The top 40 country songs for May 2023 are composed of fan-favorite artists – headed by Morgan Wallen. If you’ve been tuning to the country radio for the past few weeks, pretty sure you’ve been hearing Wallen’s songs playing on rotation. The Tennessee native is definitely conquering the music charts at the moment. In fact, a whopping seven tracks of Wallen are on this list.
Meanwhile, Luke Combs continues proving that he’s unquestionably one of the biggest acts in the country genre today. He has ridden this momentum into his fourth album, Gettin’ Old. You will also find Tyler Hubbard, Parker McCollum, Scotty McCreery, and Keith Urban on this list, sweeping us off our feet with their new releases.
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So, let’s get into this. Keep scrolling below to find the top 40 country songs for May 2023.
1. Last Night by Morgan Wallen
Being one of the most popular country singers today, “Last Night” immediately became popular – swiftly peaking at No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Billboard Hot 100. Fans ran to delve into its lyrics about a man trying to keep a complicated relationship alive. Its lyrics are filled with relationship struggles many would relate to.
2. Fast Car by Luke Combs
Country superstar Luke Combs continues expanding his fanbase to pop audiences as he is gearing up for another crossover success with his cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit, “Fast Car.” While it’s quite rare for a country artist to record a cover of a pop hit, the song has proven to be a fan-favorite staple at his live shows.
3. Rock And A Hard Place by Bailey Zimmerman
The fast-rising artist has kept growing his fanbase ever since he ranked No. 2 as Billboard’s 2022 Top New Country Artist. His song “Rock And A Hard Place” even debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart when it was not yet a radio single. It was the second-highest debuting song on that chart for the entire 2022 – and it continues to send chills down our spine today.
4. You Proof by Morgan Wallen
Over a year after “You Proof” – a song about drinking away the memory of a past love – was released as the final single from Morgan Wallen’s 2021 album Dangerous: The Double Album, it continues to linger in the charts. Its success absolutely demonstrates Wallen’s ability to pen himself a chart-topper and his one-of-a-kind talent.
5. Something In The Orange by Zach Bryan
“Something In The Orange” immediately became an instant hit when it was released in 2022, further cementing Zach Bryan’s place in the genre as he showcased the remarkable songwriting skills at his disposal. Country fans were impressed with this song about longing, love, and heartache.
6. Thinkin’ Bout Me by Morgan Wallen
Here’s another post-breakup song by Morgan Wallen that got us thinking about our previous lover. In the song, Wallen finds himself holding on to his previous relationship and hoping she still has a candle burning for him.
7. One Thing At A Time by Morgan Wallen
Meanwhile, here’s the title track of Morgan Wallen’s new One Thing at a Time album, which proved to be a standout as it debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Surprisingly, there’s no joy in this song. Heartbreak is definitely his thing.
8. Thought You Should Know by Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen dropped a personal song he co-wrote with country superstars Miranda Lambert and Nicolle Galyon. The song finds Wallen confessing to making poor decisions, drinking too much, and even chasing women – but despite this, his mother, Lesli, has shown him nothing but selfless love and care.
9. Thank God by Kane Brown With Katelyn Brown
This song is a romantic ballad that fans have been waiting for for years, the first duet between real-life couple Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown – and the result exceeded everyone’s expectations, as it’s a beautiful love song with heartfelt lyrics that could melt everybody’s hearts.
10. Dancin’ In The Country by Tyler Hubbard
“Dancin’ In The Country” will surely uplift your mood. Tyler Hubbard set the light-hearted ballad when he stepped into the writers’ room with Keith Urban, among others – and what they created was jaw-dropping with its joyous melody and carefree lyrics.
11. Handle On You by Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum has earned his third consecutive No. 1 hit with the fan-favorite “Handle On You,” which has seen massive success ever since it was released as the lead single to his forthcoming album Never Enough. Well, that’s no surprise, as McCollum wrote the song with real and raw emotion while squashing his heartbreak with alcohol.
12. Love You Anyway by Luke Combs
Luke Combs’s new music from his album Gettin’ Old continues to capture country fans’ hearts. It includes this emotion-filled tune inspired by his endless love for his wife, Nicole Hocking Combs.
The song finds the country singer professing an eternal love for his wife, letting her know that his love is so strong it can withstand pain and heartbreak.
13. Next Thing You Know by Jordan Davis
It’s amazing how in just less than three minutes, Jordan Davis has delivered an emotional life story as the song progresses from getting married to having kids to having grandkids. Fans have been using this song in their Instagram stories, which is so wonderful.
14. Wild As Her by Corey Kent
Independent country artist Corey Kent is cruising into the mainstream with the release of “Wild as Her,” which quickly gained over five million streams and shot to No. 8 on Billboard’s Canada Country Chart.
15. Tennessee Orange by Megan Moroney
The fast-rising star has been gaining some serious traction with this endearing, laid-back track, which tells the sweet story of a girl making a big switch – all in the name of love. The song finds Moroney – a Georgia Bulldogs fan – temporarily sporting the color orange as a nod to her lover, who is a fan of the rival team, The Tennessee Volunteers.
Here are some tracks to complete the top 40 country songs for May 2023.
- Need a Favor by Jelly Roll
- Human by Cody Johnson
- Ain’t That Some by Morgan Wallen
- Cowgirls by Morgan Wallen Featuring ERNEST
- Wreckage by Nate Smith
- It Matters To Her by Scotty McCreery
- I Wrote The Book by Morgan Wallen
- Memory Lane by Old Dominion
- Man Made A Bar by Morgan Wallen Featuring Eric Church
- Everything I Love by Morgan Wallen
- Sunrise by Morgan Wallen
- 5 Leaf Clover by Luke Combs
- Dawns by Zach Bryan, Featuring Maggie Rogers
- You, Me, & Whiskey by Justin Moore & Priscilla Block
- Your Heart Or Mine by Jon Pardi
- ’98 Braves by Morgan Wallen
- You by Dan + Shay
- World On Fire by Nate Smith
- Brown Eyes Baby by Keith Urban
- Straight and Narrow by Sam Barber
- Religiously by Bailey Zimmerman
- Girl In Mine by Parmalee
- Everything She Ain’t by Hailey Whitters
- Dying Man by Morgan Wallen
- Whiskey Friends by Morgan Wallen
So, did your favorite tunes make it to the top 40 country songs for May 2023?
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