Top 10 Country Songs of 2016
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10. T-Shirt – Thomas Rhett
This song was written by Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally. It was released in 2015 from Thomas Rhett’s album called Tangled Up.
9. From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay
This song was released in February 2016 from the duo’s second studio album, Obsessed. “From The Ground Up” is a country ballad written by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, and Chris DeStefano. The song is about finding true love and building a life together with that person.
8. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini
This song was released in March 2016 from the studio album, The First Time. “Peter Pan” is a country pop song about lost love who is compared to the song’s namesake as a metaphor for his immaturity and tendency to run away.
7. Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day – Luke Bryan
The song was released in 2015 from the studio album, Kill The Lights. It is best described as an old-school country mix of Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee” and Alabama’s “My Home’s in Alabama” with a sprinkling of Waylon Jennings’ outlaw spirit.
6. Wasted Time – Keith Urban
This song was recorded by Australian country singer Keith Urban. It was released in April 2016 from his third studio album, Ripcord. Urban performed “Wasted Time” at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards and was received by a standing ovation from the crowd.
5. Head Over Boots – Jon Pardi
Song was released in September 2015 from Jon Pardi’s second studio album, California Sunrise. “Head Over Boots” was written from Jon Pardi’s experience at a Texas dancehall. He wanted the song to give people something to dance to and feel good about.
4. Record Year – Eric Church
Was released in 2015 from the studio album, Mr. Misunderstood. Billy Dukes from Taste of Country gives the song praise and says,
“Eric Church has never sung heartbreak the same way twice — a streak that remains intact with Record Year. The second single from his Mr. Misunderstood album finds him hurting in a whole new way.”
3. Lights Came On – Jason Aldean
This song was released to the radio in April 2016. It sold 70,000 copies within the first week which took the song to No. 1 on the Country Digital Songs Chart. “Lights Came On” has been happily compared to Aldean’s earlier hits “My Kinda Party” and “She’s Country.”
2. Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
This song comes from Carrie’s fifth studio album, Storyteller. It was released in April 2016. “Church Bells” is best described as a pop country song that tells the story of a young woman who marries a rich gentleman, but afterwards finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage, which she ends by poising his drink.
1. H.O.L.Y – Florida Georgia Line
H.O.L.Y is an acronym for “High On Loving You.” This song is the lead single from the duo’s third studio album, Dig Your Roots and was first released in April 2016. It was written by Busbee, Nate Cyphert and William Wiik Larsen. Cyphert describes how he came up with the acronym H.O.L.Y:
“I was driving through the hills and was in awe of all the mountains and all of that,” remembers Cyphert. “I don’t know exactly where it came from, but I just had this idea for ‘high on loving you.’ I was thinking of all the things that associate with love in the highest form, and I came up with ‘H.O.L.Y.’ as an acronym. I walked into the session, and it was the first thing I proposed to them as an idea.”
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