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       Best Country Songs Of The Year Mini Rankdown 





1.. 1. Each round will begin with the Spotify Hot Country Presents...... Best 100 Country Songs of the year rankings. 


2. Every ranker will eliminate and/or advance songs of that year until we are left with a Top 20 for the round. The exact format will vary depending on the number of rankers for the round.



3. The rankers will privately send a ranking of the Top 20 songs. Write-ups are not required, but feel free to submit them if you wish.



Once the winning song is revealed, we'll move on to the next round. By the end of the game, all the winning songs will be ranked in one final overall ranking.



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Top 100 Country Songs of 2015


Sam Hunt - Take Your Time
Little Big Town - Girl Crush
Sam Hunt - House Party
Luke Bryan - Kick The Dust Up
Thomas Rhett - Crash and Burn
Blake Shelton - Sangria
Zac Brown Band - Homegrown
Chris Janson - Buy Me A Boat
Keith Urban - John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
Eric Church - Like a Wrecking Ball
Old Dominion - Break Up With Him
Luke Bryan - Strip it Down
Chris Young - I’m Coming Over
Brett Elredge - Lose My Mind
Zac Brown Band - Loving You Easy
Canaan Smith - Love You Like That
Luke Bryan - I See You
Cam - Burning House
A Thousand Horses - Smoke
Florida Georgia Line - Sippin’ On Fire
Carrie Underwood - Little Toy Guns
Cole Swindell - Let Me See Ya Girl
Jason Aldean - Tonight Looks Good On You
Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe - Lonely Tonight
Kenny Chesney - Save It For a Rainy Day
Kelsea Ballerini - Love Me Like You Mean It
Michael Ray - Kiss You In The Morning
Brantley Gilbert - One Hell of An Amen
Tyler Farr - A Guy Walk Into A Bar
Dan+Shay - Nothin’ Like You
Dustin Lynch - Hell of a Night
Billy Currington - Don’t It
Cole Swindell - Ain’t Worth The Whiskey
Dierks Bentley - Say You Do
Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes
Chris Young - Lonely Eyes
Tim McGraw - Shotgun Rider
Maddie & Tae - Fly
Jason Aldean - Just Gettin’ Started
Frankie Ballard - Young & Crazy
Easton Corbin - Baby Be My Love Song
Tim Mcgraw feat. Catherine Dunn - Diamond Rings and Old Bartstools
Jane Kramer - I Got The Boy
Chase Rice - Gonna Wanna Tonight
Brad Paisley - Crushin’ It
Carrie Underwood - Smoke Break
Brothers Osborne - Stay a Little Longer
Keith Urban feat. Eric Church - Raise ‘Em Up
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter - Wild Child
Jake Owen - Real Life
Eric Pasley - She Don’t Love You
Thomas Rhett - Die a Happy Man
Miranda Lambert - Little Red Wagon
Blake Shelton - Gonna
Sam Hunt - Break Up in a Small Town
Kip Moore - I’m To Blame
Hunter Hayes - 21
Parmalee - Already Callin’ You Mine
Luke Bryan - Games
Kenny Chesney - Til It’s Gone
Tim McGraw - Top of the World
Jake Owen - What We Ain’t Got
LOCASH - Love This Life
Kelsea Ballerini - Dibs
Rascal Flatts - Riot
Jason Aldean - Gonna Know We Were Here
Lady A - Long Stretch of Love
Reba - Going Out Like That
Big & Rich - Run Away With You
Randy Houser - We Went
Josh Turner - Lay Low
Kacey Musgraves - Biscuits
Dierks Bentley - Riser
Lee Brice - That Don’t Sound Like You
Lady A - Freestyle
Kristian Bush - Trailer Hitch
Joe Nichols - Hard to be Cool
Gloriana - Trouble
Chase Rice - Ride
Brad Paisley - Country Nation
Ashley Monroe - On to Something Good
Mickey Guyton - Better Than You Left Me
Kacey Musgraves - Dime Store Cowgirl
Alan Jackson - Jim and Jack and Hank
Charles Kelley feat. Eric Pasley & Dierks Bentley - The Driver
The Cadillac Three - White Lightning 
Chris Stapleton - Traveller
Cam - My Mistake
George Strait - Let It Go
George Strait - Cold Beer Conversation
Craig Wayne Boyd - My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face
Lauren Alaina - Next Boyfriend
Clare Dunn - Move On
Brett Kissel - Airwaves
Autumn Hill - Blame
Kira Isabella - Shake It If Ya Got It
Cassadee Pope - I Am Invincible 
Danielle Bradbery - Friend Zone
The Band Perry - Live Forever
Lauren Alaina - History

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2021 Top 20


1. "Next Girl" - Carly Pearce  

2. "half of my hometown" - Kelsea Ballerini 
3. "Chasing After You" - Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris 
4. "justified" - Kacey Musgraves  
5. "Somebody Like That" - Tenille Arts 
6. "Woman You Got" - Maddie & Tae 
7. "The Good Ones" - Gabby Barrett 
8.  "Lady"-  Brett Young 
9. Found It In You" Demo - Tiera Kennedy 
10. "Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's" - Sam Hunt Total
11. Thinking 'Bout You" - Dustin Lynch, MacKenzie Porter 
12. "Things A Man Oughta Know" - Lainey Wilson
13. "Glad You Exist" - Dan + Shay 
14. "Forever After All" - Luke Combs 
15. "I'm Not For Everyone" - Brothers Osborne

16. "Getting Over Him" - Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi 
17. "Wishful Drinking" - Ingrid Andress 
18. "It's Cause I Am" - Callista Clark 
19. "Freedom Was A Highway" - Jimmie Allen, Brad Paisley
20. "Take My Name" - Parmalee 




2020 Top 20 


1. "The Bones" - Maren Morris

2. "More Hearts Than Mine" - Ingrid Andress
3. "homecoming queen?" - Kelsea Ballerini
4. "Die From A Broken Heart" - Maddie & Tae
5.  Black Like Me " - Mickey Guyton
6.  "Drinking Alone" - Carrie Underwood
7. "Hole In The Bottle" - Kelsea Ballerini
8.  "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
9.  "Betty" - Taylor Swift
10. "What If I Never Get Over You" - Lady Antebellum
11. "I Hope" - Gabby Barrett
12. "The Other Girl" - Kelsea Ballerini x Halsey
13. "Champagne Night" - Lady A
14. "Bluebird" - Miranda Lambert
15. "10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
16. "My Voice" - Kalie Shorr
17. "Gaslighter" - The Chicks
18. "What Could've Been" - Gone West
19. "Make Me Want To" - Jimmie Allen
20. "Hard To Forget" - Sam Hunt


2019 Top 20  


1. "Rainbow" - Kacey Musgraves

2. "Love Wins" - Carrie Underwood

3. "Tequila" - Dan + Shay

4. "Girl" - Maren Morris

5. "Miss Me More" Kelsea Ballerini

6. "Friends Don't" Maddie & Tae

7. "Southbound" Carrie Underwood

8. "These Days" MacKenzie Porter

9. "Closer To You" Carly Pearce 

10. Meant to Be(feat. Florida Georgia Line) 

11. "Speechless" Dan + Shay

12. "What Happens In A Small Town" - Brantley Gilbert, Lindsay Ell

13. Soon You'll Get Better (feat. The Chicks)

14. "Buy My  Own Drinks" - Runaway June

15. "Girl Goin' Nowhere" - Ashley McBryde

16.  "Somebody's Daughter" - Tenille Townes

17.  " Beautiful Crazy" - Luke Combs

18.  "She Got the Best of Me" - Luke Combs

19.  "Eyes On You" - Chase Rice

20. "The Git Up" - Blanco Brown




2018 Top 20 


1. "I Hate Love Songs" - Kelsea Ballerini

2. "Cry Pretty" - Carrie Underwood

3. "Space Cowboy" - Kacey Musgraves

4. "Worth It" - Danielle Bradbery

5. "Mercy" - Brett Young

6. "Doin' Fine" - Lauren Alaina

7. "Slow Burn" - Kacey Musgraves

8. "Babe" - Sugarland Featuring Taylor Swift

9. "Potential - Danielle Bradbery

10. "Moment of Weakness" - Tenille Arts

11. I Hate This" - Tenille Arts

12. "Goodbye Summer" - Danielle Bradbery, Thomas Rhett

13. "Criminal" - Lindsay Ell

14. "Take Back Home Girl" - Chris Lane Featuring Tori Kelly

15. "Like I Loved You" - Brett Young

16. "Take You Home" - Cassadee Pope

17. "This Town Is Killing Me" - Caitlyn Smith

18. "A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega" - Ashley McBryde

19. "Dammit" - Jana Kramer

20. "Coming Home" - Keith Urban Featuring Julia Michaels



2017 Top 20


1. Road Less Traveled - Lauren Alaina

2. Better Man - Little Big Town

3. In Case You Didn’t Know - Brett Young

4. I Could Use A Love Song - Maren Morris

5. The Fighter - Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood

6. Every Little Thing - Carly Pearce

7. What Ifs - Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina

8. Tin Man - Miranda Lambert

9. Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

10. Yours - Russell Dickerson

11. Craving You - Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris

12. How Not To - Dan+Shay

13. Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton

14. Hurricane - Luke Combs

15. Yours If You Want It - Rascal Flatts

16. Legends - Kelsea Ballerini

17. Love Triangle - Raelynn

18. No Such Thing as a Broken Heart - Old Dominion

19. Unforgettable - Thomas Rhett

20. When It Rains It Pour - Luke Combs



2016 Top 20


1. Peter Pan - Kelsea Ballerini 

2. My Church - Maren Morris 

3. Blue Ain't Your Color - Keith Urban 

4. Church Bells - Carrie Underwood 

5. Humble & Kind - Tim McGraw 

6. Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton 

7. Dirty Laundry - Carrie Underwood 

8. Why Baby Why - Mickey Guyton 

9. Fight Like A Girl - Kalie Shorr 

10. War Paint - Madeline Merlo 

11. Unlove You - Jennifer Nettles

12. From The Ground Up - Dan + Shay 

13. Take Me Home - Jess Moskaluke 

14. H.O.L.Y. - Florida Georgia Line 

15. I Like The Sound of That - Rascal Flatts 

16. Sleep Without You - Brett Young 

17. T-Shirt - Thomas Rhett 

18. Thy Will - Hillary Scott & The Scott Family 

19. Record Year - Eric Church 

20. Different For Girls - Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley



2015 Top 20


1. Little Bigtown - Girl Crush 

2. Carrie Underwood Little Toy Guns 

3. Thomas Rhett - DIe a Happy Man 

4. Cam Burning House 

5. Reba - Going Out Like That 

6. Mickey Guyton - Better Than You Left Me 

7. Kacey Musgraves - Dime Store Cowgirl 

8. Carrie Underwood - Smoke Break

9. Maddie & Tae - Fly 

10. Sam Hunt - Take Your Time 

11. Lauren Alaina - Next Boyfriend

12. Rascal Flatts - Riot 

13. Thomas Rhett - Crash and Burn 

14. Brothers Osborne - Stay a Little Longer

15. Kelsea Ballerini - Love You Like You Mean It 

16. Jana Kramer - I Got The Boy 

17. Ashley Monroe - On to Something Good 

18. Parmalee - Already Callin’ You Mine 

19. Brantley Gilbert - One Hell of An Amen 

20. Brad Paisley - Country Nation 


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  • QueenKalie changed the title to Best Country Songs Of The Year Mini Rankdown. (2021)

I likely won't join (unless I see that I am familiar with a good number of songs), but I'll be lurking and watching from the sidelines. And rooting for my favorites from there too. :giggle: 


Also well done to you @QueenKalie on starting your first rankdown, which I am still far too intimated to attempt to do. :haha: 

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42 minutes ago, QueenKalie said:

                  Hot Country Presents..... Best Country Songs of 2021 



"Chasing After You" - Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
"half of my  hometown" - Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney
"Forever After All" - Luke Combs
"Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen." - Chase Rice, Florida Georgia Line
"Next Girl" - Carly Pearce
"Thinking 'Bout You" - Dustin Lynch, MacKenzie Porter
"Buy Dirt" - Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan
"Famous Friends" - Chris Young, Kane Brown
"Glad You Exist" - Dan + Shay
"You Should Probably Leave" Chris Stapleton
"Things A Man Oughta Know" - Lainey Wilson
"Drunk" (And I Don't Wanna Go Home) - Miranda Lambert
"Fancy Like" - Walker Hayes
"If I Didn't Love You" Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood
"Somebody Like That" - Tenille Arts
"Take My Name" - Parmalee
"Memory I Don't Mess With" - Lee Brice
"Starting Over" - Chris Stapleton
"Settling Down" - Miranda Lambert
"Home Sweet" - Russell Dickerson
"I Quit Drinking" - Kelsea Ballerini, LANY
"Gone" - Dierks Bentley
"The Good Ones" - Gabby Barrett
"Freedowm Was A Highway" - Jimmie Allen, Brad Paisley
"Better Than You're Used To" - Tyler Rich
"Always Gonna Love You" - Florida Georgia Line
"Wishful Drinking" - Ingrid Andress, Sam Hunt
"Knowing You" - Kenny Chesney
"Long Haul" - Ian Munsick
"justified" - Kacey Musgraves
"One Mississippi" - Kane Brown
"Found It In You" Demo - Tiera Kennedy
"We Didn't Have Much" - Justin Moore
"Country Again" - Thomas Rhett
"'Til You Can't" - Cody Johnson
"Coulda Loved You Longer" - Adam Doleac
"Till There's Nothing Left" - Cam
"Made For You" - Jake Owen
"Woman You Got" - Maddie & Tae
"Cold As You" - Luke Combs
"My Boy" - Elvie Shane
"Lil Bit" - Nelly, Florida Georgia Line
"I Was on A Boat That Day" - Old Dominion
"Villain" - Lily Rose
"Throw It Back" - Breland, Keith Urban
"Between You & Me" - Roman Alexander, Ashley Cooke
"Just About Over You" Radio Edit - Priscilla Block
"Minimum Wage" - Blake Shelton
"Hell Of A View" - Eric Church
"Why Should We" - CHASE WRIGHT
"Getting Over Him" - Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi
"Waves" - Luke Bryan
"Burn'Em All " - Kameron Marlowe
"All American" - Mickey Guyton
"Gone Too Soon" - Andrew Jannakos
"Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's" - Sam Hunt
"It's' Cause I Am" - Callista Clark
"Undivided" - Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard
"What If I'm Right" - Adam Sanders
"Breakups" - Seaforth
"Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night" - Ashley Cooke
"It's About Time" - Russell Dickerson, Florida Georgia Line
"If It Wasn't For Trucks" - Riley Green
"Make It Past Georgia" - Ashland Craft
"Nothing's Better" - Filmore
"One Too Many" - Keith Urban,P!nk
"Back Then, Right Now" - Tenille Arts
"That Ain't Me No More" - Matt Stell
"Truth About You" - Mitchell Tenpenny
"Heart's In Your Head" - Renee Blair
"Blame It On You" - Jason Aldean
"Nobody" - Dylan Scott
"I Can't" - Caitlyn Smith, Old Dominion
"Fill Them Boots " - Chris Lane
"Long Live" - Florida Georgia Line
"I'm Not For Everyone" - Brothers Osborne
"To Us It Did" - Mitchell Tenpenny
"Wilder Days" - Morgan Wade
"Town Home" - Austin Burke
"Heart Shut" - Alex Hall, Tenille Townes
"Heart On Fire" - Eric Church
"I Get That With You" - Josh Melton
"How Many Times" - Kat & Alex
"What's Your Country Song" - Thomas Rhett
"Under My Skin" - Nate Smith
"Down To One" - Luke Bryan
"Small Town Hypocrite" - Caylee Hammack, Chris Stapleton
"23" - Sam Hunt
"Same Boat" - Zac Brown Band
"Beers And Sunshin" - Darius Rucker
"She Got That" - Drew Green
"Compassion" - Brittney Spencer
"Cold Beer Calling My Name" - Jameson Rodgers, Luke Combs
"Lady"-  Brett Young
"You Time" - Scotty McCreery
"Dirt Road" - Kdd G
"Like A Lady" - Lady A
"Whiskey And Rain" - Michael Ray
"Wild Hearts" - Keith Urban
"GOOD TIME" - Niko Moon

I won’t join, but I see some favs on this list. Don’t disappoint. 🙃

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1:01:00 for Deana Carter's  Strawberry Wine

1:09:00 for the start of Kelsea's performances
1:25:00 Kelsea talks about working on her next album. Plays a song I am guessing is called "What I Have" that she has never played before but it is a contender to be on the new album.

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  • QueenKalie changed the title to Best Country Songs Of The Year Mini Rankdown 2015 winner has been revealed.

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