Top Ten Of 2017
Who would've imagined the year 2017 had in store for country music? We saw hit after hit. New stars paving their way to the top, and veteran artists showing they are still a force to be reckoned with.
Before we say goodbye to an amazing year, we want to take a look back at our top 10 songs of the year. Our list will bring us on a night out on the town, that takes us the long way to an unforgettable night and makes us wish for five more minutes.
- Greatest Love Story~ LANco
LANco is the band to watch in 2018. “Greatest Love Story" is the band's leading single to their debut album releasing January 19th, 2018. It chronicles the life of a couple and the twists and turns of their relationship, from love to turmoil to reconciling and realizing all they needed was each other.
Greatest, reached #1 on Country Airplay for the chart dated December 2, 2017, becoming Lanco's first #1 hit. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 20, 2017.
- Ain't my fault~ Brothers Osbourne
We've all been there, had a bit too much fun and being reminded just how much fun was had the next day. We've also been there when all we wanted to do was place the blame on everyone but yourself. Ain't my fault is the theme song to all of us, take no blame people.
The song was released in January 2017 as the duo's fifth single overall. The song has sold 352,000 copies in the US as of November 2017.
- Five More Minutes~Scotty McCreery
McCreery’s storytelling in this song is easily relatable. We all at some point in our lives wished we had just a few more minutes, whether to say goodbye or score that winning touchdown. A beautiful tribute to life, to love, and to those “sweet moments,” we never want to leave behind.
“Five More Minutes" is McCreery’s first single in 5 years, and the first single off his upcoming album ‘Seasons Change’ releasing March 16th, 2018. Right now the single is currently sitting at 15 on the charts and rising.
- Blue Ain't Your Color~Keith Urban
“Blue" is the ultimate you can do better song. In the song, a male is observing a lonely woman at a bar who is dissatisfied with her current relationship. The bluesy hit showcases Urban’s smooth vocals.
Blue garnered Keith a CMA award for single of the year. It became Urban's nineteenth top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. In June 2017, the song reached a million copies sold and has sold 1,146,000 copies in the US as of November 2017.
- Unforgettable~ Thomas Rhett
Rhett has a way of presenting fans with feel good music and songs we can relate to. Unforgettable is a feel good song about the day a couple fell in love. Showing the softer side of guys and proving they can/do remember the little things, especially when it comes to falling in love. Unforgettable, is the second single off his third album ‘Life Changes’, peaking at number one on the Billboard US country airplay chart.
- Doin’ Fine~ Lauren Alaina
“Fine”, is an autobiographical song about the hardships Alaina went thru over the five years between the release of her first album and recording of her second, including her father's alcoholism and her parents' divorce. The song's chorus addresses the process of overcoming said difficulties and learning to accept all of life's "crazy" moments.
“I'm doing fine enough to know that everyone's a little broken
Fine enough to learn that hearts are best when they're wide open…”
Lauren’s songwriting takes fans on a journey. The mature content, amazing vocals and the songwriting make “Doin’ Fine" one of the most brutally honest, relatable songs we have heard all year.
- In Case You didn't Know~Brett Young
The second single off Young’s debut album is the ultimate wedding song. This love song has everyone from young and old swooning.
“In Case You didn't know” peaked at number one the week of June 10, 2017, making it Young's first number one hit of his career. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 23, 2017, and has sold 970,000 copies in the United States as of November 2017.
A girl like you~ Easton Corbin
“A Girl Like You" is Easton’s 10th single release. Easton is very much a traditional country artist and prides himself on it. But he has figured out a way to mix up some playful undertones and grow as an artist still remaining loyal to the traditional sound. The song is playful, with guitar hooks and shuffling beats.
Easton just announced via social media the song has now become a top 10 single.
- The Long Way~ Brett Eldredge
Brett’s songwriting shines on this second single off his self titled, fourth studio album. This country ballad describes how a lover can get to know their partner on a deeper level by exploring their history and their hometown.
Long Way is a highlight on the album, showcasing Brett’s charm and vulnerability that allows his vocals to shine. If this song doesn't make your heart melt there is something wrong.
- No Such Thing as a Broken Heart~ Old Dominion
We can always count on Old Dominion for a feel good, sing along song. As the lead in single to the band's sophomore album ‘Happy Endings’ the guys set out to send a message. Encouraging us to rise above the day-to-day challenges of life and live the best way possible. This song is exactly what we needed this year, a song to remind us it's ok to fail. Get back up and try again, don't let life kick you around.
“No Such thing" is everything you need to know about surviving this thing called life.
“Cry when it hurts, laugh when it's funny"
“Chase after the dream, don't Chase after the money”
“You can't keep the ground from shaking, no matter how hard you try"
“You gotta love, like there's no such thing as a broken heart”
This world can be an awful lonely crazy place, but songs like “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" make the world a little less dark. In the words of Old Dominion, “Keep your chin up".
As 2017 comes to an end, I am so excited to see where these artists go in 2018. What new artists will lift us, what veteran artists will teach us. And how many songs will inspire us. Cheers to a great year we leave behind and an even better year ahead of us.