26 May Country Songs At Most Outstanding Rankings On Billboard Hot 100 Chart During Past 10 Years
Not only owning a “prime” position at the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, these songs also received a warm welcome from the audience.
It’s a fact that country music is always difficult to conquer young people because this is not the kind of music that interests the majority of listeners. Therefore, entering the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart has proved the strong attraction and affirmed the position of the artist pursuing this genre of music. The seven songs below are bright candidates which not only has stirred the international music industry but also brought the singers many proud achievements.
1. “The Climb” – Miley Cyrus
The song was released in 2009, on the soundtrack album “Hannah Montana: The Movie” starring Miley Cyrus. “The Climb” has a gentle tone that conveys a positive message about life: it’s a difficult journey, but it always brings us useful things. This is also the first single in the career of the hit owner of “We Can’t Stop” and has received a series of positive reviews from experts.
In particular, the song quickly topped to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and had been staying strong on this chart for 28 weeks.
2. “Love Story” – Taylor Swift
The song “Love Story” is inspired by the immortal play “Romeo and Juliet” by the great writer William Shakespeare. By the time it was released, the song received praise from everyone for the great composition style that Taylor “blew into” it.
In addition, it also holds No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the first single of Taylor’s to achieve this feat. “Love Story” also became one of the best-selling country music of all time.
3. “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift
“You Belong With Me” is the single from Taylor Swift’s second studio album titled “Fearless”.
Despite being highly appreciated by critics with its great melody, pure lyrics and good commercial achievements, the song did not make a great impression for Taylor to top the Hot 100 chart at that time.
4. “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
“Need You Now” was released in 2009, from the album of the same name by the band Lady Antebellum. With this comeback, Lady Antebellum has made remarkable progress as they had topped the Hot Country Songs Chart for 5 consecutive weeks and quickly climbed to No.2 Billboard Hot 100.
In addition, “Need You Now” has officially become the country music single with the most downloads in the history of digital music in the US in 2011 and simultaneously breaking the previous record from the song “Love Story” by Taylor Swift.
5. “Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line
It would be wrong not to mention the super hit “Meant To Be”, the song marking the collaboration between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line. Despite being a popular pop star, trying with country music for the first time helped Bebe Rexha receive countless compliments from fans.
After the great success of “Meant To Be”, the female singer once shared with Billboard that country music was interesting and she wanted to be associated with other artists pursuing this music genre someday. In addition, the song also excelled at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.
6. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift
The song is extracted from the fourth studio album titled “Red”, becoming the first single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 in Taylor’s career. By the time it was released, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was considered not only a pure country song but also a new but strange combination of pop sounds.
Taylor Swift has proved that the decision to try a new genre did not make her lose the title of “country music princess” when she was named in the “Top Country Song” category of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Indeed, the hit owner “Blank Space” has created a strong attraction for this music line when she always brings elaborate lyrics and deep content to her music.
7. “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Young star Lil Nas X had the first time to hit the perfect music lane when spending 7 consecutive weeks reigning the Billboard Hot 100. However, “Old Town Road” used to be accused of not being a country music genre. Specifically, after appearing at Hot Country Songs, Billboard suddenly removed the song from this chart because it blended modern hip-hop sound and did not converge all the elements of a country music song today.
Upon hearing this news, Billy Ray Cyrus – the great star of the country music industry expressed his disagreement and decided to cooperate with Lil Nas X to release the remix “Old Town Road” to confirm that this is genuinely a country music song. Since then, the worldwide music charts sweeping series day of this song officially come