The 20 Best Country Music Singles Of 2016

What a year we had in 2016.

In order to maintain a level of sanity, I kept the requirements for this year-end list to singles released in 2016.* It was simply the easiest way to make a list of the best songs of this year without combing through a hundred different albums for deep cuts nobody heard. Either way, we saw some great music this year.

(For non-singles, read “The Best Song From Every Album This Year = One Amazing Playlist”)

Here are my top 20 singles of 2016.

20. “Sleep Without You” – Brett Young

19. “Setting The World On Fire” – Kenny Chesney Ft. P!nk

18. “Better Man” – Little Big Town

17. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban

16. “I Met A Girl” – William Michael Morgan

15. “My Church” – Maren Morris

14. “Head Over Boots” – Jon Pardi

13. “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line

12. “American Country Love Song” – Jake Owen

11. “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini

10. “Holdin’ Her” – Chris Janson

9. “From The Ground Up” – Dan + Shay

8. “Record Year” – Eric Church

7. “Rock On” – Tucker Beathard

6. “Love Triangle” – RaeLynn

5. “With You I Am” – Cody Johnson

4. “Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

3. “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

2. “Humble & Kind” – Tim McGraw

1. “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell*

*Came out in late December 2015.

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