This list of the Top 10 country songs of 2021 (so far) recognizes that the word “hit” has several definitions. It awards songs that deserve distinctions when they don’t make the Top 10 but still leave an impact.
Think of the first 10 songs on this mid-year list as superlatives, and click any of the titles to hear why each is deserving of inclusion. Sales data, streaming numbers, chart position, fan response and staff opinion helped shape the traditional Top 10 list that follows.
The No. 1 song of the year (so far) is an anthem with a high ceiling. The No. 2 song is a poignant ballad you’ll learn from. Find love and heartbreak, laughter and tears and some of the finest storytelling the genre has to offer elsewhere. And then scroll up a little further to find a big ‘ol party.
In 2021, country music is bringing it all front and center.
Top Country Songs of 2021, Ranked
You’ll find much more than just the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021 on this list.