held on for four weeks. It was certified platinum a year later—her second single to do so.

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53. "Why Not Me" — The Judds

"Why Not Me" became mother-daughter duo The Judds' second number one on the country charts, where it spent two weeks as No. 1.

54. "Devil Went Down to Georgia" — Charles Daniel Band

The Charles Daniel Band released "Devil Went Down to Georgia" in 1979, the band's biggest hit to date. It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

55. "It's Just a Matter of Time" — Randy Travis

Though the original recording (an R&B version by Brook Benton), too, charted, it was Randy Travis' country adaptation that really took off.

56. "Country Girl" — Faron Young

Faron Young's 1959 single "Country Girl" stayed on the country charts for 32 weeks. It was Young's fourth number one.

57. "Need You Now" — Lady A

Lady A took the country and pop charts by storm with their first single "Need You Now" in 2010. The song won four Grammys in 2011—including Song of the Year and Record of the Year (the only country song to do so since "Not Ready to Make Nice").

58. "I'll Get Over You" — Crystal Gayle

"I'll Get Over You" marked Crystal Gale's seventh charting song and her first number one in country.

59. "Achy Breaky Heart" — Billy Ray Cyrus

Long known as a "one hit wonder" for the stand-alone success of his debut single, "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even became the first country single to be certified Platinum since "Islands in the Stream" in '83.

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60. "Bless the Broken Road" — Rascal Flatts

Though Rascal Flatts may have given country radio banger after banger, it's still their earlier stuff that's fared the best chart-wise. A re-recording, "Bless the Broken Way" was released in 2004 and it spent five weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Singles & Tracks. It also won them a Grammy and Platinum status in 2010.

61. "I Like It, I Love It" — Tim McGraw

From 1995, "I Like It, I Love It" became McGraw's third #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

62. "My Maria" — Brooks & Dunn

Another signature Brooks & Dunn tune, "My Maria" not only reached No. 1 on the U.S. Country Music Chart, but it also won the duo a Grammy in 1997.

63. "You've Never Been This Far Before" — Conway Twitty

Though it was controversial at the time for its "overly sexual" lyrics, "You've Never Been This Far Before" was Conway Twitty's 10th number one of his solo career.

64. "Mama Tried" — Merle Haggard

Released in 1968, this hit song won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999 and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2016.

65. "Highwayman" — The Highwaymen

We'd be remiss not to mention The Highwaymen—a country supergroup composed of the times' biggest country artists: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. Their 1985 song "Highwayman" was a No. 1.

66. "As Good As I Once Was" — Toby Keith

Perhaps America's most patriotic country star, Toby Keith ran all the way to the bank with "As Good As I Once Was." BMI named the sassy single 2006's Song of the Year.

67. "(I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again" — Charley Pride

The first single from Charley Pride's 1969 album Just Plain Charley, "(I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again" stayed at No. 1 for three weeks on the country charts.

68. "When You Say Nothing at All" — Keith Whitley

Written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, "When You Say Nothing at All" reached its highest peak on the Billboard Hot Country Singles when Keith Whitley covered it in 1988.

69. "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" — Luke Bryan

Co-written by Bryan, "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" debuted at #52 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was named the third best-selling song by a male country music solo artist in 2014.

70. "From This Moment On" — Shania Twain

Shania Twain's ballad "From This Moment On" was an international success, topping charts in the U.S., New Zealand, Canada, the UK, France, Netherlands, and Sweden.

71. "Jesus Take the Wheel" — Carrie Underwood

Named No. 4 on CMT'S "40 Greatest Songs of the Decade," Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel" has been certified Platinum three times. The single was the first of Underwood's to set records on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart where it spent six weeks at No 1. It also peaked at No. 4 on Hot Christian Songs and charted on Adult Contemporary as well as becoming a Top 20 hit on Hot 100.

72. "Coward of the County" — Kenny Rogers

From 1979, Kenny Rogers' "Coward of the County" was a crossover success, hitting No. 3 on the Hot 100.

73. "Gunpowder & Lead" — Miranda Lambert

Certified Platinum in 2010, "Gunpowder & Lead" was Miranda Lambert's first Top 10 hit on Billboard Hot Country Songs.

74. "Almost Persuaded" — David Houston

Recorded by David Houston in 1966, "Almost Persuaded" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart where it stayed for nine weeks.

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75. "Tim McGraw" — Taylor Swift

Yep, "Tim McGraw" was Taylor Swift's first-ever single in 2006. For her debut single, the song—named after another successful country artist—peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent six weeks charting on Hot Country Songs.

76. "Hello Darlin'" — Conway Twitty

Reserving his right in country music fame, Conway Twitty had another huge success with "Hello Darlin,'" which was Twitty's fourth No 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

77. "Me and Bobby McGee" — Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin may not be a "country artist," but "Me and Bobby McGee" was the rocker's foray into country music given it was written by Kris Kristofferson, the father of country music songwriting. While it performed well while Joplin was still living, it was re-released after she passed and it topped the U.S. singles chart.

78. "I Swear" — John Michael Montgomery

Before All-4-One released an R&B cover of the song in 1994, "I Swear" was a hit country song for John Michael Montgomery. The country version spent four weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Singles & Tracks before crossing over to pop radio at #42 on the Hot 100.

79. "Two Black Cadillacs" — Carrie Underwood

"Two Black Cadillacs" by Carrie Underwood debuted at #55 on US Country Airplay and peaked at No. 2. It spent a total of 21 weeks on the chart and it became the American Idol alum's 17th number one.

80. "Don't Blink" — Kenny Chesney

"Don't Blink" marked Kenny Chesney's 13th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

81. "The Good Stuff" — Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney's fifth No. 1 hit on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, "The Good Stuff" was (at the time) Chesney's longest-lasting number one. (It spent seven weeks in the No. 1 spot.) "The Good Stuff" also hit #22 on the Hot 100 and was named the number one country single of 2002 a la Billboard Year End.

82. "Rainbow" — Kacey Musgraves

"Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves was the final single from her third studio album, Golden Hour. While it received several notable nominations, it also performed well commercially, too, becoming certified Gold in 2019. It was also her first song to chart in six years.

83. "Islands In The Stream" — Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Written by the Bee Gees, "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart—both Rogers' and Parton's second pop number-one hit. It was later famously adapted and sampled for "Ghetto Supastar" by Pras, Ol' Dirty Bass, and Mya.

84. "Have Mercy" — The Judds

Written by Paul Kennerley, The Judds' song "Have Mercy" marked the duo's fifth number one. It spent 14 weeks on the country charts and went No. 1 for two of those weeks.

85. "White Liar" — Miranda Lambert

"White Liar" became Miranda Lambert's second Top 10 hit when it peaked at No. 2 on Hot Country Songs.

86. "Love Story" — Taylor Swift

So many of us remember what "Love Story" did for country/pop crossover circa 2009. But when you see the numbers, it's even more astounding. The lead single from Taylor Swift's 2008 album Fearless remained on the Hot 100 for 49 weeks, No. 1 on Hot Country Songs for two weeks, and  No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40. To this day, it's Swift's highest-selling record being that it was certified eight times Platinum.

87. "Drinkin' Problem" — Midland

Got no problem drinkin' at all? Then you'll love the fact that Midland's hit was certified Gold in 2017, Platinum come January 2019, and 2xs Platinum come September 2019.

88. "Here You Come Again" — Dolly Parton

Another Dolly classic, "Here You Come Again" not only topped the charts for five weeks and hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it also won the '87 Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

89. "How Do You Like Me Now?" — Toby Keith

A redemption record of sorts, Toby Keith's "How Do You Like Me Now?" spent five weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs and marked Keith's first major crossover as it peaked at #31 on the Hot 100.

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90. "Cowboy Casanova" — Carrie Underwood

The fastest climbing single of 2009, "Cowboy Casanova" by Carrie Underwood is the fourth-biggest single of her career (behind "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Before He Cheats," and "Blown Away"). It was certified 2xs Platinum.

91. "This Is How We Roll" — Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan

If ever there was a destined-to-do-well collab, it's "This Is How We Roll," a joint effort between Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. Though it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #75, it reached No. 1 on Hot Country Songs and stayed at No. 1 for four weeks.

92. "Burnin' It Down" — Jason Aldean

Slightly controversial for its Top Country Song win at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, "Burnin' It Down" by Jason Aldean was undeniably commercially successful. It hopped from #42 to No. 1 in its second week on the Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Platinum only nine weeks after it was released. It became the fastest single of 2014 to do so.

93. "Okie from Muskogee" — Merle Haggard

One of Haggard's most famous songs, it was written to support the troops during the Vietnam War. "Okie from Muskogee" reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart, where it remained for four weeks.

94. "Sure Be Cool If You Did" — Blake Shelton

Released in 2013, "Sure Be Cool If You Did" hit No. 1 on both Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs.

95. "American Honey" — Lady A

"American Honey" became Lady A's third number one hit—third consecutive hit, that is. It's also been certified Platinum.

96. "God Gave Me You" — Blake Shelton

Shelton re-recorded "God Gave Me You" for his 2011 album Red River Blue and even received a Grammy nod for Best Country Song. It peaked at #21 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary and #13 in Hot Christian Songs.

97. "Our Song" — Taylor Swift

Another early T.Swift gem, "Our Song" was written when the singer was still in high school. Though it's hardly Swift's most commercial success, the single made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart. She was 18 at the time.

98. "Meant to Be" — Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

When they talk about successful country-pop crossover, they talk about "Meant to Be." Written and performed by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, this collaborative single earned all three a Grammy nom and broke several notable charting records. For one, it spent 50 weeks on the US Hot Country Songs chart—breaking records set forth by Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "Body Like a Backroad" by Sam Hunt.

99. "Why Don't We Just Dance" — Josh Turner

"Why Don't We Just Dance" from 2009 became Josh Turner's third number one hit. A year later, it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

100. "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" — Eli Young Band

Eli Young Band's sixth single of their career, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" charted at #60 on U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and #91 on the Hot 100.

101. "Die a Happy Man" — Thomas Rhett

Co-written and performed by Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man" peaked at #21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100—his highest-charting single on the Hot 100.

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