#10. 'Daddy Sang Bass' by Johnny Cash
- Artist: Johnny Cash
- Billboard rank: #10
This 1986 hit is the most successful of Johnny Cash’s melancholy songs. The narrator’s family attempts to stay close, despite the passing of his brother. It stayed #1 on the country charts for six weeks.
#9. 'Amazed' by Lonestar
- Artist: Lonestar
- Billboard rank: #9
The country group Lone Star’s 1999 hit spent eight weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart. A remix of the song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single is a powerful declaration of a man’s love for his romantic partner, whose every move leaves him “amazed.”
#8. 'Somebody Like You' by Keith Urban
- Artist: Keith Urban
- Billboard rank: #8
Keith Urban’s 2002 single, which Billboard dubbed the #1 country song of the first decade of the 21st century, is a simple love song. The narrator has finally found a woman who makes him forget about life's troubles.
#7. 'Convoy' by C. W. McCall
- Artist: C. W. McCall
- Billboard rank: #7
C. W. McCall’s 1975 song hit #1 on both country and pop charts. The song, laced with trucker slang, follows a group of truck drivers through a protest.
#6. 'Love's Gonna Live Here' by Buck Owens
- Artist: Buck Owens
- Billboard rank: #6
Buck Owens’ 1963 hit held the top spot for 16 weeks, a record that stood for a jaw-dropping 49 years. The song follows the narrator’s recovery from a breakup, and excitement about falling in love in the future.
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#5. 'There Goes My Everything' by Jack Greene
- Artist: Jack Greene
- Billboard rank: #5
Jack Greene’s song about a tough breakup peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966 and spent seven weeks at the top of the country chart.
#4. 'Take Your Time' by Sam Hunt
- Artist: Sam Hunt
- Billboard rank: #4
This 2014 recording became Hunt's second consecutive single to reach #1 on the country charts. The narrator seeks a romantic encounter with someone he meets in a crowd.
#3. 'Wanted' by Hunter Hayes
- Artist: Hunter Hayes
- Billboard rank: #3
Hunter Hayes broke a record held since 1973 as the youngest male artist to reach #1 when “Wanted” topped the Hot Country Songs chart. His second single, a love song, helped him win the CMA award for Best New Artist in 2012.
#2. 'Walk On By' by Leroy Van Dyke
- Artist: Leroy Van Dyke
- Billboard rank: #2
Leroy Van Dyke’s most successful song spent 37 weeks on the country chart in 1961, with a record-breaking 19 in the #1 spot. It was one of the first country-rock songs that inspired bands like The Eagles.
#1. 'Cruise' by Florida Georgia Line
- Artist: Florida Georgia Line
- Billboard rank: #1
The duo’s 2012 single set an all-time record of 56 weeks on the country charts, tying Taylor Swift’s record. The remix, which featured rapper Nelly, hit #6 on the Hot 100. In 2013, “Cruise” became the best-selling song by a country duo in digital history.
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