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Top 100 country songs of all time

  • #60. 'I Like It, I Love It' by Tim McGraw

    - Artist: Tim McGraw
    - Billboard rank: #60

    In Tim McGraw’s fast-paced 1995 hit, he expresses how deeply in love he is with his romantic partner. In the years since its release, the song has been featured in dozens of promotional videos for various athletic events.

  • #59. 'Why Don't We Just Dance' by Josh Turner

    - Artist: Josh Turner
    - Billboard rank: #59

    In his 2009 single, Josh Turner tells the story of a couple that dances together in their living room to forget all the troubles in the world.

  • #58. 'My Maria' by Brooks & Dunn

    - Artist: Brooks & Dunn
    - Billboard rank: #58

    "My Maria," which was originally recorded in 1973, won Brooks & Dunn their second Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Vocal Group or Duo. Billboard also declared "My Maria" the #1 country song of the year.

  • #57. 'Party Time' by T.G. Sheppard

    - Artist: T. G. Sheppard
    - Billboard rank: #57

    This #1 hit was T.G. Sheppard’s eighth and remained on the country charts for 13 weeks. The upbeat recording follows a narrator as he attempts to party hard enough to forget about a breakup.
     

  • #56. 'Every Which Way But Loose' by Eddie Rabbitt

    - Artist: Eddie Rabbitt
    - Billboard rank: #56

    Not to be confused with a film of the same name, this 1979 song set a record for the highest debut on the Hot Country Singles chart. It took nearly 30 years for another song to top it. "Every Which Way But Loose" follows a narrator who has positive and negative feelings toward his girlfriend, whom he can’t seem to break up with.

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  • #55. 'Wings Of A Dove' by Ferlin Husky

    - Artist: Ferlin Husky
    - Billboard rank: #55

    Though the song was originally recorded in 1958 by Bob Ferguson, it found true popularity when Ferlin Husky released his cover in 1960. The song alludes to a verse in the Bible in which God sends Noah a dove during the flood. "Wings Of A Dove" has since been covered by more than a dozen country artists.

  • #54. 'You've Never Been This Far Before' by Conway Twitty

    - Artist: Conway Twitty
    - Billboard rank: #54

    The controversial song describes a romantic rendezvous between a man and his much less-experienced girlfriend. Though there was a public outcry about the song’s raunchy lyrics in 1973, it became Conway Twitty’s only song to cross over from the country charts to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #22.

  • #53. 'As Good As I Once Was' by Toby Keith

    - Artist: Toby Keith
    - Billboard rank: #53

    This ballad of an aging cowboy quickly became one of Toby Keith’s most successful songs of all time. It reached the top of the country charts in 2005.

  • #52. 'Love Without End, Amen' by George Strait

    - Artist: George Strait
    - Billboard rank: #52

    George Strait’s 1990 single helped him break out of the "good country singers" mold to become a legend. "Love Without End, Amen" stayed at #1 on the country charts for several weeks. The emotional ballad follows a man through his life as he discovers unconditional love.

  • #51. 'Hello Darlin'' by Conway Twitty

    - Artist: Conway Twitty
    - Billboard rank: #51

    Conway Twitty’s 1970 song about a man’s emotional encounter with a former flame soon became one of his signature performances. The single was his fourth to top the country charts, and Billboard declared it the #1 song of the year.

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