Blake Shelton songs are an example of a successful crossover between country and mainstream music. His tunes’ versatility is visible in every strum of the guitar or beat of drums in the background. Heck, some of his songs can pass up as alternative rock if not for his label as a country music star. His songs can make you feel rough yet soft with his lyrics and melody.
Today we’re counting down the top 10 best Blake Shelton songs. For this list, we included the all-time most favorite tunes. It ranges from the beginning of his career in 2001 up to the present. Yes, an exciting treat from 2017’s People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
10. “I Lived It”
A great song doesn’t always translate to grabbing the No. 1 spot on the hit charts. Like Blake Shelton‘s “I Lived It,” the music never peaked to the top spot, but it proves its inclusion on this list. It has a positive vibe with an introspective ballad that takes us back to a small Oklahoma town. It’s where Shelton lived in his early years. The song is the second single from his 2018 album Texoma Shore.
9. “Came Here To Forget”
After the highly publicized divorce from Miranda Lambert, “Came Here To Forget” was the first single the country crooner released for his fans. The song was written by Deric Ruttan and Craig Wiseman from his 2016 album If I’m Honest. It talks about a story of two people who came from heartaches and are looking for a rebound from a fallen relationship. Although he didn’t precisely write it, Shelton has expressed how every word pierced through his heart.
8. “Honey Bee”
This song is notable as it skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot at the week of his 35th birthday in 2011. “Honey Bee” is a different kind of mushy song. In a way, it’s a new theme for the Grammy-winner artist as he is more known for his fun yet edgy music. But then again, he’s one of the most versatile musicians out there, so the sweet and sticky lyrics aren’t surprising.
7. “Ol’ Red”
Who can forget that silly red dog in the jail? Well, he’s not silly, actually. In fact, he’s a tough dog, but Shelton made him a silly character for biting on their escape plan. Blake Shelton’s “Ol’ Red” story is interesting enough to make it his signature song and even named his restaurant chain after it.
6. “Boys’ Round Here”
A country boy turned pop culture icon, no wonder his hit song “Boys’ Round Here” has both country and bopping flavor. It is catchy, has a southern drawl, and fun to bop your head to. Shelton seems to be the only one who can pull this off. Although some critics wouldn’t agree, this song is worth it for the top 10 as it’s a fan-favorite, especially during his live shows.
5. “Hillbilly Bone”
Everybody is a little bit country, and that’s what this song wants to prove. “Hillbilly Bone” should no doubt be part of the Top Blake Shelton Songs list as it’s the singer’s most memorable track to date. “Just Fishin'” hitmaker Trace Adkins even performed in the song opposite Shelton, which made it hit No. 1 on the charts. Furthermore, the much younger country star even received his first ACM for Vocal Event of the Year back in 2010.
4. “Mine Would Be You”
“Mine Would Be You” opened the doors for Blake Shelton’s tenth consecutive No. 1 hit. From his 2013 album Based on a True Story, the song narrates the story of a man asking his lover what her best moments in life are, and each ending refrains with the lyrics “Mine would be you.” But the twist in the story also revolves around that phrase, where his biggest regret is his lover.
3. “God’s Country”
A new direction, that’s what this brooding track means for Shelton as he gives it his standout vocals. The song was released in 2019 with a team of songwriters, namely Devin Dawson, Hardy, and Jordan Schmidt. It tackles the life the artist and his fans all grew up on, where they honor faith, family, and tradition. This is his 26th No. 1 hit, which is also why Shelton’s popularity as a prominent singer rose in the music scene.
2. “God Gave Me You”
“God Gave Me You” is a crowd favorite and the reason why is pretty obvious. Once you listen to this country music genius, you can’t stop playing it over and over again. It has to be put on your all-time favorites because it’s a must. Moreover, the song even earned a Grammy Awards nomination. It’s also part of Blake Shelton’s Red River Blue album, which achieved Double Platinum and No. 1 spot on the hit charts. “God Gave Me You” is a one-of-a-kind piece that’s full of emotion.
Storytelling at its finest, “Austin” is the country star’s first single and considered by critics as one of the best. It introduced Shelton as a vocal powerhouse early in his career and even until now. With 500,000 copies sold, it earned gold status in 2001. Even today, the song is still being played on the radio as it may be part of the modern-country classic category.
There you have it, the top 10 best Blake Shelton songs that personify the country music superstar’s versatility. Now, it’s time you listen to each piece.
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