Top 10 Country Songs of 2022

These are the Top 10 Country Songs of 2022, according to Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay chart.

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 13, 2022

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The Top 10 country songs of 2022 have been revealed.

The year is coming to a close and that means the year-end lists are starting to pour in, including Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay Songs chart

The just-released list recaps the most-played songs of the year. 

Topping the 2022 list is Parmalee with “Take My Name.” The group dominated Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as it remained in the Top 10 for a whopping 21 weeks. This is the fourth longest run in the list’s upper tier in the nearly 23-year history of the chart. 

Also included in the mix is Dustin Lynch and MacKenzie Porter’s infectious duet, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” which ranked No.2, as well as Cody Johnson’s inspiring “‘Til You Can’t,” which secured the No.3 slot. 

Rounding out the Top 5 most played songs on country radio in 2022 are Scotty McCreery’s “Damn Strait” and Luke Combs’ “The Kind Of Love We Make.” 

See below for a list of the Top 10 Country Songs of 2022, according to Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. 

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1. “Take My Name” – Parmalee 

Co-written by the band’s lead singer, Matt Thomas, alongside Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and David Fanning, “Take My Name” recounts the emotions one feels when finding the person you want to spend forever with. The song dominated the radio and streaming charts throughout 2022 with more than 259 million on-demand streams to date. 

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2. “Thinking ‘Bout You” – Dustin Lynch with MacKenzie Porter 

Dustin Lynch secured his eighth career No.1 single with “Thinking ‘Bout You” in late 2021. While most songs fall out of rotation after hitting the top of the charts, that is not the case for this duet with MacKenzie Porter as it continued to earn spins long after reaching No.1. “Thinking ‘Bout You” was co-written by Lynch, Andy Albert, Hunter Phelps, and Will Weatherly. 

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3. “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson 

Produced by Trent Willmon and co-written by Ben Stennis and Matthew J. Rogers, “‘Til You Can’t” is undoubtedly one of the biggest songs of the year, so it’s likely no surprise that the song ranked No.3 on the list. This is a career song for Cody Johnson. 

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4. “Damn Strait” – Scotty McCreery 

Scotty McCreery’s “Damn Strait” resonated with fans far and wide from the moment it was released. The song took McCreery’s career to new heights and earned the North Carolina native his fifth No.1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Co-written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, “Damn Strait” appears on McCreery’s fifth studio album, Same Truck

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5. “The Kind Of Love We Make” – Luke Combs 

Luke Combs showcased a different side of his artistry with the release of “The Kind Of Love We Make,” and it paid off. The song, co-written by Combs with Dan and Reid Isbell and Jamie Davis, flew to the top of the charts, securing the two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year his 14th consecutive No.1.

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6. “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell 

Cole Swindell’s “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” is a certified smash. The Platinum-selling hit spent five weeks at No.1 this year and topped the charts after just 12 weeks. Songwriting credits on this hit are attributed to Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, and Tim Nichols.  

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7. “23” – Sam Hunt 

Sam Hunt served up a dose of nostalgia with the release of “23.”  Hunt co-wrote “23” alongside Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Chris LaCorte, who also produced the track. The track will likely appear on the superstar’s yet-to-be-announced next studio album, which will serve as the follow-up to Southside.  

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8. “Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen 

Morgan Wallen’s hot streak continued with “Wasted On You.” The song became his sixth No.1 single in June of 2022. Wallen co-wrote the track with Ernest K. Smith, Josh Thomspon, and Ryan Vojtesak. Fans can find this song on the East Tennessee native’s record-breaking project, Dangerous: The Double Album

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9. “Trouble With A Heartbreak” – Jason Aldean

“Trouble With A Heartbreak” became Jason Aldean’s 27th No.1 single when it topped the charts earlier this year. The song, co-written by Tully Kennedy, Kurt Allison and John Morgan, is included on Aldean’s Macon, Georgia album. 

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10. “Wishful Drinking” – Ingrid Andress with Sam Hunt 

Sam Hunt is the only artist to have two entries within the Top 10 of Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay chart. He is featured on this track alongside Ingrid Andress, who co-wrote “Wishful Drinking” with Jonny Price, JP Saxe, Lucky Daye, and Rykeyz.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.