Zach Bryan proves he’s now officially a country star as he continues his chart breakthrough in 2022. Amazingly, the Oklahoma native has taken over our top 40 country songs for October 2023, logging thirteen songs on the list and claiming six out of the top 15 slots.
Bryan has recently released his self-titled album, which features roots-oriented guest stars like Kacey Musgraves, Lumineers, Sierra Ferrel, and the duo War and Treaty. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, all 16 tracks are scarred across the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100.
On the other hand, we have a new top song, and it’s none other than Luke Combs’ “Fast Car.” Other artists on the list are Bailey Zimmerman, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, and Oliver Anthony Music, among many others.
Well, let’s get the ball rolling! Here are the top 40 country songs for October 2023. Check them out below.
1. Fast Car by Luke Combs
Tracy Chapman’s iconic hit single, “Fast Car,” continues to become bigger than ever since it resurfaced in popularity again with Luke Combs’s version on his 2023 album Gettin’ Old. The immensely successful cover has reached historic heights, ranking No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100 and becoming the fastest-rising single off Combs’ already top-flight career.
2. I Remember Everything by Zach Bryan, Featuring Kacey Musgraves
The song was the lead single off Zach Bryan’s self-titled album and debuted atop Billboard Hot 100. It is the fourth country song in a row to occupy the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time this has ever happened.
3. Last Night by Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen’s compelling narrative and emotional depth captured the audience’s attention in this song, “Last Night.” Here, the country artist painted a raw and relatable picture of a turbulent relationship of a couple caught in a cycle of love and conflict.
4. Religiously by Bailey Zimmerman
We’ve seen Bailey Zimmerman skyrocket to unprecedented levels of superstardom. His song “Religiously” (which uses religious imagery to convey his heartbreak after a relationship’s end) notched him his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Radio chart.
5. Sarah’s Place by Zach Bryan, Featuring Noah Kahan
“Sarah’s Place” featuring Noah Kahan serves as one of the many highlights of Zach Bryan’s folk-leaning project, Boys Of Faith. The song is an endearing but bittersweet ode to a long-gone lover.
6. Thinkin’ Bout Me by Morgan Wallen
This song is another paramount example of Wallen’s distinctive, seamless ability to write songs that fans can relate to. As a result, it wasn’t a tremendous surprise when it emerged as one of the most streamed tracks.
7. Need a Favor by Jelly Roll
Jelly Roll continues his dedication to using music as a way to comfort and reassure listeners in “Need A Favor,” where he runs out of options and turns to the Almighty for some help as he’s about to lose his daughter.
8. Rich Men North of Richmond by Oliver Anthony Music
Oliver Anthony enjoyed a historical entry on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs chart. The song debuted at No. 1, making him the first artist to debut atop the chart without any prior chart history. “Rich Men North of Richmond” became an overnight viral hit after gaining social media traction.
9. Boys of Faith by Zach Bryan, Featuring Bon Iver
Zach Bryan teamed up with fellow indie folk star Bon Iver for the first time in “Boys of Faith,” where they mine nostalgia for old friends and relationships with their hearty voices.
10. Watermelon Moonshine by Lainey Wilson
Lainey Wilson’s song about reckless love will find listeners looking back to their younger years as she returns to being eighteen again, in love, and having tastes of homemade booze that made them give in to pleasure.
11. Try That In A Small Town by Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean’s controversial yet biggest hit still lingers on country radio. In this country-rock ballad, Aldean will take you straight to the heart of a close-knit town. It’s a “feeling of a community that I had growing up,” the country artist describes the song.
12. Deep Satin by Zach Bryan
Listeners were disappointed to know that “Deep Satin” was not featured on Bryan’s self-titled album. However, the country artists quickly reassured fans that they wouldn’t have to wait long, promising the song would be released soon.
13. Save Me by Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson
It will be challenging to find a vocal performance as honest as Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson’s “Save Me” – which represents Jelly Roll’s troubled past and Wilson’s torment.
14. Hey Driver by Zach Bryan, Featuring The War and Treaty
“Hey Driver” features husband-wife duo The War and the Treaty, which highlights ardent vocal harmonies and brooding piano and guitar while focusing on issues of depression and solitude.
15. Nine Ball by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan masters the theme of generational struggles as he tells the poignant story of a complicated father-son relationship that’s tainted by gambling in “Nine Ball.”
We know you want more, so here are some of the tracks to complete the top 40 country songs for October 2023.
- White Horse by Chris Stapleton
- Tourniquet by Zach Bryan
- Pain, Sweet, Pain by Zach Bryan
- Everything I Love by Morgan Wallen
- Truck Bed by HARDY
- Spotless by Zach Bryan, Featuring The Lumineers
- Girl In Mine by Parmalee
- In Your Love by Tyler Childers
- East Side of Sorrow by Zach Bryan
- Standing Room Only by Tim McGraw
- Can’t Have Mine by Dylan Scott
- Pretty Little Poison by Warren Zeiders
- Stars Like Confetti by Dustin Lynch
- But I Got A Beer In My Hand by Luke Bryan
- I Can Feel It by Kane Brown
- God Gave Me A Girl by Russel Dickerson
- The Painter by Cody Johnson
- World On Fire by Nate Smith
- El Dorado by Zach Bryan
- Heartbroken by Diplo, Jessie Murph & Polo G
- Fear And Friday’s by Zach Bryan
- 23 by Chayce Beckham
- Save Me The Trouble by Dan + Shay
- I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift
- Summertime’s Close by Zach Bryan
There you have it – the top 40 country songs for October 2023! Which one you like best?
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