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Jan 15

Billboard‘s Top 10 Songs of the Last 25 Years

Billboard's Top 10 Songs of the Last 25 Years

Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of Sweet Talk PR.

The Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, which began charting country songs in January 1944, is celebrating its 70th birthday. In honor of the genre’s ever growing popularity, Billboard is honoring the chart’s anniversary by taking a look at the Top 70 country songs of the last 25 years.

The list is varied, with newcomers and legends alike finding a home on the chart. Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” comes in at No. 1. The song recently became the best-selling song in country music history, moving more than 6.6 million downloads to date. The song spent 24 weeks at No. 1, making it the longest-running No. 1 since the chart’s inception. Both Tim McGraw and George Strait chart two songs in the Top 10. Hunter Hayes, Lonestar, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Faith Hill (with Tim McGraw) also found homes in the Top 10.

See the Top 10 Songs of the last 25 years below:

Top 10 Songs of the Last 25 Years:

10. “Love Without End, Amen” – George Strait
9. “Check Yes or No” – George Strait
8. “Somebody Like You” – Keith Urban
7. “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw with Faith Hill
6. “That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan
5. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift
4. “Amazed” – Lonestar
3. “Just To See You Smile” – Tim McGraw
2. “Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
1. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line

The full list of the Top 70 Country Songs is available at The magazine also listed the Top 20 artists with the most No. 1 hits in the chart’s history. George Strait tops the list 44 with Conway Twitty coming in at No. 2 with 40 and Merle Haggard at No. 3 with 38. See the full chart on Billboard.


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