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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.



If you are interested in playing, then sign up here.


















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Top 100 Country Songs of 2016


HOLY - Florida Georgia Line
Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw

Somewhere on a Beach - Dierks Bentley
Head over Boots - Jon Pardi
You Should Be Here - Cole Swindell
My Church - Maren Morris
Came Here To Forget - Blake Shelton
Peter Pan - Kelsea Ballerini
Huntin, Fishin and Loving Everyday - Luke Bryan
From The Ground Up - Dan + Shay
Lights Come On - Jason Aldean
Church Bells - Carrie Underwood
Different For Girls - Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley
T-Shirt - Thomas Rhett
Record Year - Eric Church
Snapback - Old Dominion
Think of You - Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope
Setting the World on Fire - Kenny Chesney feat. P!nk
Home Alone Tonight - Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild
American Country Love Song - Jake Owen
Middle of a Memory - Cole Swindell
Drunk on Your Love - Brett Eldredge
Wasted Time - Keith Urban
Make You Miss Me - Sam Hunt
Confession - Florida Georgia Line
Fix - Chris Lane
Heartbeat - Carrie Underwood
Vice - Miranda Lambert
It Doesn’t Hurt Like It Used To - Billy Currington
Mind Reader - Dustin Lynch
I Like The Sound of That - Rascal Flatts
Sleep Without You - Brett Young
You Look Like I Need a Drink - Justin Moore
Nobody to Blame - Chris Stapleton
Beautiful Drug - Zac Brown Band
Blue Ain’t Your Color - Keith Urban
She’s Got a Way With Words - Blake Shelton
May We All - Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw
Rock On - Tucker Beathard
I Know Somebody - LOCASH
Move - Luke Bryan
I Met A Girl - William Michael Morgan
Noise - Kenny Chesney
Night’s On Fire - David Nail
Break On Me - Keith Urban
A Little More Summertime - Jason Aldean
That Don’t Sound Like You - Lee Brice
Song For Another Time - Old Dominion
Wanna Be That Song - Brett Eldredge
It All Started With a Beer - Frankie Ballard
We Went - Randy House
80s Mercedes - Maren Morris
Castaway - Zac Brown Band
Parachute - Chris Stapleton
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Livin’ The Dream - Drake White
21 Summer - Brothers Osborne
Running For You - Kip Moore
I Love This Life - LOCASH
Lovin’ Lately - Big & Rich feat. Old Dominion
Vacation - Thomas Rhett
Mr. Misunderstood - Eric Church
How I’ll Always Be - Tim McGraw
Forever Country - Artist of Then, Now & Forever
Unlove You - Jennifer Nettles
Stone Cold Sober - Brantley Gilbert
Without a Fight - Brad Paisley feat. Demi Lovato
Thy Will - Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Dirty Laundry - Carrie Underwood
Better in Boots - Tyler Farr
Seein’ Red - Dustin Lynch
Sober Saturday Night - Chris Young feat. Vince Gill
Fire Away - Chris Stapleton
If The Boot Fits - Granger Smith
Real Men Love Jesus - Michael Ray
Shut Up and Fish - Maddie & Tae
Hole In A Bottle - Canaan Smith
Make You Mine - High Valley
Used To Love You Sober - Kane Brown
The Weekend - Brantley Gilbert
Mayday - Cam
Star of the Show - Thomas Rhett
Kill A Word - Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
Fight Like A Girl - Kalie Shorr
Hearts on Fire - Chad Brownlee
One Little Kiss - Dallas Smith
Love Would Be Enough - Dean Brody
I Got This - George Canyon
Take Me Home - Jess Moskaluke
Pick me Up - Brett Kissel
Good Kinda Love - Jojo Mason
Won't You Be Mine - Bobby Mills
Come On Down - High Valley
War Paint - Madeline Merlo
Whatcha Wanna Do About It - Madeline Merlo
I Didn't Fall in Love with Your Hair - Brett Kissel featuring Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Holdin' Her Chris Janson
Why Baby Why - Mickey Guyton
Heartbreak Song - Mickey Guyton
Lipstick - Runaway June

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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

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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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