Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem”
As we near the end of 2017, it’s just fitting that One Country shares a few of those vintage. We are bored with all the typical ending of the year lists, so we’re setting our own spin!
Though the year’s biggest hit was also a hit in the pop charts, Sam Hunt’s indisputable conduct with “Body Like A Back Road,” can’t be refused, even if it is not really my cup of tea. The country tunes of 2017 contains favorites, but over one newcomer.
18 Best Country Music Songs of 2017:
18. “Body Like A Back Road”
“Body Like A Back Road” spent an intense 34 months at the top of all Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart without an album rollout or music video. Individuals from all walks of life span up 10 weeks later and Sam Hunt’s song up — still no sophomore record announcement or just another single in sight. That’s what I predict a powerful song.
17. “You Look Great”
Without any doubt in the world, Lady Antebellum’s “You Look Great” was the very underrated song of the year. It just cracked the Top 10 yet this fun, funky track is currently going to reside in on in their catalog for a long time. The last version is better.
16. “When It Rains It Pours”
Luke Combs is a ’90s country throwback performer in each the ways. This down-on-your-luck song is catchy as hell and was the beginner’s second No. 1 hit. He seems like Brooks & Dunn, but looks like your best friend from high school.
15. “Best Love Story”
I had been slow to get about the LANCO train, but see world. “Best Love Story” could be one of the most relatable songs on the market now, even when you didn’t end up reuniting with your high school sweetheart– there is always hope, right?
14. “The Bull”
Kip Moore’s last two records, The Wild Ones and Slowheart are full of earworms that are going to outlast most chart-toppers from this age. And one of his finest, “The Bull” is a look at what it is like to keep on keepin’ on. Which Moore aims to keep doing.
13. “It Ain’t My Fault”
School country outlaws and Southern rock legends met up to make such a toe-tappin’ night full of hook-ups, tequila and struggles. It is a melody. In the good way.
12. “Marry Me”
Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” is the strangest song he’s ever published, because it is a look at what would’ve happened if he hadn’t told his wife Lauren the way he feels. He provides it with such conviction you believe it almost happened.
11. “My Old Man”
Zac Brown Band returned with their origins on this one and delivered to some family masterpiece. There is no way this one did punch in one of the gut, if you have got a great guy. The strings can bring tears to you.
10. “Heartache On The Dance Floor”
“Dirt In My Boots” is a jam, however, Jon Pardi’s “Heartache On The Dance” cuts a true groove. The difference in why you can about the other one and this list is not? ‘Dirt’ could’ve been given by quite a few men in Nashville. Only Pardi could sing ‘Heartache’.
9. “I Hate Love Songs”
Kelsea Ballerini teamed up to deliver country music aficionados and this one could hear that over the first couple of lines. However, real-life connections and Ballerini’s own touches turned this one into a song that’s likely to be more relatable for many years to come.
8. “When Someone Allergic You”
Everybody knows Little Big Town doesn’t have a singer. It is only that Karen Fairchild is so great it often makes sense for her to take the reins. However, her spouse Jimi Westbrook’s delivery on “When Someone Stops Loving You” is so raw it also looks like the two got divorced. (And that likely would be making the evening news)
7. “Broken Halos”
This song became too real this season after our nation was rocked by events. However, it had been one of the year’s best songs before it turned into an anthem.
6. “Drinkin’ Problem”
Old school country music and old school country music legends created Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” the Dwight Yoakam meets Brandy Clark song you have been needing to listen to country music radio for the last 10 decades.
5. “A Small Dive Bar at Dahlonega”
If you still can’t pronounce Dahlonega, you aren’t alone. Ashley McBryde delivery on the stripped-down song is perfect.
4. “Every Little Thing”
3. “Tin Man”
Great gosh, Miranda Lambert, talk about a song. Lambert’s delivered unhappy tunes before, but “Tin Man” is your very exposed song she’s ever published. Even better– it only Lambert’s voice and an acoustic guitar. Hear and the rawness is right there for the world to see.
It has been two years since Cam published her brilliant debut record, Untamed, and “Diane” cannot be clubbed either. Told from the opposite side of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Cam clearly elicits some ’70s vibes on this one. The layering of her vocals combined with all the charging melody leaves it one of the upper things– that is great for country music, although awful at a party.
1. “If We’re Vampires”
Is Jason Isbell country? I don’t know and he doesn’t either, I know this song is much better than nearly all of the songs on Top 40 radio you’ve noticed this past year. And who knew you can observe love?
Other tunes that almost made the cut: