This month’s Rate Country Music poll begins with the Top 5 songs from last month. We’ll explain how this works and why it’s important.
- No. 5: Luke Combs, “Fast Car”
- No. 4: Kane Brown, “Bury Me in Georgia”
- No. 3: Luke Combs, “Love You Anyway”
- No. 2: Thomas Rhett, “Angels Don’t Always Have Wings”
- No. 1: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
The overall score for “Last Night” is dropping, showing that some country fans may have had their fill of the Morgan Wallen. That leaves room for an artist like Rhett, Combs or Kane Brown to claim No. 1 in August.
We’ve chosen over 30 songs from Taste of Country’s most recent Top 40 Country Songs power rankings and asked for your opinion. The list has been published monthly for more than a decade and has historically relied on chart rankings, sales, staff opinion and some listener opinion.
Now, fans account for 25 percent of the if the information. Rate each song on a 1 to 5 scale below and every time you visit this page. We’ll ask for two small bits of demographic info first, but the whole thing takes less than a few minutes, unless you need to stop and listen to a song or two. For that, we’ve embedded YouTube videos.
The Top Country Songs of 2023, Ranked
The best country songs of 2023 fit snug over your life and experiences. Each is written from personal experiences, but somehow, that translates as if it were custom to each of us. We’ve loved, we’ve longed, we’ve lost and we’ve cut loose in the country.
Airplay charts, sales data and streaming numbers helped make this list of country music’s top songs of 2023, but staff and Taste of Country reader opinion were most influential. Songs included on previous Top Country Songs lists were not eligible. A song may have been released in 2022, but it had to have the majority of recorded airplay or impact this year to count.